The Importance of Plumbing Inspection before Purchasing a House

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Purchasing a home is a big decision and bigger investment to make. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to buy a house. It is important to be very meticulous on every aspect and do a plumbing inspection.

There are 10 basic things, as shared from Hometips, that you need to check for yourself:

Home Inspection Checklist

  1. The structure
  2. Water control
  3. The roof
  4. Details
  5. Kitchen & bath fixtures
  6. Electrical system
  7. Water heater, plumbing
  8. Heating
  9. Insulation
  10. Fireplaces

One of the most important thing to check when buying a house is the plumbing system. It’s always a good idea to have a checklist to see if the house has a good plumbing system. According to Bruce Davis Jr., there are 3 plumbing features you need to check before buying your dream house.

3 Plumbing Features to Check Before Buying a New Home

Before you buy the home of your dreams, be sure to inspect these plumbing features.

1. Main sewer

It is strongly recommended that a professional plumber perform a camera inspection on a main sewer line after it has clogged. If you’re purchasing a home, this is doubly important. You can’t always be certain whether the home has had drainage problems, and if so, whether the previous homeowner knew the reason for the clog. A simple camera inspection could make you aware of a hidden and very costly problem prior to the purchase.

2. Water heaters

The average water heater lasts about 10 years. This depends on the water quality, how the water heater is being used, maintenance and installation. Water heaters that heat your home, in addition to providing hot water for each of your faucets, tend to have shorter lives.

3. Toilets

One problem homeowners often neglect to have fixed is a leak at the base of a toilet. The leak often appears small or insignificant, but over time the water will begin to rot the subfloor and even get between the subfloor and the finished floor. Someone unaware of the damage this kind of problem can create, may try to seal this themselves, sometimes making it worse. Read full article here

If you are unsure how to check the plumbing system, asking help from a professional is the best option, as stated by Lillian Connors:

Asking for a professional opinion

If you are uncertain about any plumbing issues the home may have, it is strongly advised to consult a plumbing professional to do a plumbing inspection. It would not be the first time that new owners failed to notice some serious problems due to their inexperience, say the guys who own and operate Dial up Plumbing, which in return will set them back way more than professional plumbing inspection service fee would. On top of that, you will get a repair estimate and you can negotiate a discount with the sellers to cover the unexpected expenses. Read more…

A simple plumbing inspection checklist is a way to determine the quality of the house.

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October 6th, 2017 by Lief Simons
About Lief Simons

Lief Simons is the President of Plumbers Edmonton Ltd., which specializes in plumbing, heating and cooling installation, repair and servicing. For same day 24/7 service, call 587-408-3450.