Ask a Master Plumber
Here you will find great tips to help you with your household plumbing and water heater maintenance from the numerous questions we answer each week.
Alicia S. of Fairview, TX asked: Do I need a plumbing inspection before bidding on a home for sale?
It depends on the age of the home. Older homes tend to have more problems, and it’s less likely that the regular inspection report will include a full plumbing inspection. This is because the inspectors only check the readily visible parts of the house, while a complete camera inspection is needed to determine if there are any problems with the plumbing. Some common plumbing problems in older homes include tree roots in the drainage system, damaged sewer pipes underground, and leaking pipes inside the walls.
If the home is older than ten years old, it is worth it to pay for an inspection from a licensed plumber. This way, if any problems are discovered, you can negotiate for a reduced price on the home, which covers the cost of any plumbing-related repairs.
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