Plumbing Problems to Look Out for When Buying a New Home

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These are some of the plumbing problems you should look out for when you’re shopping around for your new residence.

Buying a new home is a big step, and the experience should be an exciting, life-changing one! But, when you’re looking for your new home it’s easy to focus on how the house looks, rather than how it works. However, it’s imperative for homebuyers, especially those purchasing for the first time, to know what’s happening behind closed walls.

Plumbing Problems

When buying a new home, the last thing homebuyers want to do is deal with any underlying issues that may arise – especially once they’ve closed on their choice. And from the added costs to the nuisance, it can introduce, there’s a reason discovering complications early is ideal.

Brown Ceiling Spots

We’ve all seen them: brown water leak stains adorning the ceilings of countless homes and businesses alike. But what exactly are those unsightly spots? Typically, these are an indication of something wrong with your pipes – whether it’s a leaky pipe or a full ceiling leak. If you spot any of these discolorations in your future home, it’s best to have them repaired before a detrimental burst causes further damage.

Leaky/Running Toilets

If you’ve ever had a leaking toilet, you know that the sound of constantly running water can be pretty irritating. But, did you know that noise is a sign that your toilet needs something? First, flush the tank to see if any visible leaks are occurring. And if the toilet sounds like it is constantly running, your system’s chain or flapper most likely needs replacing. You can also do a surface-level check of the area surrounding the toilet to see if there are any leaks happening beneath it. Not to mention, an unstable bowl or shifting toilet could mean seals and gaskets are due for a fix. By checking upon inspection and beyond, you can prolong the life of your toilet and prevent some intense damage.

Slow Drainage

Asking preliminary questions about your new home is another way to find issues without surprise. And because most water heater units have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years, according to The Department of Energy, learning the age of your water heater is an important step. If the current water heater in the home is close to or beyond that age, getting it replaced or repaired is a must. By following these steps, you can prevent bursting from over-pressurization, potentially saving your home – and you.

Water Heater Age

Asking preliminary questions about your new home is another way to find issues without surprise. And because most water heater units have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years, according to The Department of Energy, learning the age of your water heater is an important step. If the current water heater in the home is close to or beyond that age, getting it replaced or repaired is a must. By following these steps, you can prevent bursting from over-pressurization, potentially saving your home – and you.

Main Sewage Issues

Septic issues can also be the cause of plumbing headaches; and they can be extremely costly and intrusive, too. So, knowing the status of your sewer operation is both critical and slightly difficult to determine. Sometimes, finding out you are having septic issues is as simple as a smell; other times it requires technology and expertise to dig down to the root of the problem. And some issues, if found early on enough in the purchasing process, can be requested to be repaired by the seller. That, or costs of repair taken into consideration for the home’s overall pricing. Either way, discovering complications ahead of time is the smart choice.

The B&D Business of Solving Plumbing Problems

As you make a life-altering purchase, you deserve to have peace of mind. That’s why B&D’s plumbing services ensure the success and longevity of your residential plumbing system. We can perform inspections, scheduled preventative maintenance, 24/7 emergency services, fix a clogged drain, and perform full plumbing remodel or re-pipe. B&D is here 24/7 to take your call, so contact us to speak with our experts about your project today.

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