When we buy a new home, we don’t expect it to have any problems. Typically the advantage of the purchase of a new home is that it is not going to have a ton of issues. At least, that is what most people think. But the truth is that new homes can have problems. New homes can have problems that people would not believe that they would have. Some problems that new homes have is that they weren’t built properly. It is true, not all home builders are created same, and some make mistakes that end up costing homeowners a lot of money.
One area where a new home can develop issues is with the plumbing. Plumbing issues can come and a lot of different flavors when it comes to a new home. Of course, we don’t think that a new home would ever have plumbing issues, but that is not the truth. Sometimes plumbing problems stem from bad handling of materials when the house was built. There are examples of people ended up with cloak drained because contractors poured certain materials down the drain. This happened a few times in my city and with people who I know. Contractors and outpouring grout, cement and other harmful materials down the drain. Sometimes it happens by mistake, and they might end up sleeping a little bit down the drain and once the house is up and running the materials solidify and it causes plumbing issues. This is not something that a homeowner is going to know to check for. To have been plumbers who have suggested that when you purchase a new home that you pour to type a pipe cleaner down your pipes and all your drains to make sure that it is thoroughly clean and operating well.
Another thing that homeowners should do with any home, including a new has a thorough inspection. A proper inspection will ensure that everything is working well and your home inspector can tell you if there any obvious plumbing issues that you should watch out for. That alone could catch problems that could end up costing you a ton of money. So it is something that is worth looking into, and it is something that you should be doing anyway. You should never buy a home without a home inspection and assume states you have to have one, and some mortgage companies require it.
Also, another thing that people never think about is that they never test out plumbing themselves before buying a home. A lot of times when you purchase a new home the plumbing isn’t connected and is in the running get, so you can’t test everything out. So you need to make sure that the water is running before you purchased a home so that you can check out the pipes to make sure that everything is working well. That will Help you and will probably save you a lot of money.
Another thing that goes into more of the home inspection angle is to make sure that everything is up to code. Plumbing that is not done professionally or up to code cause problems down the line. The government has construction codes for a reason they have been to protect homeowners and to make sure that everything is up to par and running well. So don’t forget to have this inspected and make sure that everything is done right. Not having cost you a lot of money in the future. Don’t skimp on this at all and ensure that you hire a good home inspector who will be very thorough.
Learn the reputation of the builder, and you will want to make sure that they have an excellent reputation in the industry. You want to ensure that they have a good track record of creating and building homes that don’t have problems. There are some builders who are known for not doing great work for only doing budget work. So look around on Google and see if this contractor or home builder has a good reputation or not. Learn about the past problems that he might have had because if they build your home your likely to have the same type of problems as well.
So basically it is all about doing your due diligence. Making sure everything is up to par and that you get a quality inspector. Doing a little bit of maintenance time you get into the home to ensure that your pipes will be clean and clear. Not assuming that just because it is a new on that everything will be perfect. If you do these things, you definitely will be ahead of the pack, and you will likely have a home plumbing system that would be very reliable without any issues. But just make sure that you do these things.