Don’t Forget to Get a Plumbing Inspection Before Deciding on That New Home!
Although it’s crucial to inspect all of the different components, the plumbing system is of particular importance because it’s out of sight. Many potential homeowners overlook this part of the home. Before you put a down payment on the home, some specific plumbing components need to be inspected.
The Main Sewer Line
First, you should try to find out what type of sewer system the home uses. Some homes are equipped with a septic tank while others send waste through a municipal sewer system.
If the home has a septic tank, you’ll want to find out where the tank is located, how much it can hold and where the drain is located. It’s also a good idea to consider hiring a professional plumber and having a camera inspection performed.
If you choose not to have a camera inspection performed, you’re taking a risk and could end up paying thousands of dollars for repairs. Since you know nothing about the home, you should ask the seller about the plumbing history and find out if any of the components still have a warranty.
The Hot Water Heater
The most important plumbing appliance to check is the hot water heater. You should try to find out the age, location, and capacity of this appliance. It should have a capacity that is large enough to accommodate your family. For a typical family of four, the capacity doesn’t need to be larger than 40 gallons.
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