Buying a new home? Let’s talk plumbing first
Buying a new home is an incredible, monumental time in someone’s life and everyone wants their new home to be the perfect match for them! This means careful examination of all that the home has to offer – with that is proper plumbing. When searching for a new home, keep an eye out for the following:
Leaky Pipes – Don’t be afraid to check under the kitchen or bathroom sinks for leaky pipes. In fact, this is critical in order to avoid future plumbing problems.
Water Heaters – The average life span of a water heater is 10 years, depending on the water quality, maintenance, and installation. Be sure to consider this and the location of the water heater when purchasing a new home. Will the location or age of the water heater cause an issue down the road if leaking or damaged?
Brown/Yellow stains on the ceiling – When you are walking through your potential new home don’t forget to examine the ceilings in each room. Visible brown or yellow spots on the ceilings can mean two things: leaky pipes or a leaking roof. Be sure to get this issue addressed prior to purchasing your new home.
Low water pressure/slow drainage – It is important to test every faucet, shower head, and bathtub in your potential new home prior to making an offer. If there is a lack of water pressure or water draining, this could mean a big plumbing problem. There could be some sort of blockage in the pipes and could be costly for you down the road.