Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?

Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?

Benefits of a Plumbing Inspection for New Homeowners


Plumbing InspectionIf you are looking at purchasing a new home, you are probably incredibly excited and nervous, all at the same time. You want to find the perfect house, but you also want to make sure the house is functioning correctly and there are not any drastic issues that you can’t see when walking through the house. Of course, unless you are a trained professional, there can be all sorts of issues that you are not able to pick up, but that is to be expected. In fact, you are not alone, as there are many people who fail to pick up problems with the house when walking through it. However, one of the biggest problems you can make when purchasing a home is not inspecting the house with a professional plumber. The plumbing inspector is able to point out all sorts of issues, so before you make your final offer you can have the corrections worked into the final offer, which should give you some extra wiggle room in spending, should the plumbing inspector find significant issues with the home.

First, the inspector looks over the entire plumbing system. They are able to see the condition of the drains, if there are any major clogs or problems with the way it runs, and also how it connects to the city line. This is very important, because correcting a plumbing system and having the entire thing gutted can be rather pricey and time consuming. With the help of the plumbing inspector, you don’t have to worry about this.

Outside of inspecting the plumbing line of the home, the plumbing inspector is also able to look over the home and see if the appliances are working correctly. This includes the water heater and other devices that run off of the water line. You don’t want to move in and fine the water heater is shot, as this is an expense that can cost a few hundred, if not a few thousand dollars to replace. By having the plumbing inspector point out the issue with the water heater and other major appliances, you can instantly save thousands of dollars.

Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Reading area? Call The Plumbing Works at 610-929-8860 and schedule a service call today!