Reasons Why a Plumbing Inspection is Important for New Homeowners

Reasons Why a Plumbing Inspection is Important for New Homeowners

Purchasing a new home comes with many responsibilities that can overwhelm new homeowners. The one problem that happens to people buying a new house is that they fall in love with the home and feel if there is anything that does need work they can tackle that when they get in the home. Often times a new buyer will not pay that close attention to details for fear of losing the house to any other buyer and simply want to close the deal as soon as possible. Hidden problems can have a significant impact on how the house functions soon after the house is transferred to the new owner.Plumbing problems can not only be a real inconvenience it can be extremely
costly if the repairs are extensive.

When a new homeowner is negotiating with the real estate broker many times a home inspector is recommended to ensure the house is sound and worth the money being paid for it. The home inspector that comes to the house many times is not a certified plumber, and simply checks all the appliances of the home within a few hours time.
With more attention on the structure of the home and the workings of all the systems in the home, many times the only plumbing issues that are detected are leaking sinks and clogged drains.These are often just footnotes added to the inspection report because there is no way the inspector has the time to do a more detailed check of all the plumbing lines and workings of the showers, sinks, and toilets in the house.

In addition to the home inspector a new homeowner should contact a plumbing inspector as well. The plumbing inspector will take the time to carefully check all the pipes connecting sinks to ensure they all function properly. Toilets may appear fine on the surface but the pipes leading out of the home may be compromised or rotting. The home contains an intricate maze of pipes all designed to perform different functions. A plumbing inspector will carefully look at all the pipes and connections to ensure your entire system runs properly for the future.

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