Plumbing Home Inspection

Plumbing Home Inspection

Buying a property and running into water damages is one of the most expensive investments a person may ever make. Hidden plumbing problems can create significant additional post sale costs or unexpected damages. Most insurance companies today request inspection reports on a pre-purchase or on an existing home to insure that back water valve are installed.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, or just want the piece of mind for your current home a plumbing inspection report could save you thousands in potential damage or repairs.

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  • Pre-Purchase Inspection
  • Back Water Value Inspection
  • Insurance Report
  • Main Drain Inspection

Homeowners can request a plumbing inspection at any time, but it is especially prudent to arrange inspections on an annual basis and when purchasing a new home.

Many homeowners schedule an annual plumbing inspection to keep up with preventive maintenance and ensure that the home’s plumbing is in good working order. A full inspection can help to pinpoint potential plumbing problems that can save money, time, and damage. Annual inspections are also a great way to keep track of appliances like hot water tanks, inspection the back water value and testing your main shut off valve.

When purchasing a new home, there is always a home inspector that will perform a building inspection and deliver a report. However, the report may not provide new buyers with costs associated with repairs and can miss some potential issues.

It is always a good idea to schedule an independent plumbing inspection outside of the homeowners’ inspection. Many plumbers will review the full inspection and can make recommendations on the cost of potential repairs giving new home buyers a full picture of what they are getting into with the home.

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What is included in a plumbing inspections?

A full plumbing inspection with one of 5 Star Plumbing expert technicians will typically last about one hour and will be a thorough overview of all visual plumbing. Customers purchasing a new home or experiencing frequent sewer backups may want to invest in a drain camera inspection to have a complete understanding of the condition of the homes plumbing and main drain line.

Professional plumbing inspections are best when:

Buying a home

Buying a home is a major purchase so nothing should be overlooked when deciding if you have found the right home for your family. With all the factors you’re juggling – price, location, number of rooms, etc. – it might not occur to you to have your plumbing inspected.

The plumbing of your home should be a deciding factor in your choice. Everything about your potential home could look fine on the surface, only to discover upon moving in that the plumbing is one blocked drain away from collapsing. Having a plumber perform a plumbing inspection of your home plumbing system will help you bring up problems with your realtor before you make your purchase.

Remodeling / Renovations

When you are remodeling your home, a homeowner should consider getting their pipes checked. When making any structural work or remodeling your home, even if the pipes are not moved, having your plumbing inspected will save you lots of money in the future.

One of the most important areas of your home to have inspected is the basement. All the drains in your home all connect to the basement plumbing. Inspecting all your floor drains before starting any renovations is key. If any underground pipes need to be replaced, it is best to do this work before adding new floors and avoid having water damages in the future. It is always a great idea to inspection your drains after completing the work, in case there were any debris that fell into the drains.

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Money Well Spent

A plumbing inspection offered by 5 Star Plumbing could help someone consider purchasing a home or not.

Not all homes need a plumbing inspection. If the home is older than ten years old, it is worth it to pay for an inspection from a licensed plumber. This way, if any problems are discovered, you can negotiate for a reduced price on the home, which covers the cost of any plumbing related repairs.

Therefore, when a new home inspection is needed, make sure to trust the experienced personnel here at 5 Star Plumbing. Contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule your inspection today.

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