The home plumbing system is one of the most crucial utility systems in any home. Any home buyer will be on the lookout to inspect the plumbing system of a home they are looking to buy, to check whether it is in good working condition.
Significant plumbing problems are considered as a red flag by introspecting buyers because plumbing problems could easily give birth to other structurally devastating issues like flooding, water damage, molds, pest infestation, electrical issues, among others.
To ensure a smooth home buying process, home sellers should look into their home plumbing system to check whether there are existing problems that need remediation or immediate upgrade. The best way to go about this process is by hiring a licensed plumbing contractor who can conduct a thorough inspection of the whole property’s plumbing system.
A sound home plumbing system
By evaluating the soundness of the home plumbing network, the homeowner gets to know the various issues that plague their plumbing fixtures and could immediately have them repaired and upgraded prior to the home inspections that buyers and their inspectors are about to carry out.
Below are some of the plumbing repairs and upgrades home sellers should carry out before finally putting up their home on sale.
Outdated piping system
Outdated plumbing pipes could easily cause clogs, leaks, and even home flooding. These aforementioned issues could easily give way to other structural problems when left unaddressed. Have a plumber evaluate the current state of the home plumbing system, and if it is antiquated and is bound to fail, the best thing to do is to have it upgraded right away.
Sewer and drainage issues
Clogs and sewer problems are yet another plumbing matter every home seller should deal with before putting up the for sale sign on his front lawn. Sewer issues could cause massive inconvenience due to frequent clogs and low water pressure. It could also cause nasty sewer backups and flooding, that could instantaneously prompt flooding and water damage. Moreover, it could cause unpleasant odors to linger in the house.
Leaks and drips
The home seller should make sure that faucets and showerheads are not dripping. Dripping fixtures connote ill maintenance, wastage of resources, and even other hidden plumbing issues.