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Blogs from August, 2016


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.

3. Toilets

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.

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