There are several different features of a home that a home inspector is going to take a close look at when they are completely a home inspection. One of the major systems that is vital to inspect thoroughly is the plumbing system. If there are problems that are overlooked or not inspected, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run. JMark Inspections is here to talk about some of the common plumbing problems that are uncovered during a home inspection.
Main Sewer Line Clog
When you have a clogged main sewer line, it can mean big problems for your home. Not only is this line responsible for moving waste out of your home, but when it is clogged, it can cause that waste to back up into your home. If you have a clogged main sewer line that goes unnoticed for a long period of time, you can see significant damage to your home. The most common cause for a clogged main sewer line is tree root. Tree roots are often attracted to the sewer line because of the water content they carry. If there is a leak of any kind, the tree root will just continue to make it worse. If there is a clogged line that is uncovered in the home inspection, it is important that it is resolved as soon as possible, or it will only get worse.
Water Leaks in Walls
The thought of water running down the walls of your home is enough to send anyone into a tizzy. This is a problem that should be uncovered during a home inspection if the plumbing system is investigated at great length. The longer a plumbing leak is left undetected, the worse the damage is going to be to the property. Home inspectors are trained to find issues like this.
Galvanized pipes are usually a problem that is most often found in older homes. If the home was built before 1960, there is a good chance that there are galvanized pipes in the plumbing system. These pipes are covered in a layer of zinc with lead beneath that covering. Lead pipes have been proven to cause health problems. They can cause problems with your heart, kidneys and reproductive system.
Hot Water Heater Problems
The hot water in a home is an appliance that you certainly want checked by the home inspector. They will look for water pressure issues, a bad thermostat, sediment buildup and internal rust. These are all problems that could lead to hot water replacement if detected.
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