Are you looking to purchase a new home? Have you been house viewing and can’t seem to find one that is right for you and your family? If so, don’t worry just yet. This is very common for many new, and some experienced, home buyers. Some have taken up to six months or longer to find just the right house and, with this being such an important purchase, it’s easy to see why.
While finding the right house can be challenging, knowing what to look for when inspecting a home’s plumbing doesn’t have to be. With the help of PGS Services, you will know just what to look for and what could be wrong with the plumbing system of your new home.
To begin, it’s important to note that when you commission a survey, it will provide a thorough inspection of any structural issues with the property, but it won’t typically provide a detailed inspection of the plumbing. This you should do on your own, or with a professional plumber, anyway to be sure that nothing is missed and that there are no future plumbing issues to contend with once you have purchased your home.
To ensure that nothing is missed when inspecting the plumbing system, be sure to check the following:
Inspect The Boiler- find the location of the boiler and look for any service records to see what repairs or maintenance have been done. When was the last boiler inspection conduction and by what company? Does the boiler appear to be in good shape and does it function properly?
Inspect The Pipework- when inspecting the pipework, be sure to look for any leaks or areas where the pipes appear damp. Ensure that any exposed pipes have the proper cladding and check to see what upgrades have been done.
Inspect The Water Tank- if the house you are looking at doesn’t have a combi boiler, look for a water tank in the loft or somewhere else in the house. Note where the water tank is located, the condition of the water tank, how old it is, if any repairs or maintenance have been done to the water tank, and if there is any evidence of the tank leaking.
Flush The Toilets- check the operation of the toilets by flushing them and looking for any leaks while listening for any abnormal sounds. Check to see if the bowl rocks from side to side and if the area around the toilet has any water damage.
Contact PGS Services
To have a team of dedicated account managers and experienced trade experts assist you today, contact PGS Services today. PGS offers services covering a wide range of property maintenance trade skills. With a focus on quality workmanship and exceptional customer service, you will always find the right tradesman for your needs.
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