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by The Nashville Plumber on December 30, 2013

Reasons Why a Plumbing Inspection is Important for New Homeowners

 

Check around and you will find horror stories about new home owners who’ve moved into their dream house to quickly find plumbing nightmares. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving into a previously owned home or one that has just been built the dangers are there.

As a matter of fact the risk of having plumbing problems in a new home may be worse than an established residence. The reasons are many but the bottom line is that many times, to avoid paying for the best labor force, a builder may cut corners by subcontracting labor or hiring unqualified day-labor for the job.

Just recently a young couple moved into their new home which was built in a new community. Not long after moving in they noticed water dripping through the electric outlets in their bedroom. Upon inspection it was found that the catch pan for their air conditioning unit had been installed wrong and was not draining properly. If not caught in time it could have caused both water and electrical damage.

Before moving into your new home it’s very important to have an independent licensed plumbing inspector go through your home literally top to bottom. Do not ask the realtor or builder to suggest the inspector. Find one through online review sites or the Better Business Bureau. Check with local plumber organizations for suggestions. In this way you can be sure there won’t be any bias on the inspector’s part. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with a checklist of what should be inspected and go over it with the inspector. Never take anything for granted.

Remember that the builder and his crew aren’t the ones that will be living in your new home. It’s just another job to them and they’ll already be on to another assignment. It’s up to you to find anything potentially wrong with your home before you sign off on it. Know your rights and what to look for. Make sure the plumbing inspector that’s sent to your residence is the one you made the arrangements with and that they are license and bonded.

Are you looking for an honest plumber in the Nashville area? Call Green Hills Plumping at (615) 866-1917 and schedule a service call today!

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