Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?
There are three important reasons why you should have your home’s plumbing inspected before you buy it. This includes being able to make sure that your new home’s plumbing is adequate, will not require expensive repairs, and that it will not result in damage to your home.
The first advantage is that an inspection of your new home’s plumbing will allow you to know that the drain pipes are wide enough. This will help to make sure that the drains will run quickly. It also means that the drains are less likely to become blocked. An inspection will also look at the pressure in the plumbing. This will allow you to know if appliances such as your home’s showers are able to properly run while water is being used in other parts of your home.
The second advantage of having an inspection done of your future home’s plumbing is that it will allow you to know what the cost of refurbishing the system. This can include repair work such as replacing the faucets, showers, and toilets. It can also involve more expensive kinds of work such as replacing pipes, water heaters, and sewer lines. Every old home will be in need of some form of repair, and so it is a good idea to add in the cost of repairs to the purchase price of your home.
The third advantage of having an inspection done is that it will allow you to know if there is a risk of significant damage to your home. Damages can result from having the drains in your home backup, having a pipe burst, or having an appliance start to leak. In addition, it is also a good idea to know if the drains in your home’s foundation are able to work properly. Repairing water damage can require you to have significant parts of your home completely replace, and it can add up to thousands of dollars’ worth of repair costs.
Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Brooklyn area? Call Petri Plumbing & Heating at (718) 748-1254 and schedule a service call today!