Things to look for when doing a plumbing inspection. When you purchase a home it is more than likely going to be one of the largest investments in your life, so you need to to know the basics to protect yourself. Hiring a licensed home inspector is the best investment you can make. Also hiring a licensed Orlando plumber to do a plumbing inspection is also a very good idea. The reason you should hire both is because sometimes a Home inspector can miss major plumbing issues. There are some things that you as the homeowner can look for that can save you big-time. When purchasing a preowned home, ask if the piping is original to the home or if it has been updated. If the plumbing has been updated, ask if it was done by a licensed plumbing contractor. What was the material that was used? Is there still a warranty? Another good thing to ask is if the home is on septic or city sewer. If it is on septic and you are serious about purchasing the home you should have a septic company inspect your septic system. Repairs made to septic systems can be very expensive. When walking around the home, lift the back of the toilet tank to look at the condition of the inside of the toilet. Also try to turn off valves under sinks, toilets and washing machine to make sure they function. A lot of times these valves can freeze in the open position from not being used. Also, check under sinks for any water damage from previous leaks. Check for stains on walls and ceilings for water damage. Stains on walls can be a sign of a leak in the plumbing system. These are some things to lookout for when purchasing a home. Again we highly suggest hiring a professional to inspect your home before purchasing. This is money well spent in the long run. If you have a plumbing issue call Drain Genie Plumbing Services in Orlando 407-490-1230 or Sanford 407-393-0718.
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