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Reasons Why a Plumbing Inspection is Important for New Homeowners


Burlingame PlumberBecoming a new homeowner is an awesome experience. There are so many things to do and prepare for and sometimes, without thinking, we might forget about having a plumbing inspection done before buying a home. There are many reasons why a plumbing inspection is important before buying a new home such as finding out if there are any potential problems coming up in the future. A plumber will be able to tell you if there are any problems and what can be done to repair or replace them. Most importantly, if there are any plumbing problems, you can have the current owner make the repairs before you sign a contract. Even if no problems are found, you can have a sense of security that nothing unusual will happen later on.

Keep in mind that many plumbing concerns can’t be seen. Plumbing lies beneath the surface and that is why a professional plumber can examine these areas closely. It is important to note that a professional plumber can use a video camera and inspect the drains and also check the pipes beneath the house. In addition, a good plumbing inspection should include checking toilets to ensure that they are in good working order such as performing a flush test to see if there are any leaks and if the tank needs to be repaired or replaced. Another part of a plumbing inspection is checking your kitchen, bathroom and garage sinks. Bathtubs and showers should also be checked for leaks. In addition, the water heater should also be inspected for corrosion, tank capacity and the strength of the flue pipe and burner.

To conclude, a through plumbing inspection of a potential home is needed; especially if you are a new homeowner. It can give you peace of mind; knowing that everything is in good shape or if there are certain things that need to be repaired or replaced.

Are you looking for an honest plumber in the Burlingame area? Call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 and schedule a service call today!

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