Why every home purchase should include an inspection for plumbing issues

Inspections are customary when buying a home, but there are some important things that are sometimes overlooked. Platinum Property Inspections shares why every home purchase should include an inspection for plumbing issues.

These are some common plumbing issues that buyers should look at before buying a home:

  • Leaking toilets.
  • Leaks in toilets and their plumbing components can cause serious, costly water damage.
  • Experts recommend that home buyers inspect the area around the toilet for signs of problems. If the floor feels soft or if the bowl shifts out of place when you move it, ask the homeowner what is going on.

Clogged drains. Drains that are clogged and improperly installed water pipes can also be serious problems for home buyers if they aren’t inspected properly. All faucets should be inspected. Let the water run for a few minutes. If the water doesn’t drain quickly, it may be sign that the pipes are clogged. Also, check under sinks to look for any signs of water damage.

Water heater. Consider where the tank is located. If the water heater leaks, will it damage hardwood or laminate floors, carpeting, or furniture? This is why most hot water tanks are placed out of the way of these things. If they are near to a living space, it could be a more expensive problem if you run into issues in the future.

Also, a typical home inspection doesn’t include sewer lines, but Platinum Property Inspections will suggest hiring a professional plumber to perform a sewer camera inspection in certain cases. The cost of this inspection will be worth it. With every full home inspection, Platinum Property Inspections provides Sewer Line Protection from SewerGard – the world leader in underground repair coverage. Buy with confidence and worry less knowing that main water and sewer collapses and breaks are covered, up to $4,000.

Taking the time to inspect for plumbing problems can help you avoid costly repairs. Platinum Property Inspections believes every home purchase should include an inspection for plumbing issues. Purchasing a home is a large investment. If you’re looking for your new Prescott home, don’t buy it without a thorough inspection first. For more information, call the experts at Platinum Property Inspections today at 928-713-0889.