4 Common New Home Plumbing Issues To Look Out For
June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021
When you buy a new home, the hassle of payments and moving in makes you factor out a crucial detail – its plumbing system’s condition. Some common, annoying plumbing issues can easily be overlooked when buying a new place, especially when you do not know how to identify these issues. You cannot figure out if there are any plumbing problems with your plumbing system by just simply looking at the pipes or under the sink. You need to contact a residential plumbing company to do this.
Even if you have previously fixed a small plumbing issue, it is best to avoid any attempt at doing plumbing repair work by yourself. This is because any minor mistake by a layperson can result in severe property damage and financial loss.
Therefore, you must schedule a thorough and timely plumbing inspection for your new Calgary home with professionals from a reputed plumbing company. Knowing what you are in for with a new home can save you from spending a lot of money and help avoid stress. As an experienced plumbing company, here is our list of the four red flags you need to look for before buying a residential property in Calgary.
The first sign of potential plumbing issues that you need to look for in your new home is a leaky toilet. This is because malfunctioning toilets are directly linked to the pipes not working correctly. For this, you need to flush all the toilets in your house several times to see if they are in good working condition. If the water is not draining or keeps running after the flush, it might indicate problems with the seal, flapper, gasket, or some other extensive issues.
A toilet leak can cause structural damages to your floor, ceilings, or the foundation below. You should not ignore any discoloration around your toilets or damage in the surrounding area. If you notice any plumbing issues in your bathroom, you might want to reconsider the purchase or ask the owner to fix them before finalizing the deal.
Water heaters have an average lifespan of 10 years. If you are using an old water heater, then the chances of it exploding at any time are very high – especially if it has passed its expiration date. This will result in your whole house flooding. Therefore, you must check and confirm whether the water heater in your new home is old and is working correctly or not.
You need to keep an eye out for any signs of rust, corrosion, or lack of hot water. Also, check the showers and faucets to see how long it takes for the water to warm up. If the recorded time is higher than it should be, there might be an issue with the heater.
Another common plumbing issue in new homes is clogged drains. To prevent serious leaks and damages to your pipes and ducts, you need to get these problems fixed as soon as possible. To check if you have a clogged drain, turn on the faucet and let it run for 2 to 3 minutes. If the water drains very slowly and doesn’t drain properly, you are possibly dealing with a clogged drain.
Broken or poorly installed water pipes can cause severe damage to your property. Purchasing a new home is a significantly large investment, so it would be a grave financial mistake to overlook the condition of its water pipes. You must ensure that the house you are buying has good quality plumbing pipes installed and is adequately insulated.
At Jack’d Up Plumbing, we provide professional and affordable 24-hour plumbing services to our Calgary residential and commercial customers. We guarantee quality services and assure customer satisfaction till the end of the task.
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