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Potential Plumbing Issues For New Homeowners

When you purchase a new home, especially if it is your first, you are filled with many emotions of excitement and pride. You look forward to those holiday parties you’ll host, the friends you’ll have over, or perhaps the family you will raise in your home. Imagine hosting one of those amazing parties or getting the kids ready for your first family vacation when suddenly your hot water heater bursts! Or worse, you have a potential septic tank problem.

There are many things to consider when you are a new homeowner. A very important one should be your plumbing and any possible repairs and maintenance you will need throughout your time in that home.

One of the best things you can do is hire an experienced plumber to conduct an inspection on the plumbing in your house. Plumbing issues are usually not seen on the surface until it’s too late. Having a plumber come out can help fix any existing issues and prevent any issues you could encounter down the road.

Most homeowners do not set aside emergency funds for things such as a flood due to a burst pipe. One of the most common household emergencies involves plumbing issues including blocked or overflowing toilets or sinks, leaking water pipes, and water heater repair or replacement. A simple inspection could put you ahead of these potential problems and save you headaches and money.

If you’re moving into an older home, you especially want to have your pipes looked at and know what material they are made from. Brass and copper pipes can last for approximately 50 years or more, but steel pipes may only last 20 years, according to HouseLogic.

There are other materials your pipes could consist of such as pipes made from a common plastic called PEX (usually last 40-50 years) or polybutylene pipes; pipes made from a flexible material used in homes from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. This type of material easily experiences corrosion from chlorine and can lead to a disastrous surprise.

Another thing soon-to-be-homeowners may not realize when purchasing their home is that there could be future leaks or future running toilets. When you purchase a home, typically the water is not on for as long as that house sat on the market. There is no way for a homeowner to know during a tour of the house if there is a leak in a pipe somewhere without having the water turned on. Hiring an experienced plumber can help you stay on top of things such as this, especially during a time where your head is filled with many other aspects of buying a house.

Homeowners should expect plumbing issues are sometimes common and could be an oversight for first time home buyers. A simple plumbing inspection can help you prevent or get in front of this with ample timing. Just like you should get regular maintenance on your automobile to save you money and headaches, your house is also another large investment that should receive the same appreciation.

Need a plumber? If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy plumbing company in the South Florida area, look no further than Need A Plumber! Need A plumber has a staff with 30 years of experience serving both residential and commercial properties. Schedule an appointment today and call Need A Plumber at 954-445-6443.

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