7 Reasons to Have a Plumbing Inspection Done Before Buying a Home
Posted: January 1, 2018 to Inspection
When you are buying a house, you have a lot of things to consider. One of the things that you want to consider is having a plumbing inspection done on the house that you’re thinking of buying. Below are seven reasons to have a plumbing inspection done before buying a house.
Check Your Water Heater
You’re waking up for the first time in your home and you want to go to work. But before you leave, you want to take a hot shower. Unfortunately, the water is anything but hot.
This is one thing that could have been avoided if you’d had a plumber do an inspection before you bought the house. You want to know the age of the water heater and make sure that it will work well.
Test Your Toilets
Anytime you visit someone’s home, one of the things that you may worry about is that the toilet is not going to work once you’ve used it. That is one reason why you want to have a plumbing inspection done. The last thing you want to do is to get into your new home and find out that the toilets don’t work. It’s important to make sure that your toilets are in good working order. If there is a problem, remember that it may not be really expensive or really hard to fix it. You just want to know that it exists so you can plan.
Check Your Water
Another thing that you want to know is whether or not the water is safe to drink. Even if you’re running your water through some type of filter or you’re planning to only drink bottled water, the last thing you want to do is to wash with or bathe in discolored water.
Sometimes your water is discolored for a fleeting reason. Sometimes there could be someone pumping in your area so that the water is color is temporarily changed. But sometimes there can be a major problem. If the water is discolored, it could be because there are old pipes that have to be replaced.
Check Your Water Pressure
It’s annoying to have low water pressure. When you try taking your shower or washing your dishes, things don’t go well.
When you have low water pressure, it’s not just a pain to deal with daily, but it also can mean there is bigger problems inside your home. You want to make sure that you’re finding your low water pressure’s source quickly.
Check the Drains
Everyone has a problem with a clogged drain eventually. You would hope that the people who are selling you the house are going to clean the drains before the house was shown to you. But sometimes if the drains haven’t been shown the proper care, you might wonder what other things they haven’t taken care of. If the drains are clogged, you might have other serious problems with the home’s plumbing. That could mean that the plumber has to rip some holes in the walls so that they can access the pipes.
Evaluate Your Sink’s Foundation
When a sink gets old, it can start rotting and dropping. Eventually pressure is going to cause your sink to collapse. When it is caught early, some repairs can be performed to stop it from happening. But as it progresses, the sink is going to have to be replaced.
Based on the sink’s location, this might be as easy as purchasing a brand new sink from a store or as difficult as putting in a new sink and replacing the countertops around it.
You Will Know Your Situation
Simply because your house has some problems with the plumbing, it doesn’t mean it’s a deal breaker. But you will want to understand the situation fully that you are getting into.
If the house you are buying has issues, it means that you are likely going to have to put some more money into it. You should assess the price that the seller is asking and then think about negotiating based on what you have discovered about the plumbing.
These are the reasons why having a plumbing inspection done is a good idea when you are buying a house. Most of all, having it done will help you know what to expect and know what you’re getting into.
About Aqua Care
We service more than 800 water systems throughout Lee and Collier County on a regular basis.
The various types of systems we install and service range from the standard aerator water system to the more modern twin tank water systems designed to remove offensive odors and soften the water.
We also maintain point of entry, or whole house, reverse osmosis systems.
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