Plumbing Problems To Look For While House Hunting
Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Matt Connolly
Home size, location, and price — all relatively common factors that homeowners keep in mind when searching for a new home. But, sometimes what’s lurking beyond the walls are just as important. Pesky plumbing problems shouldn’t be the first thing you deal with when you step inside your new home. Below are a few warning signs to look out for.
1. Aging Water Heater
A water heater lasts around 10 years, but if they aren’t up to date, they aren’t cheap to replace. A professional could tell you how old it is based on the model, so don’t wait until you notice a flood to call an expert in.
2. Leaky Toilets
To check if the toilet is in good condition, look for damage in the surrounding area. Also, if the toilet is constantly running, it could mean that the chain or flap needs to be replaced. However, this can also mean that the toilet isn’t draining properly, which can lead to leaks and other serious plumbing issues.
3. Clogged Drains
Clogged drains are common, but when overlooked, they can slowly, but surely, cause major issues throughout your entire home. To check the drain, turn on the faucet and let it run for two to three minutes, and if the kitchen has a disposal, make sure that runs smoothly as well.
4. Poorly Installed Water Pipes
Sometimes, the issue is in the installation. Be on the lookout for pinhole leaks, corroded joints, and warn piping. Pipes should also be properly insulated. Not only will this save you money and water, it will keep your pipes from freezing as well.
Take an important step in protecting your family’s health by having the pros at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling check out your homes plumbing. We are fully licensed, insured and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. Call 877-280-5777 to make an appointment.