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The Best Plumbing Upgrades for Tax Season


If you’re looking forward to getting a chunk of money from your tax refund this year, it might be the best time to invest in something that will improve your home. Putting that money toward an upgrade to some part of your home’s plumbing could save you money and prevent inconvenience in the future. 

But there’s so much that could be done. What would the best options be? Here are some of our top recommendations for plumbing upgrades you could spend your tax refund on, and how they’ll benefit you.

Green Fixtures

No, we’re not talking about changing your home’s color scheme. We mean green as in environmentally-friendly. Toilets, sink faucets, and showerheads used to go through a lot more water than today’s options use. This means that when you swap these fixtures out for new low-flow versions, you’ll be cutting your water bill each month in the future.

New fixtures have the added benefit of increasing the value of your home, should you choose to sell it in the near future. And if those fixtures are environmentally friendly and keep your home’s water bills lower, that will make your home even more attractive if you put it on the market.


One thing that’s often neglected in home plumbing, especially in areas which are warm throughout much of the year, is weatherization. But even if our winters aren’t as long as the ones they have further north, they do get pretty darn cold. 

Insulating the pipes that are most vulnerable to that cold can reduce your home’s energy use. It will also protect them from freezing and bursting when temperatures do get extreme. And outdoor fixtures like hose bibs—the technical term for an outdoor faucet—can also benefit from weatherization.

New Kitchen Appliances

A dishwasher or garbage disposal is unlikely to work very well when it gets beyond ten years of age. If either of these appliances in your home are getting to be around that age, replacing them now would be an ideal plan. You’ll avoid inconvenient or disastrous breakdowns that you might have to deal with if they keep aging and you’ll raise your home’s value, as well. And if your home doesn’t have these appliances at all, you should definitely get them!

Inspection and Maintenance

If you’re not sure what your top priority for your home’s plumbing should be, there’s no better answer than having an expert plumber in Shallowater, TX give your home a thorough inspection. They can detect and explain any serious concerns that you should address, or simply provide routine maintenance like drain cleaning that can keep things running smoothly for the rest of the year.

No matter what choice you make, your home’s plumbing is always worth investing in. It will make your home more pleasant to live in and boost your property’s value. Whether you’re looking for maintenance, repair, or installation of new fixtures or appliances, we’re ready to give your home the plumbing upgrade of your dreams.

JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning serves the Lubbock area. Contact us for all your plumbing needs.

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