Buying A New Home? Have A Plumbing Inspection First!
Moving into a new home can be a stressful process, especially if you this is your first big move. One of the most integral structures of a home is the plumbing system within a home. In many homes, both new and old, plumbing can be awry or need repairs. Purchasing a home without proper plumbing can lead to an entire host of issues afterwards, ranging from expensive repairs to even damage to the home.
Knowing the state of your potential future home will help prepare you for any repairs needed. You can begin to understand the condition of the insulation in your home, the electric and the heating with a proper inspection of a new home. Above all, plumbing is one of the more expensive and difficult problems to fix. Hence, the need to do a plumbing inspection is that much more urgent.
Wrench It Up can help you both inspect your new home and fix any potential plumbing issues quickly and efficiently should you find any plumbing problems. The process of inspecting the plumbing of a home is one that the licensed plumbers at Wrench It Up are most familiar with, and can offer you peace of mind when you finalize the purchase on your brand new home.
#1. You absolutely must have the water meter and valves inspected. Checking the water meter and valves will indicate if there is a leak anywhere and whether or not your valves actually work. Your local plumber will turn off the valves in the new home and check to see if the valves work, as well as if any water is leaking anywhere. When shut off, no faucet in the home should have water filtering through it. If everything is working properly, you’re off to a good start!
#2. Water Heater Inspections are important because no one wants to move into a house without hot water. Knowing the age of your water heater, what company made it and how long until the next repair is an important part of an inspection and can save you a lot of money in having to order a new one.
#3. Inspecting the shut-off valve, any drain systems, and any pipes ensure that you have the best control over your houses plumbing system. This is one of the single most important aspects of purchasing a house, because damaged piping and a plumbing system that does not work will end up piling up in cost.
#4. Inspecting your general plumbing structure is a final check that a licensed plumber will do, just to make sure that all of your plumbing and appliances that fall under plumbing work appropriately. Your dishwasher, laundry machines, and even your refrigerator need to be checked for proper plumbing. The slightest mistake could mean flooding and damage to your home.
An inspection can seem almost irrelevant when you’re busy trying to prepare your new home. There’s so much to do before moving in. In order to make sure your new home is perfect, calling Wrench It Up for an inspection before you move in can save you additional stress in dealing with plumbing problems after you move in. We are fully licensed residential plumbers with experience in all aspects of home inspections. Our expert plumbers are here to give you peace of mind when it comes to your plumbing. Give us a call for more information on how we can help check your new home’s plumbing reliability.