Whether you’ve just purchased your first home or are changing your rental, moving house is always a busy, exciting time. Because there seems to be an endless list of tasks associated with moving house, it’s easy to forget certain things, like conducting a proper inspection of your new home’s plumbing. In this blog, we list a few common plumbing issues to lookout for during an inspection, so that you can get them sorted before moving in.
Check your interior and exterior walls for any stains or discolouration, as these could be a sign that there is a leaking pipe within the walls. You should also check facilities like showers, bathtubs and toilets for water stains.
Mould and mildew
We understand that mould and mildew is something you have to combat in a wet area like a bathroom, but an overabundance of mould or mildew in joins, connections, walls and grout could be a sign that something is amiss. It’s best not to take any chances with mould or mildew as they can lead to some pretty nasty health problems.
Old Hot Water Units
A hot water system will usually last around 10-15 years if it’s serviced regularly. Before moving into a property, check the date on your hot water system and arranged to have it replaced if necessary.
Cracked tiling and loose grout is something to watch out for as it may mean that the waterproofing underneath is also damaged. Damaged waterproofing can obscure leaks, and the longer a leak goes undetected, the more damage it causes.
Damp patches in backyard
Damp or muddy patches on your lawn are something to look out for, as they can signify leaking pipes underground, or poor drainage issues. If you notice any unusual wet or damp patches on your grass that aren’t due to rainfall, it may be worth having your piping inspected.
It’s best to get any plumbing issues sorted before moving into your new home to avoid property damage and liability issues. JPG Plumbing are your local plumber in Melbourne, and will thoroughly inspect your home’s plumbing to make sure everything is working correctly. If you’d like a professional plumber to inspect your property, call us today on 0400 978 442.