From trimming the lawn to painting the walls, there are several things homeowners do when preparing to put their home on the market. However, you don’t want to get caught up in just the aesthetic qualities. It’s also important to ensure the home’s essential features function too–like the toilets, faucets, and water heater.
A critical part of the buying process also includes real estate inspections. During real estate plumbing inspections, plumbers examine pipes, hydrants, toilets, water heaters, bathtubs, and lines–anywhere water runs through the home. They’ll check for leaks, inspect water levels and flappers in toilets as well as check temperatures and pressure relief valves in water heaters.
We understand you may already be drained (pun intended) which is why we’ve put together the following list of plumbing repairs you can do now to help ensure you get a fair offer.
Plumbing Checklist for Selling a Home
Go to every bathroom in the home and flush the toilets, to check for leaks, clogs, unusual sounds, and low water pressure, then make repairs as necessary. While leaky toilets are often easy to fix, deep clogs require a professional plumber.
In addition to clogged toilets, blocked sink and shower drains are also plumbing problems that will make your home look bad to a homebuyer. We recommend you have your drains and pipes cleaned by a professional to inspect and correct the problem.
Leaky faucets can contribute to mold growth, rust, and eventually a burst pipe. So leaking faucets shouldn’t be ignored. You’ll want to take apart the faucet, replace any damaged parts, clean the valves, then put the faucet back together.
The basement is a good place to identify vulnerabilities in your plumbing system. You’ll want to check for signs of leaks, rust, and water damage. Also, take time to inspect your water heater and have it flushed to give you more negotiating power.
Experts in Plumbing Repairs
Plumbing issues can range from minor to severe–which can all pose a problem if you’re selling your home. Whether you need a plumbing inspection or need help with your plumbing repairs, the team at D & F Plumbing can help fix any unforeseen problems, to help ensure you get your asking price. Give us a call today to schedule service.