A plumbing inspection can help you protect from making a bad investment choice. If you are a first-time buyer, knowing when to get a plumbing inspection can help you make a smart decision before buying you and your family’s dream home.
You See Evidence of Leaks
One of the most obvious times to get a plumbing inspection is when you see any sign of leaks in the property’s plumbing systems. Leaks can be easily determined, such as:
- Corrosion on the pipes
- Water damage on the vicinity of the pipes
- Mold and mildew in and around the pipes
The Home is Having Galvanized Pipes
Galvanized pipes are easily rusted, brittle, and corroded since they are made of steel and covered in zinc. These pipes were commonly used in aged 50 years or older homes. Making future repairs to galvanized pipes are very challenging and honestly difficult, so most homeowners had them replaced upon buying the property. If the home you are thinking about buying has galvanized pipes, having them inspected by your reliable plumber can help you decide by replacing them.
You Are Concerned About Lead
Lead is a serious concern and can cause permanent physical damage, especially to your younger family member. A plumber may be able to identify lead pipes if they are noticeable. If the plumber finds lead piping in the home you are buying, the best way to find out if the lead is a problem in your drinking water is to have the water tested by qualified and certified laboratory experts.
You Are Concerned About Sewer or Septic Tank
A slower drain is typically not the main concern for a home buyer, but many slow drains in the house could point to a potential clogged sewer or septic tank. If the home you are thinking about buying has multiple slow drains, have the sewers, or septic tank, checked by a plumber to determine if this is because of a clog. Buying a place with a septic system can be a little intimidating if you have never dealt with one before, but it is not too difficult to manage.
Contact Velvet Plumbing Today!
Do you have further questions about choosing a great plumber in your area to help you with any plumbing inspections for your dream home? Don’t hesitate to contact Velvet Plumbing today! Our expert plumbers are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and have years of experience and expertise.