Most people wouldn’t buy a new home without at least seeing it first and getting a home inspection to make sure there are no glaring issues that could wind up costing you a lot of money in the long run. While inspectors may be able to spot these issues, those who don’t have the experience or knowledge may miss several of them, especially those that are hidden away inside your walls. The plumbing is one of these problem-prone areas that you need to make sure is in good condition or else you’ll wind up with even more headaches once the sale is completed. Here are a few things you can look for to make sure a home you’re considering has plumbing that’s in good shape.
You may not expect it but one of the most common spots you can look to notice potentially serious plumbing problems is in the ceiling over your head. When inspecting a home, look up. Any brown stains or spots are signs that you have a leaky roof or a leaky pipe. It can be hard to tell which is which, but either way you may have to wind up spending a lot of additional money to have the issue fixed.
Does it seem silly to flush the toilet or turn on the faucets for a few seconds in each room of the house? Perhaps, but you should do it anyway for a good reason: this gives the drains a good test to make sure they’re flowing properly. If one drain seems to be going slowly, then you may have a blockage in that drain pipe. If all of the drains seem to be going slow, then you may be dealing with a major blockage in the main sewer line. While this is much easier to fix now than it was in the past, it’s still something you should be wary of because it could point to even more problems developing elsewhere in the plumbing.
Water damage is pretty simple to spot. Warped walls, discolored paint, bubbling, or white stains on floors are all signs that water has been present fairly consistently in those locations, which could point to the existence of a leak. A leaky pipe can deal tremendous damage to your home, and odds are leaks can spread and quickly become even bigger issues, including a burst pipe that can deal thousands of dollars of catastrophic flood damage to your home. Be extremely thorough when checking for signs of pipe leaks.Do you need your plumbing inspected or a leaky pipe repaired? Ace Pelizon Plumbing can do it all! Call our Covina plumbing services company today at (626) 325-0170 to request an appointment.
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