The Most Important System In Your Home
There are 5 major areas in every home. And no matter how big or how old, they are always the same:
These 5 areas also make up our Major-Items Inspection and form the basis of our discussion at the end of every inspection because they not only mean the most to me, but to everyone else who’s ever bought a home.
The Plumbing System is so important because of the type of damage and potential health hazards caused by leaks and mold.
And I’m not just talking about the water and drain lines inside the home.
This includes the sewer line outside the home.
That’s why the Plumbing System is also the the most expensive.
In fact, a home inspection can happen without gas or even electricity, but it will be brought to a screeching halt (and rescheduled) if the water is turned off.
The quality and life of your plumbing system is based on the materials used.
And much of that has to do with its age so let’s talk about what you can expect to find in Kansas City.
The Checking Of The ‘Wa-duh’ (The Plumbing System Inspection)
By now it should come as no surprise that we treat the plumbing system like our grandma riding in the backseat – very carefully.
Without exception, the water MUST be turned on and flowing through the faucets BEFORE the inspection starts.
If it’s not, the inspection needs to be rescheduled. It’s that important.
Checking all spigots and sump pump drains.
If the home is vacant, we will run the water through all faucets, tubs, and showers for the entire inspection to make sure you have no leaks after you move in.
We check each toilet along with all sinks and the dishwasher for leaks.
We also monitor water flow through the all faucets, tubs, sinks, and showers.
In the basement, we inspect the water and drain lines for leaks, take note of what they’re made of, and check the water heater (including gas and exhaust vent).
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