The realty market around Plano is pretty hot now. And if you’re considering a new home, you may think you’ve found a good deal: A huge yard, lots of bathroom space, great price for the neighborhood, etc. Before you commit to the deal, however, you need to have the Plano plumbing professionally looked into. There might be hidden problems lurking within the pipes and walls of your new house that could eventually cost you big. Here are some places to try to ensure that you don’t wind up getting drenched on your home purchase.
The Bathroom Basics
Hopefully, you’ve checked to ensure all the water faucets work, the shower is operational with plenty of pressure and the toilet flushes when you pull the handle. There are other potentially serious issues to rule out before you buy:
Confirm that the toilet bowl and sinks are all firmly seated and don’t move whenever you apply gentle pressure to them. If there is any warping or discoloration in the floor or walls around any of your bathroom equipment, or if these surfaces feel soft or spongy, there could be a leak somewhere that requires attention.
Hot Water Heater Placement
You’ve run the taps in your kitchen or bathroom to confirm that the hot water heater functions, but you should consider its location as well. Is the device in the garage or somewhere that may be easily cleaned if it leaks, or is it at risk of ruining walls, wood floors or carpeting if you have an unexpected problem? If you are considering an older house there could also be local code issues to consider regarding the water heater’s installation and performance. Consulting a licensed, master plumber who knows your building codes can eliminate any curveballs should a problem arise in the future.
Your Main Sewer
An issue with your connection to the main sewer could become a drain your bank account, and repairs could require excavation of your yard or driveway, or other unpleasant measures. Clogged or slow water drainage in the bathtub or sink is a warning. It may simply be an issue with the internal pipes, but it could indicate a more serious problem with your main sewer itself. Don’t take a chance: Contact a qualified plumber who can use a camera system to check your sewers and verify your sewer connection isn’t a ticking time bomb.
Let the Professionals Assist You
You can save a great deal of money in the long run if you have a qualified plumbing expert inspect the dwelling and point out any major issues before you buy. There could be problems that are serious enough to deter you from buying the property, or you could negotiate a reduction in the sales price to offset the cost of repairs. With some care and foresight, you can avoid a hassle and hopefully enjoy reliable plumbing for years to come.
The experienced Master Plumbers at Signature Plumbing Company are always here to help with your plumbing needs. Call us today at 214-918-1075.