Buying home can be a daunting task. It’s a lifetime investment which
is why would-be homeowners should be keen to do their due diligence when
inspecting prospective homes. Unfortunately, many plumbing inspections
do not occur until after escrow has closed which means a new buyer can
be stuck with a whole nightmare of problems they were not even aware of
until after buying the home. If you are considering the purchase of a
new home, consider contacting your local
Bartlett plumber to inspect the following critical plumbing features.
1. Main Sewer Line
The main sewage line is the pipeline stretching from the sewage system
to your property’s plumbing. The main sewer line typically runs
below your driveway or front lawn and connects street side. Homeowners
are responsible for the main sewage line up until the public street, and
repairs can be costly. One suggestion is to hire a skilled Bartlett plumber
to perform a camera inspection. A camera inspection will ensure you are
completely aware of any plumbing issues that need to be addressed.
2. Water Heaters
These household appliances typically last bout ten years before they need
to be replaced, but their lifespan is determined by how they are used.
One way to determine the age of the water heater is the model and serial
number. If the homeowner is unsure of the age, gather the serial number
and model number and contact the manufacturer for some more insight on
the water heater’s age.
Toilets are another of the critical plumber features prospective homebuyers
should check before closing the deal. Toilets with leaks at the base are
one of the first signs to look for. A small leak at the base of the toilet
may seem like a minor issue, but it can cause damage to the flooring underneath
over time. When you walk through the home, check the floor around the
area for any soft spots.
We suggest you plan to do your home inspection with your plumber present
so you can ask any relevant questions regarding the plumbing of the house. At
Smith’s Plumbing Services, we are happy to come out and for a home inspection.
Give us a
call to schedule your appointment.