Get a plumbing inspection before you buy a property. An expert plumbing inspector will identify any issues with pipes, sinks, taps, toilets, water heater and more. Finding and repairing them after you have purchased the property can be very costly.
Sure, you can check things yourself. You can walk around the property, flush the toilets, turn on some taps and check for leaks. But without professional tools and experience, it’s likely you will miss things that might turn out to be important later on.
Importantly, you may find plumbing issues yourself that appear major, like brown water, but are easy to fix, and a professional plumber will know this. Conversely, you may find issues that seem to small, but your plumbing inspector will see as indication for a bigger issue that may affect the value of your new home or investment.
Specifically, the plumber will check the water heater. He will determine the age and condition of water heater and detect any leaks. This way, you will know whether you are looking at 2, 5 or 10 years before replacing the water heater, which is a costly item.
An electrical inspection and a plumbing inspection are part of a complete and comprehensive property inspection. However, they are not part of a pre-purchase property inspection, as defined by Australian Standard AS 4349.1 Inspection of Buildings, which is the minimum standard that all building inspection companies must comply with.
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Plumbing, drainage and gas need to be tested by a fully qualified and appropriately licensed plumber, using specialised equipment to determine their true condition, compliance and safety aspects. This is something that a regular building inspector is not qualified or permitted to do.
We can arrange for The Pipe Inspectors to carry out a plumbing inspection on the property you are purchasing. Sean Taylor from The Pipe Inspectors is highly experienced, licensed and insured. Sean is also a certified thermographer. Therefore, he can use thermal imaging during your inspection to reveal issues that would have otherwise remained undetected.
As with all of our inspections, you will receive a detailed, comprehensive and easy to understand plumbing inspection report. This will help you feel confident with your decision to complete the property purchase or to back out of it, depending on the results of the plumbing inspection.
If you require a plumbing inspection, talk to Tina at BuildandPest.com when you book your pre-purchase home inspection. She will provide you with further information and arrange a plumbing inspection for you.