Before committing to something as important as buying a new home, you should always have a plumbing inspection performed. The status of the piping in the home is one of the most important aspects of the house’s overall worth. If there are problems that you do not know about, then they can end up costing you a lot of money later on down the road if you don’t get them fixed. The current owner should either pay for the repairs or lower the asking price. The professionals at Priority Plumbing can perform one for you – so here is what to expect from a plumbing inspection.
Thorough inspection of the kitchen
No other part of your home needs more plumbing than your kitchen. This is where you cook, eat, and wash dishes. A proper inspection will check all of the drainage pipes for leaks, inspect the valves to ensure they are working properly, and check around all sinks and appliances to look for water damage in the tiles. This should be done first.
Other than the obvious things like making sure the toilet and sinks are running properly, we check to make sure that supply lines aren’t corroding or leaking, and that the valves are working properly. The areas around sinks, tubs, and showers need to be checked as well for signs of cracked flooring. Damage in any of these areas gets expensive quickly.
The rest of the house
After these two important rooms are taken care of, the rest of the house should be checked to make sure everything is in order. The inspector should check the ceilings to make sure that there is no water leaking through to rooms below bathrooms, check the pipes in the basement, and check if your sump pump is working properly (if you have one). They will be able to notice any issues that you should know about.
Before committing to purchasing a home, it is important for you to know what you are getting into. No homeowner should hide plumbing problems from a potential buyer. When you get a professional plumbing inspection, you should know what to expect. If you call the professionals at Priority Plumbing to do one for your next home, you can be certain that it will get done right.