Avoid Plumbing Problems In A New Carrollton Home
The housing market around our Carrollton is pretty hot now. And if you’re looking to buy, 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 signing the deal, however, you need to have the Carrollton plumbing thoroughly looked into. There could be hidden defects lurking within the pipes and walls of your new home that could eventually cost you big. Here are some places to try to ensure you don’t end up getting drenched on your home purchase.
The Bathroom Basics
Hopefully, you’ve checked to be sure all the faucets work, the shower is operational with plenty of pressure and the potty flushes when you pull the handle. However, there are other potentially serious issues to examine before you buy:
Ensure that the toilet bowl and sinks are all firmly seated and don’t move when you apply gentle pressure to them.
If there is any warping or staining 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 repairs.
Hot Water Heater Position
You’ve run the taps in your kitchen or bathroom to confirm that the water heater functions, but you should consider its location as well. Is the water heater in the garage or somewhere that may be easily cleaned if it leaks, or is it in danger 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 professional plumber who knows your local code can eliminate any curveballs should a problem arise down the road.
Your Main Sewer
An issue with your hookup to the main sewer could become a drain your finances, and repairs could require excavation of your yard or driveway, or other unpleasant measures. Clogged or slow 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 severe problem with your sewer outlet itself. Don’t gamble: Contact a qualified plumber who can use a camera system to check your drainpipes and make sure your sewer connection isn’t a ticking time bomb.
Let the Professionals Help
You can save a great deal of money in the long run if you have a licensed master plumber inspect the dwelling and point out any major issues before you buy. There could be problems that are serious enough to dissuade 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.