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Why Should I Get a Plumbing Inspection Before Buying a Home?

Most of the time, buyers do not know what steps they should take when buying a new home. One of the primary things to consider when buying a new home is making sure your home goes through a plumbing inspection before purchasing. 

Thinking about the cost of the inspections can be overwhelming. However, you can get an overall reduction of the sales price on the home you are interested in purchasing based on its plumbing inspection. 

Plumbing repairs can be twice as costly as inspections. Ending up with the wrong plumbing company could cost you even more of your time and money and add to your frustration. 

Here are a few examples of what you should look out for and verbalize to your plumbers so they know your concerns during your inspection:


You first want to make sure that each fixture in the house is operational. Water flow can deteriorate over time, especially in older homes or homes that have been renovated. 

This is an issue that should be dealt with quickly and could help lower the cost of the home for sale. 

Water Heater 

Once again, it is important that the water heater is in good condition and fully operational before moving into a house. Today, these units have become something we use in our daily routines. 

Water heaters over 10 years old should be replaced. Corrosion or rust on the exterior pipes is a sign of age and damage that is expensive to fix. 

Even if the water heater is up to date but it does not have a pan drain connected to it, consider calling a plumber to have one installed, especially if the unit is located near carpet or in an attic. Water heater failure is a real thing. 

Having a simple pan installed could save you thousands in repairs by draining and detecting moisture, which then cuts off the water supply to the unit. 

Water Leaks

By hiring a plumbing service company to inspect your home, they can perform tests to ensure that your water supply is working properly. A plumber should also check the sewage waste system to be sure that an in-slab leak is not taking place. 

Sewer System  

Since the state of your sewer is often under the ground or in-slab, a pipe break can go unnoticed until it becomes a recurring problem. 

The fully-licensed plumbers at Mudbug Plumbing and Remodeling have employees that specialize in tunneling. Tunneling is where they will build a tunnel underneath a home's concrete slab to fix issues underneath the ground. Our plumbers will also inspect sewer lines that are running inside of the house.

The company you are trusting for correct plumbing should be one of the many factors you consider before buying a home as well. We will help you gain insight on the value of the house and could ultimately help you get a better deal on the purchase of your new home. 

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mudbug Plumbing and Remodeling is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you have questions about our services, contact us at (504) 517-7656 or visit our website www.mudbugplumbing.com.

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