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Plumbing Features To Inspect Before Buying a Home

Before purchasing a new home, it’s important that you have the property professionally inspected. It is especially important that you have the property’s plumbing system inspected before moving in—without a comprehensive inspection, it may be difficult for you to determine the condition of your pipes, which could lead to unanticipated plumbing accidents and breakdowns. Here is some more information about which plumbing features to inspect before purchasing a home so you can avoid any surprise plumbing disasters once you move in.

Main Sewer Line

The main sewer line connects the plumbing system in your home to the city’s sewer line. A clogged sewer line can cause backups that can disrupt your plumbing system, cause a mess in your home, and even lead to structural water damage. A camera inspection can detect any clogs in the main sewer line and a professional plumber will be able to clear any detected clogs quickly and efficiently to prevent any issues in the future.

Water Heater

The average life span of a water heater is 10 to 15 years. Before moving into a new home, find out how long the hot water heater has been installed in the house and consider having it repaired or replaced. It’s also important to consider the location of the water heater—is it in an area that could potentially cause property damage if the tank were to leak? If so, consider having your water heater re-installed in an area where it would do less damage if an accident were to occur.

It’s important to do your due diligence before committing to the purchase of a new home. Part of this due diligence process is having the plumbing system fully inspected by a professional. A professional plumbing inspection will save you a lot of time and money on surprise emergency plumbing disasters down the line. For more information about our professional inspections and other plumbing services, contact us today at Priority Plumbing. Visit for more information.