4 Plumbing Upgrades You Need

A plumber installing new bathroom fixtures in a home.

Spring is in the air and our spaces could definitely use a refresh. What better way to start the new season than adding a bit of value to your home? Here are our top 4 plumbing upgrades you need this spring.

Tankless Water Heater

If your standard tank water heater is more than 15 years old and it doesn’t seem to be doing its job efficiently anymore, a tankless water heater is worth the investment. While they might be more costly upfront, they actually save you money in the long run because they are more energy efficient.


If you live in a house more than 40 years old, upgrading your pipes might be something worth considering. Your pipes are most likely made of galvanized steel, cast iron, or lead, which are prone to corrosion. When you think it’s time to replace your piping, choose to upgrade to copper.

Showerhead and Shower Filter

Upgrading your showerhead can make the biggest difference in your daily showers. Over time, showerheads will collect a build up of minerals, which affects your water pressure and requires frequent cleaning. Think about buying a new showerhead this spring and experience a whole new type of luxury in the shower.

Speaking of luxury, shower filters also reduce the amount of minerals in the water, leaving you with softer skin and hair. If your skin and hair are drier than normal after you step out of the shower, install a shower filter and you won’t have to use an excessive amount of moisturizer every day.

Bathroom Fixtures

If your bathroom is a bit outdated, there’s nothing wrong with considering a full remodel. Upgrading your toilet to a low-flow design will reduce water use and lower your monthly bill. At Dr Rooter of Lexington, we can make your dream bathroom a reality with our bathroom remodeling services.

If a full remodel is out of the question, that’s alright! Thoroughly cleaning your sink and bathtub as well as clearing out the drains will have your bathroom feeling brand new in no time.

Pro tip: White vinegar is a great natural cleaning source to remove stubborn stains.

Lexington Plumbing Services

At Dr Rooter of Lexington, we offer fast and reliable plumbing services and always guarantee customer satisfaction. Call us today at (803) 398-2090 for quality plumbing products and services!