Are you about to close on a house that you're buying? Have you been making a list of everything you need to do before you move into your new home? You've probably already got a list of things like turning on the new utilities, hiring a moving company, and so on. What you probably haven't thought of yet is that you really need to find a reputable plumbing service before you move in. If plumbers have even crossed your mind at all, you've probably figured that you can simply wait until you've moved in to do the research. But there are a number of reasons why you should do it now, including:
Inspection: If you didn't have one of the local plumbing services send someone out to inspect the home before agreeing to purchase it, you really should do so now. An ordinary appraisal inspection is not typically a real home inspection and isn't going to catch anything that isn't a major and serious problem. A corroding water heater, a damaged garbage disposal, and clogged sewer lines are all things that can go unnoticed unless you have someone specifically looking for these sorts of issues. Instead of waiting and hoping that you don't have to deal with these things, head them off before they become serious problems.
Emergencies: Now that you're a homeowner instead of renting, you're the one who will need to take care of any situations that might arise. If your toilet gets clogged and starts overflowing, you have no landlord to call to bring a plumber to your door. Not all plumbing services are created equal, however. Some focus mainly on emergencies, others on long-term projects, while there's a third category that may tackle anything and everything, emergency or not. You'll need to figure out which of these will be best for you and the potential situations that you might encounter. Waiting until you're ankle-deep in water to find a plumber is too long.
Undoing DIY: When previous homeowners were DIY enthusiasts, chances are good that they've fixed, or attempted to fix, at least one plumbing issue in a way that is not good for the long-term. These things may not need to be taken care of immediately, but they will need to be repaired by a plumber from your local plumbing services in order for you to get the most out of your home. For instance, a bathroom addition may have had amateur plumbing performed in an attempt to save money. If not done correctly, this can cause water flow issues with the rest of the house.