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If you plan on selling your home, there might be things you have on your list to fix and repair before putting it on the market. Plumbing needs to be on that list of things. Even if you believe nothing is wrong with your plumbing system, it is important to have a professional assist you by inspecting your plumbing system to ensure your plumbing system is up to date and is not exhibiting any unseen faults in the system. A trained and experienced plumber will be able to identify issues that you may not be able to see. If you live in the area, contact Schroeder Plumbing to get your home’s plumbing system sale ready.
What Will the Inspector Be Looking For?
The most important thing to focus on, when it pertains to your plumbing system and selling your home is whatever the inspector will be looking for. You should also take care of major plumbing problems, of course, however, the inspector can stop a sale from going through or give the go-ahead. In order to make sure that you don’t lose a sale, you should hire a plumber to inspect your plumbing system the same way an inspector would and to repair any issues they may find.
Your plumber will be looking for clogged or blocked drains due to the issues this plumbing malfunction presents. Clocked or blocked drains are inconvenient. Among the many problems clogged drains present, it can end up being extremely expensive to fix. Depending on the type of clog that is blocking your drain, you may be able to get rid of it with an over the counter drain cleaner, however, this may not actually fix the problem. Stubborn clogs may persist after using chemical drain cleaners such as Drano. This may happen when the substance clogging the pipe is too dense or too much to be dissolved by the chemical.
Drain cleaners are not always effective on stubborn clogs for various reasons. To alleviate and eliminate clogs for good, you should have a professional plumber clean your drains from time to time. Professional drain cleaning can help you protect the integrity of your pipes by getting rid of clogs and debris in the drain that can lead to a clog or blockage, as well as ensuring that your pipes aren’t damaged by the harsh chemicals in the drain cleaner.
Clean drains are important to home buyers and therefore, must be a priority for your professional plumber.
The plumbing fixtures and appliances located on the outside of your home is just as important as the plumbing found inside. Your inspector will be observing the exterior of your home for issues with your sewage system, as well as the water meter on your property.
Issues in the sewer line can lead to sewage backups in the pipes, a septic tank leak, and many other malfunctions. Have your professional plumber inspect your outside sewage line for any possible malfunctions. Old homes may need extra attention due to the many possibilities something may be wrong with the hardware. Old sewage pipes could be made of iron or other degradation prone metals. If this is the case your plumber may suggest replacing it completely. Plumbing systems can last a long time. Brand new pipes can increase the value of your property due to the longevity they may provide. If you live in the Mesa, AZ, area, contact Schroeder Plumbing for exterior plumbing inspections.
An Undetected Leak
Undetected leaks can be extremely property damaging. You should have your professional inspect the home before you decide to put it on the market. Inspecting your home for undetected leaks could also take place with your preventive maintenance plumbing plan. Undetected leaks can cause a lot of damage. Repairing the damage could cost you thousands. Catching undetected leaks early can help you save money on repairs and minimize damages.
Small leaks may not cause too much damage to your pipe system; however, large leaks will cause extensive damages to the walls, ceiling, and floorboards if left undetected. Small leaks have a tendency to turn into large leaks as well. Undetected leaks often happen in places not often seen or that are hard to be seen without assistance. Small leaks can be caused by erosion in the pipes, disconnected joints, and damage to the fixtures. To avoid the plumbing damage from affecting other aspects of your home, simply have your plumber assess the damage and repair it immediately.
Dripping faucets may not seem like a huge issue to you, however, they may be to a home buyer. Dripping faucets will be on the mind of your inspector as well. Dripping faucets don’t really present a huge problem to the property, however, it is an easy fix with the help of a professional.
Home inspectors are tasked with finding faults in your home and this is an easy one to avoid. Fixing a dripping faucet is a good thing in general. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home, fixing a dripping faucet can help prevent you from having to spend an unnecessary amount of money on water that you aren’t using.
Leaking or Clogging Toilets
Leaking and clogged toilets may not be an obvious malfunction you experience; however, an inspector and trained plumbing professional will be able to locate these faults. If you plan on selling your house alleviating these common malfunctions is imperative. Toilets that are constantly clogging or leaking must be addressed by a professional. Consistent clogging may indicate a serious blockage or sewer line malfunction that no new homeowner will want to deal with. A leaking toilet is a major money wasting and unsanitary malfunction that should be fixed for the sake of the homeowner and homebuyer.
If you want to sell your home, get your home and plumbing system in order with the help of a professional plumber. If you live in the Mesa, AZ, area, contact Schroeder Plumbing for all of your plumbing repair and maintenance needs.