Why a Plumbing Inspection is a Must When Buying a New Home

by | Jul 20, 2021

Buying your own home is an exciting and most likely one of the biggest decisions of your life, which is why getting things right from the start is important so that you can enjoy your home for many years to come.

Purchasing a property can be a complex process, so start with careful research; from your preferred locations, price range, market trends to financing and mortgage options. Sorting these out in advance can save you time, money, and potential heartache.

Once you’ve found a property that you’re interested in, you will need to make sure there are no hidden problems inside the home. Don’t rush into a contract without getting proper pre-purchase inspections, and you should engage a professional who can conduct the inspections with the right equipment and expertise. 

One such check should be a Plumbing Inspection. This is especially important as pipes and drains are unseen behind walls or hidden deep underground. A building inspection alone is insufficient to cover all the areas a plumbing specialist would look for. Here is what you can expect with a Plumbing Inspection:

  • Unusual water fluctuations that may indicate a leak
  • Potential blockages from tree roots and plants
  • Check drainage flow and grates on drain openings
  • Inspection of the Hot Water unit 
  • Examining Toilets, Taps, and fixtures to ensure they are operating correctly
  • Moisture, mould, and dampness
  • Ensure existing plumbing and installations are compliant with standards

If plumbing issues are identified, the vendor will need to rectify them before a sale can take place, or you can re-negotiate the price depending on the cost of repairs to be carried out.

Wild Water Plumbing provides a detailed and thorough Plumbing Pre-purchase Inspection for properties. Our highly trained professionals have the knowledge and expertise to ensure we know what to look for when it comes to plumbing aspects of a property. We also utilise the latest technology and equipment such as CCTV drain cameras to make sure that nothing is missed.

One such example is a recent case in which we performed an inspection for a client. We identified a hidden leak that was causing mould and dampness issues in the property; however, it was concealed by a fresh coat of paint. The plumbing inspection saved this client the cost of up to $30k to have this leak repaired. 

If you’re thinking of purchasing a property in the Northern Beaches, North Shore, or Sydney area, contact our team to book your pre-purchase plumbing inspection. We can provide you with the peace of mind that you have made the right decision on your dream home. Contact us on 0405 692 151 or book online today.