Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

Don’t let the prospect of plumbing problems weigh on your mind when
you’re getting ready to move. We’ve put together a checklist
for potential homebuyers so you have a better idea of what to look out
for when looking at your new home.

  • Check the toilets for clogs. Go to each bathroom and give them a flush. If any issues arise, you should
    get them checked out by a professional.
  • Check the water pressure. Faucets, sinks, and showers are all important parts of your daily life,
    so make sure your new ones have proper pressure. If it’s too high
    or too low, you’ll want to get them checked out so no issues arise
    down the line. This is a good time to make sure none of them are clogged as well.
  • Check the water heater. Make sure it’s in proper working order. Check for corrosion and ask
    the current homeowners when it was last serviced. Water heaters should
    be checked every 4-6 months, and should be fully flushed every year to
    prevent sediment from building up. The average water heater has a lifespan
    of 8-12 years, so if it’s older than that you should ask to have
    it replaced.
  • Get ready to crawl around. You’ll want to check every nook and cranny of your prospective house,
    including the crawlspaces, for water damage and leaky pipes. You don’t
    want to move into your new home, only to learn that a pipe in your basement
    has been leaking for the past two years, causing extensive and expensive
    damage to the surrounding area.
  • Check for corrosion. Just because there isn’t a leak right now doesn’t mean there
    won’t be in a few months. Corroded pipes are a common problem for
    homes across the U.S., and you don’t want your house to be on that
    list. If you notice corrosion, you’ll want to hire a professional
    to inspect and fix the issue.
  • Don’t just check inside. Don’t forget to check the faucets and pipes outside. Even if everything
    inside is in perfect working order, you don’t want to come home
    to a burst outdoor pipe flooding your kitchen.

If you’ve noticed a potential problem in your future pipes, or just
want a professional set of eyes to make sure everything is working the
way it’s supposed to be, don’t hesitate to contact bluefrog
Plumbing + Drain today for your free home consultation. We offer our services
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our plumbers are the
best in the business, and you can rely on us to make sure your home’s
pipes are in perfect working order.

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