Why You Need a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

When you’re thinking about pre-purchase property inspections you think about building and pest inspections, but have you ever considered a plumbing inspection? You may be surprised to hear that over 90% of Gold Coast homes have one or more problems with their plumbing.
A plumbing inspection is not covered in a regular building and pest inspection, meaning your home could clear its pre-purchase property inspection while still having dodgy plumbing. So, if you’re buying a new home, here are some reasons you should call in a plumber for a pre-purchase plumbing inspection.

Irregular water pressure

When it comes to water pressure, it’s all about balance. Too little and you will be facing a very sad shower. Too much and the integrity of your pipes could be compromised.

Irregular water temperature

Water temperature, just like pressure, needs to be balanced. The water in your hot water system should be, by Australian law, no less than 60 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the water is perfect for storing, but is too hot to use directly. This is where tempering valves come in. Your home should be equipped with appropriate tempering valves to keep you and your family safe.

Leaking taps or toilets

Leaking taps or toilets are one of the most common issues in residences across the Gold Coast. While this may seem like a minor inconvenience, if left unrepaired, these leaks can waste thousands of litres of water and cost you hundreds on your water bills.

Poor gutter and downpipe conditions

The condition of your gutters and downpipes are essential to maintaining dry roof. Over the years, leaf debris and other foreign objects can settle in your gutters, blocking your gutters and downpipes. Eventually this can cause leaks in your walls or roofs.

Need a pre-purchase property inspection? Contact Charlie the Plumber today

At Charlie the Plumber, we specialise in pre-purchase property inspections for plumbing. Our experienced team will thoroughly examine all the plumbing in your potential home and provide you with a detailed, easy-to-read inspection report before you buy! Contact us today to book your certified inspection.

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