Buying a house can be one of the most important decisions that you make. That’s why before deciding to buy a particular home, you need to do your due diligence and carefully inspect various aspects of it. After all, it’s the place that you’re planning on living in for years to come. The areas in particular that you should be closely looking at are the plumbing systems. This is because even the most minor plumbing issues can evolve into much more serious and costly problems. Before buying a home, here are the plumbing systems that you need to inspect.
A house’s sewer line plays an important role in maintaining sanitation and transporting waste. When inspecting a potential new home, you’ll need to keep a close eye on your sewer line. A house with a compromised sewer line can bring about odors, slow drains, and even threaten your family’s health. There are numerous issues that sewers can face like deteriorating pipes, a broken sewer line, or a tree root intrusion. To be able to spot these issues you’ll need professional help from experts like Prodigy Plumbing and our sewer camera inspection services. A sewer camera inspection is the most efficient and safest way to diagnose any issues with a sewer line. This is because a sewer camera allows our team to thoroughly inspect the sewer line without having to dig and possibly cause damage.
Carefully inspect the home’s water heater for any signs of corrosion. Corrosion is an issue that can evolve into a more serious problem because it weakens the metal of the tank and puts the whole system at risk. If there is something wrong with the water heater, you’ll need to consider both repair and replacement options.
Water Meter and Valves
You can check for leaks by turning off all of the faucets in the house and looking at the water meter. If it is turning, that means that there is a leak and that there is some sort of issue occurring with the house’s plumbing. You should also look to turn off all available shutoff valves and see if any faucet still has water. If there are obvious signs that something is wrong with your plumbing, get in contact with professional plumbers to assess your options.
Toilets, Sinks, and Faucets
Use your toilets, sinks, and faucets to see if they are functioning as they should. If you find yourself testing one of the sinks and suspect that there is a backed-up drain, call in Prodigy Plumbing to help address the issue. Our drain cleaning and repair services will ensure that your potential home’s pipes are operating at their fullest capacity.
If you do run into an issue with your plumbing that you missed prior to buying your home, get a professional opinion on what to do next by getting in contact with Prodigy Plumbing. We’ll help you avoid long-term plumbing issues and high costs with our world-class and affordable plumbing services. We can be counted on to get the job done as evidenced by our extensive record of successfully collaborating with Orange County and South Bay residents. To see what we can do for you, give us a call at (562) 413-1928 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us. Our professionals will come over to assess the problem and provide you with a free estimate.