Thinking about buying a new home?
Owning a home is a different experience from renting, especially when compared to renting an apartment. A first time homeowner may not be used to thinking in terms of all the components of a house. Besides a roof and walls, a house has an electrical system, plumbing, and possibly gas, data, central vacuum, and heat and air conditioning. All of these systems need to function properly and will occasionally need attention.
Plumbing, electrical, gas, and heat and air conditioning systems all have the potential of creating serious problems if they malfunction. A malfunctioning plumbing system can result in serious problems if leaking, or perhaps just irritating minor problems. Clogged drain pipes, especially if a sewage drain pipe, can not only be a first-rate nuisance, they can be a genuine health problem.
If you are buying a new home from an established contractor it is probably safe to assume that all systems are in good condition. Under any other conditions it is a good idea to be certain of the condition of all systems in the house before buying the house. It is certainly a good idea to have a plumbing inspection for your future home before moving into the house.
Many plumbing problems can be major problems to repair. Frequently pipes run inside walls or slab floors. Some pipes may even be in attics. Septic tanks and drain fields may need replacing or major repair. If any such work needs to be done, the best time to do it is before you move in.
Another consideration about plumbing can be the type of pipes used in the system. Some pipes may contaminate the water with lead. Whether or not to replace those pipes is a consideration requiring being truly informed. The best way to be truly informed about the state of your plumbing is to have it inspected by a professional plumbing inspector. An experienced plumber with special training in home plumbing inspection will understand plumbing and understand all the issues which should be considered during a home inspection. Plumbing leaks can cause considerable structural damage over a period of time. Other problems can also create damage before being obvious.
Are you looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Montgomery area? Contact Cole Plumbing at (334) 279-8919 and schedule a service call today!