So you’re in the market for a new home? The last thing you want to be worrying about is a plumbing issue, so being aware of what is out there is the first step to keeping your plumbing running smoothly. There are so many issues out there when it comes to buying a home, here at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing, we want to help you make sure your plumbing isn’t one of them so we’ve compiled a plumbing checklist for you.
A Few Things to Look For
When you are walking through your new or potential home, pay attention to a few of these things:
Flush the toilets- Make sure that every toilet flushes properly the first time. Stand next to the toilet and listen to see if it runs longer than it should, or is making any strange sounds. You will know if something doesn’t sound right.
Turn the showers on- Every home has different water pressure, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be a strong flow of water in your shower. If you turn your shower on and the pressure doesn’t seem quite right, it’s probably because it isn’t and this could be a sign of a water pressure problem.
Water heater- Take a look at the water heater, does it look a little old? Don’t be afraid to ask when it was serviced last. If it has been a while, have someone out to give you a thumbs up, but if it looks old and corroded, ask for a replacement. You don’t want to be the one that gets stuck dealing with a water heater problem in your new home.
When it comes to buying a new home it is important to make a plumbing checklist to avoid any red flags that may come up later on. Although we can’t make your home buying experience perfect, we can make sure your plumbing is. Call us today at __PHONE__ and let us help you get prepared, or answer any questions you have. We are always happy to offer advice or have one of our certified plumbers come out and walk your home with you.