Purchasing a new home can be a stressful and drawn-out process. Even though you have the home inspected, there will always be issues that are inherited with the property that will reveal themselves over time. Unfortunately, plumbing problems are one of the most common obstacles new homeowners face once they move in. This is due to the fact that many plumbing issues can be difficult to detect during a casual home inspection.
To save yourself the cost of major repairs after purchasing a home, here is what to look for in plumbing before purchasing a home:
The Function of Faucets, Sinks, and Toilets: While this may be inspected before your purchase your home, knowing what you are looking for on your own can go a long way to helping you protect your money and make a smart investment. Faucets, sinks, and toilets are generally good indicators of the health of your potential home’s plumbing system. Turn each faucet on in the home, test the pressure of your water, make sure that it is coming out at a decent pressure. Watch how the water drains, standing water or slow draining water is an indicator that you have an issue with the plumbing that will need to be looked at by a professional plumber in order to determine the severity of the issue. Take a look under all of the sinks in your kitchen and bathroom, if you identify any leaks these will need to be inspected further. When you flush the toilets in each bathroom does all of the water properly drain out of the bowl? Before agreeing to purchase a home, you will want to feel confident in the condition of the space you are buying. At AAA Select Plumbing we can help you to determine the condition of plumbing in prospective homes as well as newly purchased homes.
Main Sewer Line: A common problem with older homes is damaged sewer lines. This can occur from age, from tree roots growing into the main sewer drain, and other factors. Determining the condition of your sewer line can be complicated and may require a licensed plumber, such as AAA Select Plumbing to use a camera for an efficient inspection to be completed. If there is damage to the sewer line, you can expect this to be a costly problem, which usually will require expensive repairs. The good news is, if you catch these issues before purchasing the home you can either request the seller to correct the problem or to lower the price of the home to reflect the cost of repairs and labor.
Water Heater: Immediately after purchasing a new home, you are not going to want to get stuck footing the bill for a brand new water heater. The good news is that you can catch warning signs that there is an issue with the water heater pretty quickly. First of all, if the water heater is over 8 years of age, it may be a negotiating factor in the price, considering most water heaters are built to last somewhere between 10 and 13 years. Inspect around the water heater to see if there are any leaks, this is a sign that there is an issue with the water heater, which may require a replacement. Listen for strange noises when you run the hot water in your potential home, as well as any discoloration or strange odors coming from the water.
At the first sign of a problem with the drains in your home or business, contact AAA Select Plumbing Services. If you have any questions or concerns about the plumbing system in your residential or commercial space, our team can help! We bring reliable plumbing solutions to home and business owners. Contact the team at AAA Select Plumbing Services in Humble, TX to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help bring convenience to your life.
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