Buying an Older Home? Don’t Forget to Inspect the Pipes & Sewers

Investing in an older home, particularly an historic one, can be a delightful experience. The charm is a huge attraction. It is like you can walk in and feel and hear the wonderful memories of the past 50, 100, or even 200 years. Unfortunately, what you may end up hearing after the closing is some noises you never want to hear – the sound of water rushing where it doesn’t belong. One of the ways to avoid this scenario is to have a full inspection done of the pipes & sewers on the property.

You might think that the typical home inspection is enough to save you from a costly repair bill, but the truth is these rudimentary inspections do not delve deep enough to locate every problem. They check to be sure water comes out the faucets and the drains and toilets operate without problems, but that is about as far as they go. That won’t tell you if the pipes & sewers have some weak areas that are just waiting to spring a surprise on you.

In addition to calling a plumbing company to do this specialized inspection, you should also discuss a maintenance package with them because older homes are going to have more issues than newer ones for the most part, and it is generally just a matter of time before you have to deal with one thing or another. That is just the cost of having a beautiful historic home, but it is certainly not enough to dissuade you from buying your dream home.

Here at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Morganton, we want to help you determine if the home you are looking at has sound pipes & sewers, and we will be there for you for years to come with professional plumbing services that will keep your dream home from becoming a nightmare. With our straightforward pricing and on-time guarantee, you’ll always be glad to see our distinctive big blue truck pull up.