Common Plumbing Problems You Can Expect During House Inspections

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Getting ready to sell your home and considering a home inspection? More than 77% of home sales have an inspection conducted. The inspection finds common plumbing problems in your home. For a smooth sale process, hire a plumber to find and fix these potential problems first.

We are a fully licensed and insured plumber in New York. We have the experience and knowledge to know how to address these plumbing problems.

Main Sewer Line Clog

When the main sewer line clogs waste cannot leave the home. It will also cause water to back up into your home. If the problem isn’t fixed, that standing water is going to cause damage to the flooring.

A common reason for the clog is a growing tree root. These roots need fixing or they will keep growing and make the problem worse.

Leaks in the Wall

You could have a small leak in your wall that has gone undetected. This leak will cause rot and mildew to grow over time.

When discovered, the problem is much bigger and more expensive than necessary. A plumber can trace a leak to its source and fix the problem before your inspection.

Galvanized Pipes

Before the 1960s, homes had galvanized pipes. If you have lived in your home for a long period of time, you may have these pipes and not know it.

Galvanized pipes contain lead with a protective outer layer of zinc. Over time the zinc layer erodes. This results in the risk of lead entering your water supply.

Consuming high amounts of lead puts you and your family at risk. Too much lead can lead to cardiovascular problems, compromised kidneys, and reproductive issues.

Water Heater Issues

Your water heater can be host to a long list of problems starting with too high of pressure, a bad thermostat, or faulty gauges. The unit itself may be the wrong size for the home.

As they age they can develop sediment buildup or internal rust. If your water heater has one of these issues a burn out can happen.

Before an inspection, hire a plumber to perform repairs and maintenance needed. This will give you peace of mind that you know the water heater will pass with flying colors.

DIY Projects

Did you fix a leaking sink pipe or leaking kitchen sink drain yourself? While it is ok for you to fix some things yourself, others will cause a red flag for inspection.

Knowing when to call a plumber can save you money and frustration later on. If a home inspector determines that your DIY job doesn’t pass, you’ll have to hire a plumber to fix it then.

Common Plumbing Problems

No one wants to discover that they have plumbing issues. This is especially true when they are getting ready to sell their home.

It is better to find out now before the problem gets worse. Hiring a plumber is the best way to prevent any of these common plumbing problems from arising.

We can check your home for signs of leaks. We’ll perform any maintenance or repairs on your water heater. Our team of professionals can help ensure your home will pass inspection with flying colors.

Let us help you get ready for your inspection.