Plumbing Inspection Tips for Home Buyers

Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your life. Before you follow through with your closing, there are several things you need to do to make sure everything is in order. Having a professional plumbing inspection before you close on your home is imperative. Your plumber will be able to quickly and easily identify any potential issues. This will allow you to bring these problems up before you close and encourage the seller to handle them for you.


Many plumbing problems are inexpensive and easy to fix. Still, some may cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair. That’s why you must have the plumbing on your new investment checked before you close the deal. Schedule a meeting with a professional plumbing inspection service who will help you better understand your new home’s plumbing system. Here are some tips to consider before closing on your new home.


Plumbing Inspection Tips


Here are some fundamental inspection tips every new homeowner should consider.


1.   Check the Water Heater


Have you ever wondered how costly it is to replace a water heater? Believe it or not, it can cost you thousands of dollars. Being a home buyer, no one wants to face this type of expense after they’ve already made a significant investment. Additionally, you don’t want to get settled in your new home and be stuck with no hot water. Your water heater comes with a lifespan of ten years or more, so any heater older than that will not work as effectively as the new one. Have your plumber do a thorough inspection of your water heater before you finish your home closing.


2.   Test the Toilets


Before making a purchase, make sure you have checked all the plumbing fixtures in your home, especially the toilets. Flush the toilets and see whether the drainage system is working correctly. Look for the draining issues or discoloration in the toilets. Check around the base of the toilets to make sure there are no leaks that have affected the structure of your floor. Schedule a professional plumbing inspection to see if there are any significant issues you should have addressed before you buy.


3.   Examine the Drains


Clogged drains can cause severe leaks that cost you a significant amount of money in repairs.  Once you schedule a plumbing inspection, make sure the bathroom, kitchen, and any other drains in your new home are free from clogs. You can examine them on your own by turning on the faucets or flushing the toilets to see how they drain. Have your plumber do a thorough inspection of your drains to ensure there aren’t more significant issues with your plumbing system.


4.   Check for Water Stains


Whenever you plan to buy a house, take a walk through the property and look at the ceilings, walls, and floors. Make note of any yellow or brown stains. This will show signs of pipe, drain, or roof leaks. While some stains may be leftover from old repairs, you want to make sure that there isn’t an active leak somewhere in the home. A professional plumber can tell you if the house needs repair or not.


Contact The Original Plumbing Company for Your Inspection


If you need a plumbing inspection, The Original Plumbing Company is here to help! Contact us today to schedule your inspection with a reliable Diamond Bar plumber.


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