When you’re buying a new home, you’re excited and stressed and have about a million things on your to-do list. But don’t forget to add making an appointment with a plumbing company for a visible inspection to that list. If you don't pay attention to the state of the plumbing when choosing a house, it can end up costing you some big money down the road. And nobody wants to see that happen.
The best time to get a visible plumbing inspection
Buying a new home is the perfect time to get a visible plumbing inspection from a professional. We know in all of the commotion it can be easy to put it off, but there’s nothing more frustrating than an unexpected expense popping up due to wear and tear from the previous owner. Especially when it could have been spotted and repaired before you closed on the house.
Why bring in a professional plumber?
While home inspectors can identify some trouble spots, when it comes to plumbing, most won’t have the trained eye that it takes to get a full grasp on how well everything is functioning. When you bring in a professional plumbing company, you can rest assured you’ll get the detailed information you need to be a smart and savvy home buyer.
Also, a professional plumbing company like SSI in Northern Virginia will do more than just a visual inspection. They’ll have the tools and technology to test the stability of your plumbing and ensure that it’s on the up and up. Not all problems can be seen visually. Plus, an experienced plumber will have a thorough understanding of what to look for in homes that were built decades ago, versus newer home models.
Common problems that can be found during the inspection
Even if the plumbing seems to work fine, fixtures need to be inspected to ensure they properly maneuver, and they aren't timeworn and about to expire. These should be repaired or replaced if their integrity has been compromised over time.
Leaks, blockages, and cracks in your pipes and plumbing system will be addressed if any issues are found. They'll need to be fixed because when these are present, there is no if it will cause problems in the future - it's just a matter of when it does.
Each home is different in their plumbing issues, and you’ll want to be informed about what you’re buying before you sign on the dotted line. An experienced plumber will know more about your water heater, toilets, main sewer, pipes, and everything that can create a problem if not in proper working order.
Don’t hesitate to make that call!
Contact Service Specialties, Inc. in Northern Virginia by simply filling out our online form or calling (703) 968-0606. Our experienced plumbing inspectors are easy to communicate with and will give you the detailed plumbing inspection you need to make an informed decision about your next big investment.