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Plumbing Issues on Your Home Inspection Report

When you put your house up for sale, it must be surveyed by a licensed home inspector. This inspection will give you a detailed and thorough list of each issue that was found in your home’s foundation, structure, plumbing, and other internal and external systems. You might think that your home is in tip-top shape, but a home inspection can easily uncover hidden problems that have been around for a long time.

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If you’ve recently been in this situation and found out that there is a problem with your home’s plumbing, it can be overwhelming to figure out your next steps. Here’s a look at some of the most common issues that are reported, and what you can do to fix them.

Sewer Line Clogs

If you’ve been hearing gurgling sounds, experiencing slow draining issues or backup problems, this may be an indicator that your home has a sewer line clog. The most common cause of this is due to tree root growth. This occurrence makes it hard for waste to exit your home and if the problem is ignored, you can be looking at major pipe leaks. If your home has a clog that just won’t clear, reach out to your local plumbing expert for an inspection and possible repair.

Water Heater Problems

There are plenty of problems that can occur with your water heater. Some common water heater issues that come up during inspection include:

  • Wrong unit size
  • Faulty thermostats
  • High water pressure
  • Sediment buildup
  • Rust

These are only a few of the issues that may come up during your home inspection. Hiring a professional Westminster plumber is the best way to resolve any of these issues safely and efficiently.

Leaks Inside of the Walls

Since plumbing pipes are usually concealed inside of walls, it’s not uncommon to find hidden leaks inside of the walls. Over time, these leaks can cause tremendous damage to the home and increase your water bill. This is why it’s very important to have your home inspected by a professional so that they can find these leaks and fix them before any major problems occur.

Pipe Issues

Like water heaters, there are plenty of problems that can occur with your pipes. Some of these problems can be:

  • Galvanized pipes
  • Polyethylene pipes (which are now illegal)
  • Broken pipes
  • Rusty pipes

These are common things that come up during home inspections, so contact a professional plumber to resolve any pipe issues that occur in your home rather than attempting to DIY.

Looking for Plumbing Repairs in Westminster, MD?

If your home inspection revealed any plumbing problems, you need a dependable master plumber to help resolve the issues. Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is your #1 resource for dependable expert plumbing service. With over 20 years of experience, we know how to get the job done right. Contact us today!

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