What Concerns Should You Have About Plumbing When Buying a New Home?

When you are going through the home buying process, it is important to check out the plumbing of any home you are considering buying. Even small problems can turn into major ones if the issues are not resolved in a timely manner, so you want to know what you are going to be dealing with upfront. If you find serious problems, you may also be able to get a reduction on the price of the house or have the homeowner fix the problem before you purchase it. If nothing else, you will know what you are getting into before you decide to make the purchase.

Check Out:
. Toilets
. Sinks
. The septic system
. Any water stains

Be On the Lookout for Plumbing Issues

When you check out a new house, go straight for the toilets. Make sure that they flush properly and are not leaking at the bottom. A leaky toilet can cause serious water damage, so it should be fixed as soon as possible. You should also listen to hear the sound of continuously running water. If you do, you may need a new flapper or chain for your toilet.

You can also have a look at the sinks throughout your potential home. Check out the kitchen and bathroom to make sure that all faucets work well. You should also make sure that there are no leaks. Even a small leak can end up running up your water bill.

The septic system of a potential home should be in good working order. If you notice any unpleasant smells or a lot of water, you may want to have a professional look at the situation. Septic problems can be serious concerns, so be sure that you check it out before you commit to buying a property.

You should also look for water stains in the floors, walls, and ceilings that could be proof that there is a burst pipe or water leak in the property. It is always a good idea to find out these problems before you make an investment in buying a new home.

If you are interested in having your potential home inspected or need help after you have discovered plumbing issues yourself, we can help. Give us a call today at (408) 295-2182 to get started.