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How to check out the pipes during a home inspection

If you are currently in the market for a new home, one of the most important things you will do is inspect a space that you are interested in purchasing. You will need to make sure that the entire home is built on a solid foundation and worth the money that you will be putting into the structure.

This includes the systems that you will not see on a regular basis, such as the plumbing. Without a proper inspection, by either you or a professional, you might not realize all of the issues that might present themselves after you close the deal.

The first thing you should do is check for any leaks, whether there is one in the kitchen sink or from the pipes in your basement. You could lose hundreds of gallons of water each year through even the smallest of leaks, which means that you will be paying for water that is only going to waste. Seeing these leaks beforehand and having them repaired by the current occupant of the house will save you time and frustration down the road.

You should also check to see what kind of insulation the piping has, especially in those areas of the home that are vulnerable to cold weather. If there are pipes in the basement or attic without protection from outdoor conditions, you should ask to have that fixed as quickly as possible. You don't want to be in a position where you are dealing with frozen or burst pipes come winter because they are not kept properly warmed or insulated.

If you notice an issue with any of the plumbing in your home, be sure to schedule an appointment with a DC plumber from John C. Flood today!