There are a lot of things to consider when you’re looking for a new home in the Houma-Thibodaux area. Is it large enough? Will it fit your budget? Is the layout functional for your family’s needs? What kind of maintenance and upkeep expenses can you expect from the home? When you first tour a potential new home with your realtor, these are the things you will be thinking about.
Thankfully, with this handy new home plumbing checklist from Doug’s, you can easily see whether the home’s plumbing system is up to scratch or a potential headache for your family. While you should always have a licensed plumber like Doug’s do an inspection before you make any final purchase, you can use this checklist during your home search and have confidence that the new home you choose will have a plumbing system that meets your needs.
Homebuyer’s Plumbing Checklist:
Tour Crawl Spaces & Basements
Thoroughly look over these spaces for leaking pipes, water damage and plumbing repairs that look shoddy.
Inspect The Water Heater
Look for corrosion or problems with the piping going to and from the water heater. Also try to acquire the info for it’s last date of service as well as its installation date.
Check All Toilets
Flush all the toilets to see if any run for longer than normal, make strange sounds, have weak flushes or leak water. These are all signs of trouble.
Look For Correctly Sized Piping
Look at the water pipes. Pipes that run from the home’s water source to the actual home should be at least ¾ inches. Pipes that run to faucets should be at least ½ inches.
Turn On Faucets & Showers/Running Shower
This will give you a good idea of the general water pressure. Groaning or knocking sounds are a sign of water pressure problems.
Call Doug’s For A Plumbing Inspection Before You Sign The Papers
Think you’ve found the perfect new Houma or Thibodaux home? Call Doug’s at (985) 746-1116 to give it a thorough plumbing inspection! Our licensed and experienced plumbers use their expertise to find any issues so they can be resolved now, before they become a serious problem for your family.