Congratulations! Your dream home is just a few signatures away from becoming a reality. Before you cross your T’s and dot your I’s, make sure you follow the proper home-buying procedure with a valuable home inspection. While you may believe your new construction home can go without a plumbing inspection, it’s important to consider why even brand new homes require this important step.
Custom builds require custom solutions
If you’re about to be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind house, you will want to make sure that everything is working with your one-of-a-kind plumbing system that supports your family’s needs. If an error was made when building your unique plumbing system, this is the time to catch it. Not only will a licensed plumber be able to catch any faulty mechanics, but they will also be able to ensure that your plumbing system is up to code, which will prevent problems down the road.
What do plumbers look for?
Water lines and valves
Running your main water line while opening and closing your water valves along smaller pipes will locate any leaks. This will be valuable information to know if you ever need to turn the water off to just one part of the house during an appliance upgrade or renovation. Likewise, identifying issues in your future home can help you negotiate better terms for your sale agreement.
Faucets, sinks and toilets
Drips and leaks will show any signs of incorrect installation. And while it’s not likely to come across this issue in a new construction home, testing your faucets, sinks and toilets will also check water pressure, drainage speed and temperature change.
Future concerns for you to keep in mind
An experienced professional will not only be able to fix problems happening right now they will be able to inspect for problems you might experience in the future. Does your future home have plumbing along an exterior wall? Your plumbing technician will be able to advise you where you might need to add pipe insulation to avoid frozen pipes during winter cold snaps.
If you’re ready to move into your custom built home, don’t forego an inspection to keep your home from costly water damage. Our experienced plumbing technicians have the tools and know-how to catch current concerns and detect future plumbing problems. Contact Wellbrook Plumbing to inspect your new construction home today.