Plumbing Inspection Tips when Buying a Home

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When buying a home, a plumbing inspection examines the major and visible aspects of the plumbing. Find out what to look for in a home inspection with the help of this free video presented by a professional and experienced plumber.

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I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, Murray, Utah, here to tell you a little a few things that you can look for when buying a new home. First thing, water heater. Try to find the age of the water heater, ask your agent. Most water heaters will have a sticker on them, some will give you a manufacturer's date. Others are listed in the serial number. if you can't find it in the serial number, you may have to contact an agent to find out how old your water heater is. Look for any water damage around the water heater, any apparent leaks on top of the water heater. Other things to look for: leaky faucets. Kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets. Take a look underneath the cabinets. You've got a drain assembly, an item called P-trap. If P-trap has any apparent leaks. There's two shut off valves. One for hot, one for cold. Take a look and make sure there's no apparent leaks around those valves. If it has a basement, take a look at the floor drain. See if there's any apparent or any water around the floor drains where the drains may have been backing up. These are a few things to look at when you're trying to buy a new home. I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing.

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