Looking to buy a home? Get the plumbing inspected before you do!
A plumbing issue can be a very expensive problem to solve, and it can be especially difficult for a new homeowner who has no idea what is in store for them. A [plumbing inspection]1 for new homeowners is the best way to find out just what issues they have with their plumbing before they move in.
A plumbing inspection should be done on any home prior to moving in, particularly with older homes that may have been built before current codes were put in place or homes that have been vacant for over a year. Homes that have not been properly insulated or prepared for the winter can suffer from frozen or burst pipes, which is a plumbing issue often seen during the colder months. Since these pipes have to be repaired or replaced and can cause potential repairs to the home, it’s important for homeowners to be able to know about these issues and be prepared to fix them when they get into their new home.
Pipes can also be old or outdated as well. Many older homes are built with copper pipes, which can burst easily in the winter, and often cause drips in the lines along the way. PEX pipe and other more flexible pipes can help prevent burst or dripping pipes in the home, but most homeowners don’t even know what pipe material they have to work with unless they have a plumbing inspection done.
A home that has a sump pump should also be inspected for plumbing issues. A flooded basement can be an expensive repair, and should be something the homeowner knows about before they move in. Since a simple plumbing inspection can save a homeowner lots of time and money in knowing the condition of their plumbing when they buy a new home, it’s always a good thing to have done before an issue arises out of nowhere.
Having a plumbing inspection done lets a homeowner know just what plumbing issues they can expect, and can help them save money by repairing them before they become an issue in the future. With a plumbing inspection done prior to moving in a new homeowner can feel great about their new home.
Looking to buy a home in the Montgomery area? Call Cole Plumbing at (334) 279-8919 and get the plumbing inspected before you do!