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During the process of buying a house, there is a lot of information to take in. Many homeowners fall in love with a house without actually looking at its bones to see if it was constructed properly. One of the issues that homeowners should pay attention to is the plumbing in the home. A plumbing company would recommend that the homeowner be careful and take a close look around at things before making an offer.
A good Katy Texas plumbing company would recommend that the homeowner go through and closely inspect all of the toilets in the house. Toilets that are old or not hooked up properly can be a major source of frustration for homeowners. Flush the toilets to make sure that they all flush correctly and drain properly. Check the toilets to make sure that they are sturdy and bolted to the floor properly. Make sure that the supply line is not leaking coming into the back of the toilet as well.
The other major component that should be checked before making an offer on a house is the faucets. Check all of the sinks and the outside faucets to make sure that there are no leaks. While it may not seem like a big deal, these leaks can really lead to major problems. If a leak were to get into the wall or into the cabinets, it could lead to mold, rot and other issues. Open cabinets under sinks and look to make sure that nothing is leaking out of site. Any good plumbing company would pay special attention to the sinks and other faucets in the house.
The potential homeowner should also look around the house to make sure that there is some kind of shut off valve installed. Most of the time, this will be located near the meter coming into the house. If the house is on well water, the shutoff valve may be located in the well house or inside the home. If some kind of plumbing issue were to occur, it is important to know exactly where the shutoff valves are located.
Individuals who purchase older homes sometimes run into problems with lead pipes. Many older homes use galvanized pipes that have lead in them. This can lead to a number of health concerns for the owners of the home. If the home is purchased without paying attention to this, it could lead to a problem that is very expensive to fix for the homeowner.
In some cases, a homeowner may want to hire a professional plumbing company to come out and take a look at the house. A building inspector may also be able to provide guidance in this area.