Thinking about buying a home?
Buying a new home can be an exciting and rewarding experience, especially if you are a first time home owner. But before diving headlong into the purchase of your shiny new home, there are a few simple measures that you should take to protect your future investment. Your most important step will be to make sure the house is a smart buy in the fist place by taking a look under the hood, so to speak, with a plumbing inspection.
While a professional home inspector will take a look around your potential purchase and make sure that your pipes actually work, their inspection may not be in depth enough to insure that you won’t see major problems in the future. A professional plumber can make a much more thorough inspection of your pipes and septic system to find potential troubles that could end up costing you big bucks down the road.
Some of the more costly problems that a professional plumber can discover are the existence of leaks, mold, lack of proper water pressure, inadequate water heater, lack of pipe insulation, inadequate septic system and, of course, even something as simple as leaky faucets.
Another important discovery that a professional plumber can make is whether your home has lead pipes, which is more likely if the home was constructed before 1986. These lead pipes can cause a home’s water supply to have a high lead content which is an environmental toxin and can be harmful to developing children. Replacement is often recommended, but this process can be very expensive.
If you can find hidden plumbing issues early enough in the buying process, any pre-existing problems can be fixed before you complete your purchase of the home. If these problems cannot be fixed by a potential seller, your realtor can use them as a bargaining chip to negotiate a price that will leave you much-needed financial wiggle room for immediate repairs. This can save new homeowners considerable pocketbook pain down the road while providing the confidence that your new home is indeed a good investment.
Looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Naperville area? Call Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. at (630) 577-9241 or (815) 609-1859 and get started today!