August 25, 2015
When you buy a home, you already know that you need a home inspection. While home inspectors are well-trained, they often lack the specialized training required to adequately diagnose plumbing issues. As the homebuyer, you should perform your due diligence and be on the lookout for any plumbing problems before you make an offer or sign the sales contract.
The home you are buying may only be a few years old, but it does not take decades for a home to develop costly issues in the plumbing. In fact, if the previous homeowner did not maintain the home properly, it could develop costly issues after just a year. “Buyer beware” is a true statement and once you officially purchase the home, those plumbing problems are repaired on your own dime.
It is a good idea to have the entire plumbing system checked out by a professional. If you do not want to pay for a whole-house inspection, there are three critical areas you should have looked at:
Hiring a professional plumber can provide you with peace of mind. A plumber knows what indicators to look for and can even estimate repair costs based on the problems detected. This ultimately gives you more negotiating power and also ensures you do not buy a home that will become a money pit.
Always Plumbing & Heating’s plumbers in Edmonton offer home inspections. We can assess the condition of your new home’s entire plumbing system, including water lines and sewage, so you know what you are buying before you make it official. Give us a call today at 780-489-8118 or contact us online.