Home Buying Plumbing Tips
Spring and summer in Hamilton is always some of the most popular times to be buying a home. Hamilton has been growing and growing in population and there are people moving here all the time. Houses are going up like crazy and all the suburban areas, and older houses are moving fast too. We do have a lot of customers that are buying their new homes and here at John the Plumber Hamilton, we would like to offer some tips and information for you and what to look out for in your next purchase.
The Minor Things
It’s always a good idea to take a look at some of the minor things. Don’t be afraid to open up vanities and look underneath the kitchen sink to look for leaks or water damage. Sit on the toilet and make sure it doesn’t rock or leak. Look above you to see if there are any brown water stains on the ceiling or anything on the walls as this can be an indication of an old or current leak from above.
Heaters and Meters
Water meter and water heater is also will also require a good inspection. Water heaters are quite expensive to purchase and repairs to water meters can also be very expensive. While you are inspecting things, you must take a look at your sump pump, if your house has one. This may not be something you are thinking about in the summer but you sure will in the following spring if it is not working and your basement is flooding due to your sump pump failure.
Septic System or Well System
Is the home you are looking at in Hamilton has a septic system or a well system it is good to have a professional plumber come in and take a look at these systems before you buy and make sure that they are in optimal shape. If they are not, you need to be aware of the cost on what it will take to repair or replace any of this as it can be extremely expensive and time-consuming.
Whether you are buying your first home or moving into your third one, it is always good to have a professional inspection done. Plumbing costs can add up very quickly and damage from unknown plumbing issues can be in the tens of thousands. It is best to be prepared to know what you were getting into.
John the Plumber Hamilton is your trusted and local plumbing service. Give us a call and let our professional and knowledgeable staff help you out and give you peace of mind.