Buying a house is a huge investment and a big change in your life, as in most cases you’ll be living there for years to come, even decades. And, because purchasing a house will probably be the biggest investment in your life, it’s necessary to do as much research as possible before sealing the deal. You need to ensure that you are paying for the property you expect to get and that there won’t be any unpleasant surprise once you move in.
When it comes to insulation, the plumbing and electricity systems, and the foundation, you must pay special attention to the condition of the house you’re buying. Estimate the life expectancy of these structural elements, how far it is from ending, and what you will need to invest in the near and far future.
Here is what you need to know when checking the plumbing of a potential new real estate purchase.
- Pipe Inspection
The age of the house you’re considering is a major factor in the state of the plumbing unless recent upgrades were made. Be sure to find out what material the pipes are made of, when was the last inspection or repair done, and how many years can it take from now on.
If the pipes are approaching the end of their life span, you will be looking at a major investment in the near future to replace them, so you should negotiate the price of the house with this in mind.
- Water Meter Test
A water meter test is a very simple way of doing part of the plumbing inspection. By closing the water faucets and turning off any appliance using water, then check the water meter for any activity, you can identify a leak in the system and investigate more thoroughly.
- Water Heater Inspection
The water heater is one of the major appliances in your future home, and it would be very expensive to replace. Look for corrosion on or inside the tank, pipes, valves, and request a professional inspection if it’s an old system and shows problematic signs.
- Sewer Camera Inspection
The sewer system can cause major problems if it has undetected issues. It can leak or burst and cause serious structural damage that you can’t foresee, leading to expenses that will put you in trouble in the future. A sewer camera inspection will highlight potential hazards and the plumbers can propose the right solution for repairing it.
Do You Need an Inspection or Plumbing Services?
Contact Anytime Plumbing and schedule an inspection or another service. We are happy to provide high-quality services at favorable prices and offer our expertise on your potential purchase or get it in top shape for you to move in and start your new life without a worry.
Call us now at 1-831-431-6593 or contact us online to request more information.