Why a Plumbing Inspection is a Must for New Homeowners

by AmeriServe on September 6, 2013

Importance of a Plumbing Inspection


Easton PlumberBuying a house is very exciting. Finally a place to call your own. When it's your first home purchase, there are a lot of things you didn't realize you would need. Chances are the house isn't new, so people are suggesting your get everything inspected, but inspection fees seem like excess cost. Don't make the mistake of skipping the inspections! A lot of first time buyers do. They don't see how important things like having a professional plumbing inspection are.

Take it from someone who's been there, plumbing inspections are inexpensive compared to the issues you could soon face. In the current housing market, a lot of houses have sat vacant for long periods of time. You could have cracked pipes everywhere and not know it until the water is turned on. Do you know the cost of re-plumbing this house you're trying to buy? A plumbing inspection is a bargain compared to getting saddled with this surprise investment.

Older homes with large trees on the lot are wonderful, but a lot of these properties have big problems with roots disrupting flow in the main sewer line. Looks great on the surface, but it will stink to high heavens when the line backs up inside your new home. So will the cost of excavating and repairing this crucial part of a house's plumbing.

Old plumbing means your pipes will be full of rust and sediment at best. Partially blocked pipes result in poor water pressure. Any house built in the 1960s or earlier was originally plumbed with steel pipes. This system has already been a problem for years. Previous repairs are a definite. If done improperly, you'll have lots of plumbing issues. Once again, having a plumbing inspection before closing on the property will be the only way to know exactly what you're getting into.

First time home-buyers tend to assume that a little elbow grease and Home Depot can cure whatever ails their new abode. This is true for a lot of things, but not your plumbing. Plumbing is major. A bad plumbing system can ruin your belongings and the structure of your house. Do yourself a huge favor and get a plumbing inspection before you buy any house.

Are you looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Easton area? Contact AmeriServe at 610-258-2591 and schedule a service call today!

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