Plumbing Checklist For Your New Home
Nothing compares to the euphoria of walking into a new house. As you walk in, you can’t wait to get started with your interior design.
There’s nothing that can ruin your perfect moment. Except…
Leaking pipes, clogged drains, broken water heater. Your dream house just turned into a nightmare!
Did you take a good look at the plumbing features?
In 2017, around 5.51 million existing homes were sold in the U.S. Among these many buyers, most people forget to check the plumbing features before signing on the dotted lines. This mistake can burn a hole in your pocket! Which is why it’s important to inspect the plumbing features!
Here’s a list of plumbing features to look for in a new house:
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Faucets and Sinks
Check your sinks and faucets for water pressure. If you notice noise in your water pipes after turning off the faucet, it might be an indication of leaking pipes. Inspect the area under your sinks as well. A minor leak if neglected can rot your entire floor.
Toilet base is another place to check for leakage. Flush every toilet to check for clogging. Open faucets to ensure unfettered drain of water from sinks.
The sewer line can be a big troublemaker, especially if you’re buying an old house. Roots of nearby trees encroach the main sewer line, creating clogs.
Older sewer lines are exposed to corrosion and rust, which causes the disintegration of pipes.
Hire a professional plumber to inspect your sewer lines. Inserting a sewer camera inside sewer line can identify clogging and damage points. Once the problem is identified, you can ask the seller to get it fixed or reduce the cost to compensate for repair expenses.
A functional water heater is another feature to look for in a new home. Check the valves for leaks while operating the heater. If you notice noises in your heater’s tank, it may be a sign of leakage.
Check the water that comes out of your faucets. If the water has a brownish or red tint or a metallic scent, it’s a clear indication of corrosion in your heater’s tank.
Inspect your water meters to identify leaks. Turn off all the faucets and valves and monitor the meter’s reading. If it’s still working, there’s a leak in your piping.
Close the valves and open your faucets. If water drips out, there may be a fault in the valves.
Check the piping of your entire house. Look for spots or water stains on the floor and ceiling. Moisture can cause mold growth, which contaminates your air. This creates health risks for your family.
Repairing leaking pipes ensures the health of your family and saves your water bill.
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