Shopping for a new home is an exciting but daunting task, especially for the first time home-buyer. A home is one of the largest purchases most people will ever make and there are endless things to consider.
Is the structure sound? Will the roof last? How much work is needed to get everything up to standards? All of these common questions are important but an often overlooked item is the home’s plumbing system. This is hidden behind walls and under floors so is sometimes an afterthought. However, this is one of the most important systems to have inspected before purchasing a home.
Plumbing repairs can be costly, especially so if the problems are discovered after damage has already been done. Burst or leaky pipes not only cause repairs to the system itself but can often result in damage to furniture or other belongings inside the home. The sooner an issue is discovered, the less financially burdening it is likely to be. In the case of buyer purchasing a new home, having the plumbing inspected in advance can save both money and stress down the road. If an issue is detected during the inspection, the buyer can stipulate in the contract that the seller must fix it before the purchase is complete.
Opinions and Inspections by a professional: Sometimes an in-depth plumbing inspection, separate from the general home inspection of the overall house, is not conducted before the purchase. Even if this is the case, the new homeowner should have one done as soon as possible after purchase in order to identify any problems. Although the new owner will then be the one responsible for the repairs, any needed services will cost far less the earlier on issues are detected.
Despite the overwhelming tasks associated with it, home ownership it is a rewarding achievement that many Americans aspire to attain. With proper planning, catastrophic events can be kept to a minimum. A plumbing inspection is one step in the right direction.
Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Columbia area? Call Plumbing Solutions at (803) 513-5749 and schedule a service call today!