>> Nov 8, 2016
If you are looking to invest in the purchase of an old home, then there is a very important task that needs to be done before you commit to paying for the new home. This task is a comprehensive plumbing inspection. Plumb Perfect Plumbing helps home owner carry out thorough plumbing inspection before putting to paper.
By hiring the services of a professional to carry out plumbing inspection, you stand to lose nothing and gain a lot. In fact, if any plumbing deficiencies are discovered during the inspection, you would inform the homeowner to effect repairs before acquisition. If there are no problems then you have that sense of assurance that you don’t have any broken pipe that requires immediate attention once you move in, thus adding to your expenses.
Although, prospective home buyers usually have the property vetted and inspected by a home inspector. However, the plumbing systems are only inspected routinely as there is no detailed inspection of the plumbing system. The importance or credibility of house inspectors is in no way undermined here, but truth is that only a only a licensed plumbing expert can give you a complete report on the condition of the plumbing system in the property. It is advisable to consult with a contractor to carry out checks on the plumbing system before the final purchase.
Plumbing inspection can be a sort of big deal. Truth is, a good building design and structure can still conceal a poor or dilapidated plumbing system in a home. Plumbing systems are not exactly visible like a bad paint job or a worn out flooring carpet, they are hidden in basements, ceilings and even underground.
This is why you need the services of a professional to have the entire plumbing system checked properly. Small video cameras would be lowered down into the pipe to further check for damages or blockages beneath. This may seem like a lot of stress, but it would be worth every energy invested into it when you consider thousands of dollars that would have been spent on repairs if you neglect plumbing inspection.
People are often very reluctant to go through this initial “stress” of having the plumbing system vetted by a professional or they ignore it or don’t even remember to do it all together. Unfortunately, they go on to put pen to paper and buy the property. Shortly afterwards they have plumbing repairs running into thousands of dollars to take care of, a situation that could have been averted from the onset.
With these few tips, you have realized the importance of having the plumbing system of your proposed new home checked out by a licensed plumbing professional. Once it has been certified that the plumbing system is in good condition by a professional, you may proceed to finalizing payment. If there are any issues discovered, you can always demand a fix or re-negotiate the price of the repair into the price of the home. Whichever way, you stand to gain on all fronts.