Should You Have a Plumbing Inspection Before Buying a Home?

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Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases and investments you will ever make in your life and it can also be one of the most stressful. Whilst you are trying to finalise the details on your new home, getting the plumbing inspected might not be high on your list of priorities. Many people get a professional in to check the electrics in a new property but it might not occur to you to check the plumbing too. Here’s why it’s important.

The most obvious tell-tale sign of plumbing problems in a property is evidence of water leakage in and around the property. A plumbing expert will know the signs which point to a leakage and know exactly where to look to stop this problem before it gets worse or damages the property. If you have noticed any signs of leakage yourself, the problem is already well established and it makes sense to get a professional in to see the exact extent of the damage before you buy.

Water Heater Problems
A landlord intending to rent out a property is legally required to carry out an annual service check every 12 months. If you are homeowner and intend to live in the property yourself, you are not required by law to service your boiler annually but you are responsible for making sure your boiler is safe for you and those around you if you own your home. If you are considering moving into and older property or one that has been vacant for a long time, it is essential a check is carried out on the water boiler before you move in for your own safety.

Out of Date Sewerage Systems & Old Pipes
The sewerage system in your new property depends on how old the house is and if any previous owners have carried out any work since the house was built. In most houses, the pipes which contain wastewater lead into a main pipe and drain into a public sewer system, so it’s important to check if the pipes leading from your house are in good working order. In older more rural properties, you are more likely to find a septic tank system which means your sewer pipes lead to a tank which drains within the property; a lot can go wrong with this type of system if it’s not in full working order.

If you are just about to purchase a new home, our experts can give you some peace of mind and help to carry out a plumbing inspection on the property before you become committed to buying a house with potential problems down the road. Get your quote here.

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