3 Plumbing Services Every New Homeowner Needs
You’ve just moved into a new place and you’re unpacking when you have this feeling that you forgot something. Could it be that you forgot to call a plumber? Everything might appear to work in your new home, but there could be plumbing problems hiding in plain sight. Problems that could lead to an unexpected plumbing repair bill. Luckily, you don’t have to let leaks and clogs spoil your new home.
Keep reading to learn more about the three things every homeowner should have done to their plumbing system after moving into a new home.
Inspect the Water Heater
When you buy a pre-owned house, your buying a home with used appliances. Unless the seller specifically stated that the water heater had been replaced, you likely don’t have a good idea of how old it is and its condition. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to have the water heater serviced by a licensed plumber.
During the water heater servicing, the plumber inspects all parts of the water heater for any sign of damage or wear and tear. As water heaters age they may need interior parts like the burners replaced. Additionally, they may have leaks that aren’t noticeable to the untrained eye.
If the water heater looks good and runs good, have the water heater flush the tank. Flushing the tank gets rid of sediment build up and keeps the water heater running better for longer.
Hire a Plumber for Drain Cleaning
What is lurking in your pipes and drains that you don’t know about? When you buy a pre-owned property, what’s inside the plumbing system is another person’s waste and bad habits. The last thing you want is to flush the toilet and have all that history come back up and overflow onto your bathroom floors.
Why not start fresh? Drain cleaning services such as hydro-jetting get rid of all traces of dirt and debris and waste in the pluming system. This beneficial service cleans your pipes thoroughly and gets them as clean as the first day they were installed. Even if you bought a 20-year-old home, it’s pipes won’t show their age.
Another advantage of drain cleaning services like hydro-jetting is that plumbers often perform a sewer camera inspection along with the service. The service is done twice, once to identify how clogged the drains are and a second time after the service to make sure the pipes were cleaned well. Sewer camera inspections are important not only for drain cleaning. They’re necessary to make sure the sewer pipes are in good condition and there are no leaks or other problems.
Leak Detection Service
You want your home to be watertight to prevent structural damage, but also to prevent moisture-related problems like mold. Sometimes leaks aren’t always apparent. That’s why you need to call a plumber.
The most costly leaks are those hidden behind walls and under the foundation. When a home has a slab leak or another hidden leak, the repair costs can be staggering. Fortunately, when you hire plumbers to perform leak detection service at your new home, you get ahead of disastrous problems.
At Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter, we want you to enjoy your new home worry-free. Give us a call at (888) 668-8922 and let us help you with new home plumbing inspection services.