Ahh, yes, a mobile home plumbing system.
One of the most unattractive structural items of a mobile home is a necessity for everyone’s well-being.
How long people tend to keep their mobile homes is an interesting topic of conversation.
The HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development), estimates that the average life expectancy of a modern prefabricated home is between 30 and 55 years, with that number rising with better care.
Mobile houses should endure forever if treated with the same care as any other kind of house. Manufactured homes have the same resale value as site-built homes, according to a report published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in the middle of 2018.
The Manufactured Housing Institute found that manufactured homes have an average lifespan of 55.8 years. Manufactured homes have a long life expectancy and may endure indefinitely if cared for properly.
There’s no reason for a mobile home to deteriorate any quicker than a conventional house. Mobile or manufactured homes use the same high-quality materials as conventionally constructed houses.
Since 1976, mobile houses have been referred to as manufactured homes to reflect the fact that they take advantage of modern construction techniques. Moreover, they employ ever-improving standards of design and material usage.
Mobile home buyers may have the same concerns as conventional homeowners, such as those related to property taxes and the quality of the local public schools. But you shouldn’t be too worried about how long your manufactured home will last. The average age of a residence built on a lot is over 40 years.
Manufactured homes in senior adult housing parks tend to be in better condition than the average. Florida is home to a plethora of such parks. Many houses were built in the 1960s and 1970s, making them roughly 40-55 years old and well past their useful lifespans at this point.
A home’s longevity is greatly influenced by the local climate. Construction materials like fiberboard, particle board and pressed board have degraded over time in Florida due to the state’s high humidity and rainfall.
When it comes to housing alternatives in today’s society, you have several possibilities. Perhaps a manufactured home is something you’re interested in. It’s natural to ask how long your new manufactured home will hold up when you’re house hunting.
Construction time and available materials for manufactured homes are not affected by the elements because the dwellings are constructed indoors
Given the above data, mobile home plumbing is one of the hottest topics along with mobile home flooring systems so, in this article, we will discuss more mobile home plumbing.
Most of the time the plumbing system in a Sarasota Florida mobile home is not addressed by the Buyers or Sellers of the home and for good reason, it isn’t really exciting to talk about!
With this belief commonly understood, it is important to realize that not having a good quality plumbing system that is free of leaks and issues is of utmost importance to the livability and resale of the mobile home.
The average age of mobile homes in and around the Sarasota Florida area is that of a mid to late 1970s model.
The reason this is brought up here is that in 1976 the government created the HUD division of housing and they required that all mobile homes that were manufactured for sale in the United States after this year be held to a uniform standard. Part of this standard was that all manufacturers of mobile homes would have to adhere to the same building codes across the board for the plumbing systems that were being placed within each and every mobile home.
Prior to 1976 most mobile home manufacturers would use a product called gray piping to run the plumbing throughout the home.
Gray piping is a much cheaper product than what is used today and would often crack within a few years of the mobile home being settled on the concrete pad creating leaks throughout the entire underbelly of the home. These small leaks would then create additional pressure on other parts of the plumbing system for which, eventually, there would be bigger and bigger problems with the home’s plumbing system.
In nearly all mobile homes throughout the Sarasota Florida area, the plumbing at some time has been totally replaced with a more modern product called PVC piping.
PVC piping is usually white in color and is made of a more durable plastic than the gray piping that was originally used.
Many times in mobile homes when the plumbing was redone then the plumber also put in a dishwasher line in the kitchen along with a bigger water heater to the home.
It would be fair to say that if you are looking at a Sarasota Florida mobile home and see that the age of the home is in the mid-1970s or before and it has a dishwasher that the home has been replumbed sometime during its life span.
Having updated plumbing in a mobile home is not something that everyone gets excited about when purchasing their own piece of paradise in the Sunshine State, however, having this essential part of the home that you are looking to purchase updated will save you thousands of dollars and tons of frustration moving forward!
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This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.