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Plumbing inspection tips for new homebuyers

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If you are in the market for a new home, there are many different things you are going to have to keep in mind before you make a purchase. While looking at different households, you will have to inspect the areas and systems of the space to make sure that everything is in proper working order. This can often be a complicated process, which is why homeowners and potential homebuyers will often call in professionals to see if everything is in shipshape. The plumbing system is one of the most delicate in a house, as well as one of the most important.

Here are a few plumbing inspection tips for first time homebuyers:

  • Check for leaks: One of the most basic problems you will notice with sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms is whether or not the sink has a leaking problem. To determine this, simply use each sink for a short amount of time and then turn them off. You will see where any leaks are occurring - if they exist - and where there needs to be repairs.
  • Flush the toilets: When you buy a home, you will want to have toilets that are completely functional. To test whether or not they are, flush them as you would in normal circumstances, to see if they empty out and fill back up correctly. You will also see any obvious signs of leaking.
  • Look at the pipes: Each winter, countless homes are damaged by pipes that freeze over and then burst during the cold months. While you are checking the plumbing system, you need to see if all the pipes are wrapped in a protective layer of insulation to keep it safe from the effects of winter.

If you are in need of any Washington, D.C. plumbing services, schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today!