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Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?

Benefits of a Plumbing Inspection for New Homeowners

Plumbing InspectionBuying a new home is one of the most important and enjoyable things a person can do; however, to ensure that your new home buying process ends well, a plumbing inspection should be conducted by a professional plumber. In most cases, a real estate agent can recommend a competent inspector. A plumbing inspector can help you avoid buying a home that has hidden defects; defects that could prove costly and aggravating.

In addition, if plumbing problems are found and repaired, this could be the seller’s responsibility to take care of the problems before you, the buyer, agrees to the sale of the home. Or, plumbing defects in a home can also be used to lower the cost of the home.

Another reason why a plumbing inspection is important is to look for possible leaks. Moving into a new home and finding that there are leaky pipes, can lead to costly repairs and frustration. In addition, a plumber will also check to see if your new home has lead pipes. This can be a real concern; especially if you have children in the home. Your hot water heater will also be inspected. Because a hot water heater is so important in a home, you want to ensure that it is in good shape. Appliances and their connections are also checked because dishwashers and disposals can have leaks that cannot be seen and that can interrupt and delay your family's routine and needs. 

Keep in mind that every part of a plumbing system is vulnerable to wear and tear and that is why having a plumbing inspection can save you money by detecting problems early on before you close the deal on the home. Most importantly, this kind of inspection can give you peace of mind; knowing that no plumbing surprises will await you once you move into your new home.

Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Vancouver area? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating at 604-734-0890 and schedule a service call today!