When purchasing a house, plumbing is usually one important thing that most people do not bother to check and as it is generally not covered by a building and pest inspection. Just one faulty piece of plumbing can cost thousands of dollars.
Plumbing system is one of the most important components of a home as it comprises your sewer lines, water supply, hot water system, stormwater gutters and downpipes and internal fixtures.
Common plumbing problems include tree root infiltration into the stormwater drain or sewer line which causes blocked drains and can lead to collapsed pipes, leaking taps, leaking drain pipes and leaking water pipes, low water pressure, inadequate surface water drainage, water damage and pipe corrosion - just to name a few.
These issues can often go unseen when you are walking through your potential new home, it is not until a thorough inspection is completed that the problems can truly be recognised.