Buying a new home can be a joyful event in your life. But you don’t want to ruin it by entering a house which has a whole lot of plumbing issues. Imagine you have just settled in your new home and a few days later you find yourself in a pool of water with all your living room furniture floating around. In order to avoid a scenario like that it is best to be cautious while buying a new home. The ideal way to go about this is to have a plumbing checklist in place.Here is a plumbing checklist that you can follow while buying a new home.
Flushes and Showers
When you go see a new house, make sure you go and flush every toilet in the house to see if they are working properly. If there are any issues with the flush, then you can ask the owner to either replace the fixture or fix the problem for you. Also, check the water pressure of the shower in all bathrooms. Nobody likes a shower with low water pressure.
Size of the Pipe
Water pressure is important in not just the shower but in all other pipes and faucets as well. So to get a high enough water pressure the pipes have to be at least ¾” pipes from the water source to home, and ½” or more to faucets.
The next thing on your list should be to check the water heater. Check whether it functions properly. Look for signs of corrosion and ask the homeowner when it was serviced the last time. If you find the water heater is too old, then ask for it to be replaced.
Almost all house owners tend to neglect their basement. This is indeed not good in the long run. A damp basement is a clear indication of serious leaks. This can lead to harmful fungal growth. So make sure you go check the basement of the house.
Look for leaks
Watch out for damp walls, and leaks anywhere in the house. If you find any leaking pipes, ask the home owner to get them replaced. If there are damp walls, then the leak could be inside the walls in which case, there needs to be a lot of work done.
Find out the exit point of the sewage pipe. And ask your homeowner when it was last serviced. If the sewage system of the house is not good enough, then you might just want to consider checking out another house.
Drains and Sinks
Lastly, check all the drains and sinks. See if the water is getting clogged. Check for the pipes beneath the sinks and ensure there are no clogged pipes anywhere.
You can hire a professional plumbing company to do the inspection for you. They will have their own comprehensive checklist for home buyers. If you are looking for a good Edmonton professional plumber, then contact the experts at Pro Plumbing.