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If you are looking to buy a new home, home inspections are an absolute must before you ever put your name down on the dotted line. However, some people forget about inspecting the plumbing system of their new home. This is one of the reasons that we always advise potential buyers to schedule an entire-home plumbing inspection with a licensed plumber. It is always a good idea to have people look over your plumbing situation.
We know that it can be stressful and time consuming to buy a home, which is why we are giving you a number of different suggestions that are able to help. This plumbing checklist is going to ensure that you have the information needed.
What You Should Look For
These are just a number of different options that you have to be aware of. These inspection points are going to go a long way towards finding out whether your new housing option is right for you.
- Flush All The Toilets – You want to make sure that each toilet flushes well, make sure that you flush in each bathroom to know for sure.
- Size Does Matter – If you want water pressure, you want the pipes to be 1/2″ (minimum) from faucets and at least 3/4″ pipes from water sources in the home.
- Check The Pressure – Turn on all the showers in the home in order to test the water pressure
- Heating It Up – If you have a water heater, you should check for signs of corrosion. Ask the sellers when the last service turn was. If the water heater is too old to use safely, ask for it to be replaced before you sign your name.
- Avoid The Lead – If your home has lead piping, you might want to think twice. According to the latest figures from the CDC in the United States, around 1 in 6 kids under the age of 6 has a ‘worrying’ level of lead in their blood.
- Get Down And Dirty – You want to make sure to explore the basements and crawl spaces to check for inadequate repairs, leaky pipes, and water damage. If you do not want to do this yourself, you can easily call in a qualified professional.
Have The Professionals Check Beforehand
At Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing in Hamiton, they want prospective homeowners to be prepared for anything. Before you decide to make a large investment in your home, make sure that you have their licensed technicians schedule a plumbing inspection. This is going to help make your life easier.