Say No to Fixer-Uppers: Aurora Plumbing Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Like most people, you probably dream of one day buying a house, a place that you could call your own. Since buying a real estate property is one huge, life-changing decision, you wouldn’t want your hard earned money to be wasted on a fixer-upper that only looks great at first glance but is actually riddled with many plumbing problems. Unfortunately, that’s a risk you’ll have to face in searching for your dream home. An Aurora plumbing expert can help you determine if that house is a keeper.

Young couple sitting among boxes in their new home
Home Inspection

As a rule of thumb for all homebuyers, you should always have the house inspected before you buy. Otherwise, you might be in for more trouble in the future. Plumbing in Newmarket houses is one of the things that should be thoroughly inspected. There might be some signs of plumbing problems that don’t seem like a big deal but could actually be a disaster in the making. Make sure to hire a licensed plumber for an expert opinion. He can tell you whether the problem could easily be resolved or if you should be looking for another house.  

Water Heater

You don’t want to be stuck in cold weather in a house without a working water heater. A water heater is one of the most important appliances in a home. An older model of at least 10 years would definitely need replacement especially if signs of corrosion, past leaks and mineral deposits can be easily seen. Make sure that the tank can produce hot water for your entire family.

Leaks and Drips

Leaky faucets are one of the most common plumbing problems in the house. Although they might seem like a minor issue, leaks and drips could actually affect your water bills. When you go inside the house for a peak, try to go to every room where there are faucets, shower heads, and toilets to see if any of them are leaking.

Frozen Pipes

A house that has frozen pipes during the winter should be enough reason to reconsider your interest. Frozen pipes are a huge hazard to everyone in the house since they can burst at any moment and might even cause injuries. You can try asking your real estate agent whether the house has had any similar issues. If that doesn’t work, you can always bring in a plumber. 

(Source: Buying a home? Identify potential plumbing issues by tapping into tips from CIPH,