Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?

by McAtee LLC on March 7, 2014

What are the Benefits of Having a plumbing Inspection if  You are a New Homeowner?


Plumbing InspectionBuying a new home is one of the most exciting events in your life. It is also one of the biggest. That is why you want to make sure it is a solid investment. So how can you make sure it is a solid investment? By getting an inspection on the property before you agree to purchase it.

There are a number of reasons why an inspection is needed before you agree to purchase a property. You need to make sure the home is solid, and in good working order. You also need to make sure it is up-to-code, and that there are not any defects in any of the major systems or foundation. One of those systems is the plumbing. For the plumbing, it is always a good idea to get a separate inspection that is strictly for the plumbing system throughout the home.

A plumbing inspector plays his role by checking out all of the plumbing. What does this entail? It entails a trained, professional plumber checking out the entire plumbing system of the home, from top-to-bottom and giving you his professional opinion on whether it is all in good working order, or if there are any issues. He will list the issues he finds, and let you know details about the problem(s). He can tell you how it can be repaired, and even give you an estimate on what you can expect to spend on the repairs.

Although the seller is supposed to disclose all issues with the home; including, the plumbing, you will want a professional opinion. Sometimes an owner may not be completely honest about any existing plumbing issues, or he may simply not know all the details, or to the extent that the problem exists. This is where a plumber comes in handy. He will know the extent of the plumbing problems and can give you a good idea on the cost of the project, to repair it.

Plumbing inspections for new homeowners are maybe even more critical, since this is their first home purchase. They may not know what to look for and will need those professional eyes to review the plumbing system for them.

Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Columbus area? Call McAtee LLC at (614) 252-9400 and schedule a service call today!

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