Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy to miss some important things that can affect you in the long run if you don’t have a thorough look around the house you want to buy.
Before purchasing a new home, you should always inspect the plumbing system. While it is usually recommended to call an expert to conduct a final inspection, there are some steps you can follow first.
Our expert plumbers Sunshine Coast trusts have made a simple plumbing checklist for homebuyers to follow.
Flush Every Toilet
Flushing all the toilets in the house is necessary to check if the toilets have a strong or weak flush, and how long the water runs for. Make sure that it drains with no problems and that there are no visible leaks.
Check the Sinks
Run water from all the taps to see if there are any signs of water not going down well, or any strange smells coming from the drain. If both are present, there is a high chance that there are problems with the drain pipes.
Run the Showers
To ensure that you have sufficient water pressure, don’t forget to run all the showers. This is important because low pressure can be a sign of a much larger problem, such as clogs, leaks or wrongly sized pipes.
Check the Hot Water System
Ask to see the water heater and look for signs of corrosion, leaks, and buildup. Always make sure to find out when the water heater was last serviced because that can also offer you some relevant insights.
Inspect the Basement
Though not quite as common as Europe or the US, some Australian homes will have a basement. Since the majority of plumbing is located beneath the house, always remember to have a look around the basement. Look out for water damage, leaking, or any other visible plumbing issues.
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