When Should You Get a Plumbing Inspection?

The excitement of purchasing a home can be overwhelming and so can all the paperwork and things you need to do before you close on the sale of your new home. Inspections are an important part of the home buying process and a plumbing inspection should not be left off your list of things to do.

The seller may tell you that everything is okay with the plumbing, but you likely won’t find out if this is the truth until you have moved into the house. Many new homeowners have moved into a home only to find a week or two later that their toilets constantly overflow or they have sewer leaking into the crawl space. Many a nightmare has been told about plumbing problems in both new and old homes.

Having a plumbing inspection can help you to make sure that there’s nothing major going on with the plumbing in the home you want to purchase.

A licensed professional who’s qualified to complete plumbing inspections should be called in. This professional will check the infrastructure of the homes plumbing and any appliances. Typically a full inspection will cover fixtures, pipes, indoor and outdoor drainage, water lines, venting systems and waste systems.

An extra question you may want to ask when getting a plumbing inspection is if the pipes and other plumbing materials used in the home are in good condition and maybe ask for an idea of how long these materials will last. Knowing this information up front can help you assess what kind of costs you may be up for in the future.

Having a plumbing inspection will give you extra peace of mind and allow you to either pull out or change the terms if there are major flaws found in the home’s plumbing.

If you’re looking for qualified plumbing professionals that can help assess the plumbing in a home or business, contact the team at R.V. Carey’s. We provide a full range of plumbing services across the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas.