Thinking about buying a home?

Thinking about buying a home?


New home owners have a lot to contend with. They have to make certain that the home is in a good neighborhood and it is in reasonably good shape. They need to know the history of the home in order to determine whether it is a good buy or not. One thing that really needs to be stressed is the fact that a house's plumbing needs to be inspected by a licensed professional.

There is more to a plumbing inspection than simply checking to see if all of the pipe work is intact. Each individual valve must be checked. The septic tank must be checked, Pressure and individual joints need to be inspected. Each of these things can, if a minor issue is left undetected, lead to a serious problem that might cost a great deal to repair. Even a simple leaking joint under the sink can, in time, lead to severe damage to the sink's base or worsen to the point that the joint needs to be replaced not long after the home is purchased.

A proper and detailed check of every piece of pipe, joint, valve, and water line is essential for a new home buyer. A practiced and professional eye may notice dry rot on rubber joints that a non-professional inspection would miss. The critical eye of a professional can not only be used to determine issues they will be able to actively explain what needs to be fixed and may even be able to give you a repair estimate after the inspection is complete.

Does the idea of knowing exactly how much it will cost to repair any plumbing issues a home may have before you buy it seem like a good deal? A professional has the experience and general knowledge of material costs to determine a good basis for how much those repairs will cost. A lay person attempting to determine the cost of repairs with little to no experience will usually be far off the mark. Just like checking the home's foundation, windows, doors, and water damage to walls and ceilings; a plumbing inspection is vital to understanding the true cost of repairing a structure and how much the residence is really worth.

Are you looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Austin area? Contact S & D Plumbing and schedule a service call today!

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