A guidebook for a first time home buyer.
So, you’ve got your eye on your dream home and one of the final steps is getting the home inspector in there to make sure you aren’t buying a $500,000 – money pit.
What do you really need to know regarding plumbing and HVAC when dealing with a home inspection?
We’re always taking calls from surprised home buyers when their plumbing has a problem in their freshly inspected new home.
The home inspectors rarely take a thorough look at the plumbing and HVAC. They do love to find tiny invisible moisture spots in the ceiling however that, although they should absolutely be repaired, often they are of little consequence in the grand scheme of the deal. What you really need to know is, “what are the potential deal breakers I need be aware of?”. Here are some items that we will be covering for you to make sure they check for!
1. How old is the water heater and furnace?
2. Poly-B piping
3. What is the main water service made of?
4. What condition is the main sewer in?
Check out the full document here, to see all of the details!
We could go on and on about this, we really could. Remember when you’re purchasing your home, ultimately the realtor is trying to close the deal. Most of the time the home inspectors and realtors have a previous relationship. Don’t find yourself calling us after you’ve already purchased the home. Insist on a third-party plumbing inspection before you close the deal.