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How to Check for Plumbing Problems When Buying a House


If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, it’s essential to do your due diligence and check the plumbing before making an offer. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road and could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Test the Water Pressure 

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, it’s essential to do your due diligence and check the plumbing before making an offer. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises down the road and could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Look for signs of Leaks

Water stains on ceilings or walls, mold growth, and musty odors are all potential signs of leaks. If you see any of these, be sure to have the plumbing checked out by a professional.

Check the Condition of the Pipes

If the pipes are old or appear to be in poor condition, they may need to be replaced. This can be a costly repair, so it’s important to factor this into your decision-making process.

Ask about the home’s water heater. 

Find out how old it is and whether it’s been properly maintained. A water heater that isn’t functioning properly can cause many problems, so you’ll want to ensure that it’s in good working order before making an offer on the home. If the water heater is more than 10-15 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it.

Check the Sewer Line 

Sewer lines can back up, causing serious damage to your home. This is an expensive repair, so you’ll want to make sure that the sewer line is in good condition before making an offer on the house.

Check the Water and Drain Lines

Most people don’t think about their water and drain lines until there’s a problem. But proactive maintenance can help prevent serious issues down the road. Here are a few tips on how to check your water and drain lines:

  1. Check for leaks. Leaks are one of the most common problems with water and drain lines. If you see any water pooling around your home, it’s important to investigate the leak’s source immediately.
  2. Listen for strange noises. Another sign that there may be a problem with your water or drain lines is if you hear strange noises coming from them. This could be anything from a gurgling sound to a high-pitched squeal.
  3. Inspect the lines regularly. Even if you don’t see any signs of a problem, it’s still a good idea to inspect your water and drain lines regularly. This way, you can catch any potential problems before they become serious.

While you can check these issues on your own, some will require a professional plumber’s help. So when you need help with any plumbing issue in your home, give Titan Plumbing a call. We offer same-day services at an affordable price and reliable tech. Call us today at 630-907-9655.

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