6 Things You Should Do Before Buying A House

Buying a new home is a very exciting and busy time where homebuyers can easily become overwhelmed with all there is to do before moving. However, it is extremely important to have the house inspected before purchasing to avoid any unpleasant surprises, especially when dealing with the plumbing system.

Below are six tips for inspecting a home’s plumbing system to insure best quality and no surprises down the road.

Plumbing Inspection Tips:

 

  • 1.       Try to find a home, which does not have problems with plumbing pipes freezing during winter.  This can be a serious problem and if a house does not have many vents, you will be better off!
  • 2.       Before buying a home, you should understand if sewage goes directly to the city’s sewer or if there is a septic tank nearby.  Knowing this can help you to keep things clean around your home and prevent you from flushing unnecessary objects down the drain. 
  • 3.       It is important to check the bathroom and kitchen faucets, as well as every sink, shower and toilet for leaks or any other malfunctions.  Noticing these before you purchase your new home can help to make a wiser decision and save money as well.
  • 4.       Repairing a water heater is more expensive than getting a new one, so make sure that the one already installed is not too old and is working properly.
  • 5.       Be sure to check the water meter for an estimate of how much is used each month. This will give you an idea of how much money will be spent in monthly water bills.
  • 6.   Checking the home’s plumbing pipes for lead, which can be hazardous to our health, can save you future problems. 

Remember these six easy steps before buying your new home!