Have A Plumber Do Your Home Inspection

Not the right way to start in your new house

Plumbing Home Inspection

When purchasing a home, we are excited about finally owning our own house/townhouse/condo. A significant amount of people overlook the must do inspections. They are too busy celebrating the approval for their mortgage. Well, you need to plan ahead. You have to make sure your new home doesn’t cost you thousands down the line.

After months of looking for your perfect house and having your bid accepted, you need to have professionals inspect your plumbing. Having a licensed plumber come do an inspection on your house should be a number one priority. They can detect leaks and bad plumbing. Having a leak in your plumbing will cost you a large sum, that you shouldn’t have to pay.

When homes are built, they usually have a couple different companies working on the house. Most of the time, the plumbing will be installed by a few different plumbers. One will do the rough plumbing, another will install the toilets, sinks, and lastly after everything is built in the house, you will have a different plumber/plumbing company come installing the kitchen appliances, washer and dryer. After a few years of wear and tear, your plumbing needs to be checked to make sure everything is functioning correctly. One of the most common leaks come from the connection of the new appliances to the water supply line.

I don’t know how happy you would be with this set up!

Don’t be a fool, don’t rush into purchasing your new home without having a licensed plumber inspect your future home. Have one of our licensed plumbers inspect your home. It will save you a head ache and lot’s of money in the future. You can also have the plumber explain and show you a few things that you didn’t notice about your plumbing. It always helps to know a little more.

If you have any questions or concerns please call or email us. We are always here to help.

Kevin Szabo Jr
(708)845-7922
Kevinszabojrplumbing@yahoo.com

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Maintenance Tasks For The Fall  

Getting Ready For The Colder Months

We had a great Summer, now it’s over. We are use to our horrible Winter weather, as long as we don’t get the Winter we had last year. That was unbearable. Pipes freezing, pipes bursting, heaters not working properly, and skyrocket electric/gas bills. I honestly think nobody was really prepared for that. Let’s make sure everyone is ready for the cold. Having your home ready, is a great way to start this Fall.

Insulate Your Pipes
-Exposed Pipes- any pipes that carry water in/out of your house should be wrapped up.
*wrap with electrical heating tape, then wrap in foam pipe insulation.
Shut off all faucets on the exterior of your house
-Hoses, sprinklers, should be drained and put away.
Check Your Roof
-Check your roof for damage, curled shingles, and leaky vents.
Look into proper drainage
-Water is your enemy. It can cause lot’s of damage. Don’t let it happen.
Clean Your Gutters
-Clean them. Don’t let anything sit there. Leaves, debris, and anything else that made it’s way in
your gutter.
Check Your Furnace
-Make sure it’s working correctly. Change the filter. When you are using the Heater, make sure
you change the filter every month.
Water Heater
-Drain your water heater. Assess the condition of the tank. Clean out the debris.
-If your water heater is located somewhere where it’s not heated:wrap your heater tank in a
insulating blanket.
Look For Drafts
-Windows, doors, and any other openings.
-If you have a A/C unit, take it down for the Winter, and store it. Or cover it with a water proof
cover, plus tape off all around it.
Fireplace
-Have your chimney cleaned before you use it this Fall

It’s the little things that will make a difference. Don’t slack, and wait for the last second. Do it now before it’s too cold. If you need a professional plumber to come winterize your house, give us a call and we’ll come out.
If you have any questions call or email
-Kevin Szabo Jr
(708)845-7922
Kevinszabojrplumbing@yahoo.com