Before buying a home, it’s typical to check square footage, age of fixtures and lighting, zoning, property lines and quality of appliances. But what about the vital systems that are beyond the surface? While a new sink or faucet is nice, these fixtures are no good if the plumbing system is old, damaged or in need of repair.
Because of the sheer number of individual pieces that make up a home plumbing system, it is highly encouraged to have a professional home inspection when shopping for a new house. Below are some top reasons why the pros at Minneapolis Saint Paul Plumbing, Heating & Air say you should have a home plumbing inspection:
- Know the house’s true condition: A trained plumber understands how to trace water’s path within a plumbing system and can pinpoint any trouble areas where leaks could occur or go unnoticed. If pipes are outdated, a home inspection can reveal their condition to determine if repiping is needed.
- Leverage the inspection when buying: Just as it is customary to have a car checked out by a mechanic before you buy, having a home’s plumbing system inspected by a professional can help you when making an offer on your potential new home. If your trusted Twin Cities plumber finds issues such as a failing water heater or leaky pipes, you can leverage the news to get a better deal on a “fixer upper.”
- Develop a more accurate budget: Buying a house is a significant financial undertaking and should require a careful amount of budget planning before and after the purchase. With a home plumbing inspection, you can better develop a budget by understanding what projects and repairs are pressing and what items of the plumbing system can wait until a later date.
Before you buy your new Twin Cities home, make sure it’s in top shape with a home plumbing inspection from the area’s trusted plumbing company since 1918 – MSP Plumbing, Heating & Air. To find out more, contact us today at (651) 228-9200.