Looking to buy a home? Get the plumbing inspected before you do!
When it comes to buying a new home, you’re going to be spending a significant amount of money so it is important you understand exactly what you are buying. When you are about to move into your new home, it is extremely important that you get familiar with the condition of the entire plumbing system. Having a professional company provide a complete plumbing inspection will put you in the position to pay for maintenance repairs now rather than costly emergency issues that arise after you are settled in with all your belongings.
When the home was being built, several different contractors took over the work until the job was completed. The same contractor who installed your sinks may not have been the same who installed the toilets and showers. it is important that your plumbing professional do a inspection of all the potential water wasters in the house. A simple leaking sink could potentially lead to thousands of dollars in repairs when you see that ceiling come caving in from a drip that lasted months.
When the plumbing was installed, it was exposed at the time in the framework of the house. Any leaks then could have been easily repaired without any major restoration work needed. A professional plumbing contractor knows exactly what to look for concerning leaking joints by utilizing a pressure testing procedure to expose any areas of concern. Once the leak is pinpointed, it is easier to cut and make the fix today then tear down the walls, insulation, and wiring that was damaged was the pipe burst.
One of the most common leaking areas in the home is the connections from the new appliances to the water supply. The appliances were the last items to make there way in the home and if there was a deadline, could have been hastily attached to the water supply. These appliances include washing machine, dishwasher, and garbage disposals, all of which could be leaking and causing damage in the home.
As a new homeowner, you are probably familiar with the basics of the plumbing system. You might be able to spot a leaky sink or an overflowing toilet, but you do not have the expertise to follow the water supply from the shutoff valve to the drain that goes back towards the street. Your local plumbing professional can inspect all the water lines throughout the home and detect early problems before they become major emergencies.
Looking to buy a home in the Naperville area? Call Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. at (630) 577-9241 and get the plumbing inspected before you do!