Selling your home can be a daunting experience. There are so many things to get in order, from paperwork, to cleaning the place out, to fixing whatever the home inspector said needs fixing. So, it can be easy to overlook problems in the non-glamour areas.
This is why it is important, when looking to buy a new home, to take these things into account. It is very easy for the current or previous owner to have forgotten a few small repairs. One of the places that this happens most often is in the home’s plumbing.
Let’s be honest, not many people take a look at the deep, inner workings of a home’s plumbing system. Sure, you check out the faucets, and check for obvious leaks. But, to look under the house? The sewer lines? Hot water heater pipes in the crawl space? Probably not.
If you are looking to buy a new home (or are selling yours and want top dollar) here are 4 things you should have a qualified Toronto plumber look for:
1. Check the Sewer Line
This is one of those problems that lay dormant until it, literally, explodes.
Breaks, ruptures, leaks, and flooding can occur when the sewer lines are clogged, eroded, or busted. Because the sewer or septic lines are under ground, not many are keen on digging up the entire length of the pipe to looks for problems. It will ruin your new yard.
Luckily, many good plumbers are now doing video pipe repair. They can get inside of your pipe with a long tube camera, check for problems, and then do a very precise dig, if necessary. Sometimes they are able to fix breaks or cracks by lining the pipe with a safe epoxy.
2. Check the Pipes for Leaks
A small leak under your sink is easily fixable. And, findable.
But, what about that one pipe that froze last winter, weakened, and decided to spring a leak inside your floor? Or in the roof of your crawl space? Or near your water heater?
You won’t see it.
But a good plumber will. Leaks can cause thousands of dollars in damages, so catching them before they have a chance to destroy your walls or floor is key. Best part? This is not an expensive service, and it will save you a ton of money.
3. Have Your Water Heater Inspected
Some water heaters can explode if problems persist. Literally explode. This is dangerous, can cause flooding, and severe injury.
A good HVAC tech can inspect the unit, check for problems, and either fix them or replace the unit, if needed.
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