Before you Buy Make Sure to Check the Plumbing
The weather is not typically a worrisome issue here in Southern California – unless it hits below 60 degrees Fahrenheit than we are experiencing cold weather. Well at least for those who have adapted to the warm weather. San Diego is well known for many attractions, but the locals know that the cost of living is high. The housing market has been increasing and there is no outlook of it ever declining. Due to the high population in San Diego, CA the demand for housing is consistently increasing. We recently had a customer purchase a home they were shocked to find multiple plumbing issues. Multiple spots of water surplus were located in various areas of their home. So how can you avoid this from occurring to you. Here are some plumbing tips you can take before purchasing a home that will save you in the long run.
- Have a professional check the sewer line to the street.
- Check the age of the water heater, if it is older than ten years it should be replaced.
- Check for leaks at the base of the toilet, a rocking toilet, flush each toilet to check there are no clogs.
- Determine the age of the pipelines.
- Check the pipeline you can see – check for discoloration.
- Turn on the water taps to check for rust.
- Test the water pressure by turning on all of the water faucets on at once.
- Also make sure there is sufficient water stream in the showers, bathrooms, and faucets.
Older homes are more affordable and sometimes have unique character attached to them. And even with new homes – you are never to sure about the previous tenants care to their homes. Making sure you consider the tips above will save you from a lot of headaches and migraines.