Why You Should Get a Plumbing Inspection Before Buying a New Home
Don’t Underestimate the Power of an InspectionBefore you buy clothing to put on your body, you’ll examine the clothes, try them on and make sure they fit. If you’re purchasing a car, you’ll test drive it, check under the hood, and maybe you’ll even hire a mechanic to examine the car as well. Buying a home is no different, especially since a home has inspectors that have to come out to examine the home when it’s going to be sold to another party. Besides having the home inspected for sound construction, you’ll want to make sure that the home is also inspected as well for sound plumbing because you don’t want plumbing problems later. Most people underestimate a plumbing inspection as something that is not required, but the problems that may be discovered after you move into the home would easily make the inspection worth the cost. Plumbing inspections should be required but unfortunately, they aren’t. However, insist on getting a plumbing inspection if you want your new home to be ready for use, especially if you want the plumbing to be working properly.
The Negative Repercussions of Not Getting an InspectionYes, there can be negative consequences if you choose not to get a plumbing inspection, and here are problems that you may face:
- Plumbing problems will be discovered too late.
- You’ll only know about the plumbing that you can see.
- Plumbing outside of the home may have problems that you’re unaware of.
- The plumbing problems that are later discovered may be very costly.
- You may repeatedly have plumbers come to the home.
- You might lose a lot of time dealing with plumbing issues.