Buying a home is an exciting but big step. There are countless things to consider, manage, and prepare for. Amidst all the excitement and stress, it is often common for prospective buyers to forget less obvious aspects of a new home. One being, the home’s plumbing system. 

Plumbing issues are one of the most common problems new homeowners face after they move in. Mold, leaks, and corroded pipes can take dampen your spirits and leave you with costly bills that you may not have accounted for. To avoid repair costs, ensure you review some of the basic plumbing features of your new home… before you sign on the dotted line.


Water Pressure

Be sure to check the water pressure in your new home. Water pressure is best described as the force that pushes water through the pipes. If you are buying an older home it is essential to perform a water pressure check, to avoid expensive repairs later down the road. There’s nothing worse than struggling to wash your hair in the shower because there isn’t enough force to wash the shampoo out of your hair. Despite the age of your new property our Wellington plumbers at Plumbspec strongly suggest checking your water pressure throughout your new house, not just in bathrooms. 


Water Heater

Your new home’s water heater system should offer you just that, hot water! It’s in your best interest to make sure that your water heater is in good condition before you commit to your new home. A new water heater system can end up costing you thousands in the future so ensure you inspect the heating system and look out for signs of corrosion or pooling of water. 


Toilets & Basins

Take a look at the base of your toilets in your new house. Are there any signs of leaks? Check for leaks in your bathroom basin unit. There could be mold growing due to water damage or even worse floor damage due to leaks. Don’t forget to check the sinks and their units in the kitchen and laundry too. 

Our Wellington Plumbers at Plumbspec are an excellent resource for homebuyers who want to ensure they’re making a wise investment. In addition to checking the home’s interior plumbing for functionality and longevity, our plumbing professionals can also inspect the exterior sewer pipes for damage or clogs -saving you and your back pocket down the line. Trust the experts and rest assured. Get in touch with us today on 0800 232 650