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Should You Talk to a Plumber When You Buy A House?

Many potential home buyers wouldn’t think twice before hiring a general home inspector, and wisely so. General home inspectors are usually very skilled at evaluating a home’s condition, but they only have a general knowledge.

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Oftentimes a home’s plumbing system can turn out to be far more complicated than it seems at first, and later down the line you may find you have plumbing issues. Before you buy, it’s important to contact a Maryland master plumber to ensure the plumbing is completely up to code.

An Overlooked Sewer System

One of the most overlooked parts of a home is its sewer system. This is easy to understand, most sewer systems are completely underground and are very difficult to inspect. Additionally, many home inspectors lack the proper knowledge or tools necessary to inspect a sewer system. There are so many factors and components that make up a home, so it’s difficult to expect a home inspector to be able to cover all of it.

Over the years we’ve found that many inspectors neglect to check the sewer lines connecting to the home’s system. This can lead to potential blockages and issues or something even worse. There is no general cost for the repair of a sewer system. It could be just a couple hundred dollars to snake out the pipes, or it could be tens of thousands of dollars to dig up your yard and replace your pipes. You’re much better off having a master Maryland plumber give your system a look over before you buy.

Check Your Water Heater

Another of the home’s most vital yet overlooked systems is your water heater. They can cost hundreds of dollars to purchase and install, and their malfunctioning can give you real headaches. There’s nothing worse than stepping into a shower expecting some steam, only to get ice-cold water. Have a master plumber look at the home’s water heater and they will be able to advise you on the unit’s longevity.

Water Supply Pipes

Water pipes in your home are a lot like veins in the human body. Without them, you simply just can’t get water into the home. This is why it’s so important to ensure that your water supply pipes are fully functional. When you work with a Maryland master plumber, you can rest easy knowing that all of your pipes are safe and will last you for years to come.

Work With An Experienced Maryland Master Plumber

We’ve only mentioned a few of the reasons you should consult with a master plumber in Maryland when buying a home, but there are countless more. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. If you’re planning on buying a home, be sure to contact a plumber first! Give us a call today and the team of Maryland master plumbers at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating would be more than happy to help.

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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