One of the biggest investments you’ll make is buying a new home. While it can get confusing and stressful, being well educated throughout the process can help you make better and more informed decisions.
As a buyer, getting your plumbing inspected is one of the things you can do to discover the risks and liabilities that come with your purchase. Here’s why you should have a plumbing inspection before buying a home:
1. A plumbing inspection reveals plumbing issues that a general home inspection typically overlooks
During a home inspection, the water pressure is tested, and the faucets and showers are checked. The home inspector will also look for visible leaks, identify the kind of pipes the house has (as long as these pipes are visible), and check the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Even thorough home inspections, however, don’t look inside pipes or sewer lines. Home inspectors also don’t look for specialized problems, potentially missing out on issues that don’t have visual cues.
A plumbing inspection, on the other hand, is a comprehensive inspection of your plumbing system. It checks for current issues and problems that may occur in the future. A plumber can tell you how serious the problem is, and if it’s easy to fix.
2. A plumbing inspection saves you money by letting you know of major plumbing issues before you purchase a home
During a plumbing inspection, a plumber thoroughly examines the fixtures, supply lines and valves, drains and sewer pipes, and water heater in the home you’re considering buying. If the homes come with appliances that use water, they’d be examined, too.
Once the inspection is done, you get a report of the findings of the plumber. An estimate will be provided for any repairs that are necessary and recommended. You can use this information to come up with a plan for repairs once you’ve bought the property.
A plumbing inspection can also help you negotiate the costs of repair with the seller, or ask for a lower price if you’ll have to do the repairs on your own.
3. A plumbing inspection helps protect your home
Since the system is inspected for every possible complication, it catches small plumbing problems before they turn big, causes your home real damage, and become more costly to repair.
This doesn’t just save you money, but it also saves you, the buyer, from potential inconvenience in the future.
When problems are caught early on, it promotes efficiency and helps prolongs the life of your plumbing system.
Ready to make informed home-buying decisions?
CONTACT US to book your plumbing inspection today! A comprehensive look at a new home’s plumbing system will get you a step ahead of potentially expensive repairs down the road. Setting an appointment online is simple and easy, and even more convenient if you download our app.
We at Good Guys have the expertise, knowledge, tools, and experience necessary to perform plumbing inspections that help you understand a home’s plumbing system. We also offer a wide range of plumbing installation, maintenance, and repair services.