Check the Plumbing Before Buying a New House!

August 8, 2019

Your home’s plumbing system is essential, and issues with its functionality can cause major inconveniences, damage and safety concerns. When you move into a new home, you want to feel confident that the plumbing system will operate reliably and effectively for years to come, but some plumbing issues can go unnoticed by home buyers until it’s too late. With that in mind, it’s important to consider a few tips to prevent the need for otherwise avoidable plumbing repair:

  • Check the water heater: Water heaters typically last about 10 years, so if you’re moving into a home with an existing water heater, you should check to determine its age. You can usually determine the age of a water heater by checking its compliance plate. If you’re unsure, you can ask the current homeowner for more information. Determining the age of the water heater before you move in can help you figure out when you will need to replace it.
  • Test fixture flow: You should test various taps and fixtures in the home to check for leaks and other issues. Fixtures that don’t flow efficiently can add a lot to your monthly water bill. To conserve water, avoid waste and keep your plumbing system operating effectively, you need all of your taps to work the way they’re supposed to. If your new home has inefficient taps, you might need to replace them, and that can be a costly project.
  • Waste system inspection: Whether your new home is connected to municipal waste infrastructure or it has a septic system, you need to feel confident that it has reliable, safe and sanitary waste systems. You need to have your waste system inspected beforehand to ensure that it is working properly and is compliant with any and all relevant codes and regulations. Waste system repairs can be very expensive, so it’s incredibly important to check for issues in advance to avoid surprise problems later on.
  • Professional leak detection: Many plumbing leaks are located deep within systems, where they are difficult (and at times impossible) to detect without professional equipment and techniques. To ensure that you find and address any existing leaks, you should invest in professional leak detection. A professional plumber will use acoustic leak detection to find leaks in your system without any invasive measures.

Call for emergency plumbing services

At Rooter Express, we know how challenging it can be to keep your home’s plumbing system in the best condition possible. That’s why our team is here to take the guesswork out of the process and ensure that your plumbing system continues working effectively, efficiently and safely. Whether you need some general plumbing maintenance or you need emergency plumbing services in, our team is here to assist you. We are committed to providing the best services possible at competitive rates. Find out more about everything we have to offer and schedule an appointment with our team by giving us a call today. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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