Some Reasons You Need To Have A Plumbing Inspection Done Before Buying A Home

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One of the first things you need to do when buying a home is to have a plumber near you in Rohnert Park inspect the plumbing. A home’s plumbing system plays a major role in maintaining sanitary and hygienic conditions. A faulty plumbing system can develop a problem without any prior warning, bringing life to a standstill.

Many potential home buyers believe that a home inspection is enough and can reveal problems with the plumbing system. Home inspections are usually superficial. Home inspectors do three things to check a plumbing system – they see if the toilets flush properly, drains are empty, and taps are functional.

Unfortunately, this brief overview of a plumbing system is not enough, and your home inspector can miss several problems.

A plumbing inspection will reveal any current and/or potential plumbing issues. You can get these problems addressed before moving in. If a plumbing component is beyond repair, you can ask it to be replaced.

What’s Included in a Plumbing Inspection?

During a plumbing inspection, your plumber will check plumbing fixtures to see if they drain properly and have adequate water pressure.

They will thoroughly inspect the home’s main sewer line for clogs. There are several reasons why a home’s sewer line becomes clogged. If, after inspection, your plumber concludes the sewer line is clogged and the issue causing the clog is serious, it may need to be fully or partially replaced.

Pipe leaks are a serious concern. In addition to wasting water, leaky pipes can cause serious, even irreversible structural damage and can create the ideal conditions for mold growth. Your plumber will check pipes for leaks and corrosion. They will also look for lead pipes (lead poses serious health risks).

Have your plumber perform a CCTV camera inspection (which involves lowering a high-resolution plumbing camera into the pipes to inspect their interiors for leaks and other problems).

Next, your plumber will check all toilets to see if they flush properly and are in good working order. They will check their bases for leaks and see if toilets are placed properly (improper placement could indicate serious floor damage beneath).

The water heater is one of the most useful household equipment. It provides a continual supply of warm water. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the importance of their water heaters until they stop working.

A plumbing inspection must include water heater inspection. Make sure your plumber checks the water heater for leaks and the tank for corrosion or rust and weird noises.

Last but not least, your plumber will check water quality to see if it is clean and safe to use and drink. Discolored water could indicate a minor problem or a major issue. Your plumber will get to the root cause of water discoloration.

Whether you are experiencing a minor plumbing issue such as sputtering faucets, or are grappling with a major problem such as corroded pipes, John Owens Services can help. Our experts have years of experience maintaining, installing and repairing different types of plumbing systems. To schedule an appointment, call 707-452-3464.

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