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Plumber Tip: What to Check in a Plumbing System Before Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of life’s major investments. Whether you are buying it to live in or as a commercial investment, it involves a lot of time and effort to make the right selection for your needs and budget. When making such a large decision, it’s important to gain some sense of what you’re getting into. Checking the property layout, foundation, roofing, chimney, electrical system, and HVAC systems are crucial to ensuring that you know exactly what you will need to improve once you move in and how to negotiate the price accordingly. The plumbing system may be the most important of all. After all, ensuring that water travels safely and efficiently throughout the supply and wastewater systems, including the sewer main and septic tank (if applicable), is of paramount importance to the comfort of the home. In this post, we’d like to give you a brief list on just a few things to check before buying a home. For a plumber in Phoenix, look no further than The Sunny Plumber! Call us today!

  • Evidence of water leaks. Water stains and damage can be indicators that the plumbing may be in rough shape, or may have damaged a significant amount of the home’s infrastructure before being recently repaired. Look for spots on the ceiling, especially below the bathroom and the kitchen, and for water damage under sinks and on the floor near radiators.
  • Flush the toilets. While you don’t have to use the toilet, make sure you flush all the toilets in the home, especially the upstairs one. It’s important to get a sense not only of whether the toilets work, but also if they effectively remove the water.
  • Check all drains. Make sure that your new home is clog-free by checking all the drains. Even evidence of slow drains can indicate substantial blockages that may require significant professional attention. Moreover, if the home has hard water, it may indicate that mineral deposits have partially closed off the wastewater drainpipes.

These are just three things you should check for when buying a new home. Make sure you receive professional plumbing advice for any major investments. For a plumber in Phoenix, AZ, call The Sunny Plumber today!

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