Buying a New Home

Posted by: Mike's Plumbing on 5/14/2018 4:43:15 PM

Buying a new home is stressful, scary, and time consuming. There are a lot of details to look at and somethings may be overlooked. But good plumbing is important when it comes to moving in and getting settled so here are a few things you’ll want to look at when looking at potential homes.

The first one is lead. In an older home, it is likely the pipes are made of lead which can pose dangers for you family. It’s not the end of the world if the pipes are lead but you should find out how much it will cost to replace them.

Next, you should find out where the shut off valve is and what condition it is in. Test it out by flipping it and then checking to see if water continues to run. If it does, this is an added expense you may want to avoid. Along with this, be sure to examine the water heater. Look for mineral deposits, corrosions and other signs it may need to be replaced.

Third, though it may seem weird, you’ll want to check out the sewage. With a septic tank, you’ll want to find out exactly how big it is, where it is and when the last time it was emptied. Keep an eye out for leaks, standing water, or bad odors.

These are just a few key things to inspect that may be costlier to repair later on. Other things to look at might be water pressure, temperature, and noisy pipes. 

Give us a call and have a professional come out and do a plumbing inspection for you today!