It can be overwhelming to shop for a new home and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and overlook some troubling aspects of your future dream home. However, if you’re in the market for a new house, make sure you don’t forget to inspect the plumbing or you could end up spending a large amount of money on repairs or upgrades after you’ve moved in.
Check the Showers, Faucets, Toilets and Sinks!
Ensuring there is proper water pressure, checking for leaks and inspecting drains for blocks is extremely important during a home walk-through. Sometimes a drain or pipe just needs to be cleared to work correctly, but sometimes there are larger problems that could cause expensive repair bills later on.
Inspect the Water Heater
The last thing you want to do after moving into a new home is spend money upgrading or replacing appliances. Check the water heater before you commit to a new home to ensure that it’s in proper working order, there’s no sign of corrosion and that it can meet the demands of your family.
Sewer and Pipe Inspection
Checking the condition of the main sewer drain is important because replacing damaged lines could be extremely expensive. Investing in an inspection before purchasing can alert you to potential problems or blockages.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists offers a whole-home plumbing inspection for only $59. This comprehensive inspection checks important areas of the home for possible problems, including:
- Kitchen — faucet, shut-offs, drain, aerator, garburator and dishwasher condition.
- Laundry room — tub, utility faucet, drain, waste assembly, washing machine, supply hose, standpipe and lint trap.
- Main floor, upper floor and basement washroom toilet — shut-offs, drain pop-up assembly and water temperature in the shower.
- A complete visual inspection and shut off of the hot water tank.
- Visual inspection of the main shut off.
You also have the option to include a sewer and storm sewer camera inspection to determine the condition of the pipes.