Plumbing Tips for Home Buyers
August 21, 2018
Buying a house is a major investment. This is why it is important to have a professional plumbing inspection done. It is very easy to overlook a plumbing issue and home inspectors may not take a deep look into the plumbing system which includes fixtures, pipes,drains, and sewer lines. Some plumbing issues can be handled with ease while others can be difficult and also very expensive.
To ensure that you don't fall into an expensive endeavor, contact us to schedule an in depth look at the plumbing system before your next home purchase. Until then, as you seek for your perfect home in Amarillo, read our tips to recognize potential plumbing issues.
Look at the ceilings for any brown stains. This means that the house has a leak in the roof or a pipe is leaking. It could be that the stain is from a previous issue that has already been addressed, but to make sure, you must find out before you move towards a purchase.
Test the Drains
Go to each fixture and let the water run to see if the water drains as fast as you would like them to. Also, look for signs of water damage. This means that there was a previous plumbing issue.
Flush Those Toilets
Proceed to flush all the toilets in the home. Look for soft spots or discolored spots on the floor around the toilet. This could mean the floor has rotted and will be costly to repair.
Look around the property for any pools of water, smell around for any disturbing odors, and plan to schedule a professional camera inspection.
Check the Water Heater
Rust or dampness around a water heater means that trouble is around the corner if it isn't already there. If it is 10 years or older, it is definitely nearing the end. Water heater replacement can cost thousands of dollars and as a home buyer, you surely do not want to face this expense.
We hope that these tips aid you in your search for your next home. Contact the professionals at Marquez Plumbing to ensure that your next dream home in Amarillo Tx is suitable for you. We will take an in depth look at all the plumbing fixtures and the entire sewer system.