Why You Should Have A Plumbing Inspection Done Before Buying A Home

Why You Should Have A Plumbing Inspection Done Before Buying A Home

Buying a home can actually be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. The main reason behind most of this stress could be summed up in one word: uncertainty. You have no idea if your “dream house” could turn into a nightmare! One way to avoid future headaches is by being proactive in making sure that everything is working as it’s supposed to in your future home. Having a plumbing inspection done is a great way to do that. Read on as we dive deeper into why getting a plumbing inspection is so important for a new home buyer!


Water Safety

First, water quality and health are very closely connected. Low quality water has been linked to sickness, developmental issues, and even cancer in many cases. Even if you only drink bottled or filtered water, do you really want to be washing yourself in dirty, discolored water everyday? Second, water can affect not only your health but also your appliances’ health! Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters were all shown to last longer and work more efficiently if good quality water was used.

In most cases, if the water is dirty or discolored, a plumber needs to replace your pipes. The most common cause of this in the pipes would be rust, or some sort of cracking/breakage. This is typically just due to the pipes being older.


Shower Quality

You need to be able to take a nice, warm shower every night and not worry about the water going cold on you! You also need to feel like you’re actually getting cleaned because nothing is worse than a shower with low water pressure. The water temperature issue can easily be addressed by having a plumber check the age and quality of the water heater in the house. The water pressure can be optimized by having a plumber fix the water valves or check for any corrosion in the pipes. In some cases, they may even need to examine the water supply line.


Potential Clogging

Whether you’re worried about your toilet flooding or your sink getting blocked up, you need to have a plumber check your drains to make sure they are running smoothly and efficiently. Sometimes, some blockages that the previous homeowners may not even know about may have already started! In the end, it will cost way less money (and headache) to catch these things in the beginning before even purchasing the home.


Water Leaks

Want us to let you in on a little secret? If you look at the toilet base and see some discoloration and breakage, there is a very HIGH chance that you will have some water leakage coming from your toilet. Plumbers will typically look for signs in this area in addition to other parts of your home (sinks, bathtubs, etc.) to make sure that nothing seeps out.

Where Can You Get A Plumbing Inspection For The House You’re Looking At?

Call Anacortes Plumbing! We are one of the top plumbing businesses in the Anacortes area. We will assist you in finding and fixing any plumbing problems that you may be experiencing. Call us at (360) 299-3205 for any emergencies, or email us at office@anacortesplumbers.com!