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Ensure Peace of Mind When Buying Your Gold Coast Dream Home with a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection

When purchasing a new home or commercial property, a pre-purchase plumbing inspection can significantly reduce the chances of inheriting concealed plumbing, drainage, or gas nightmares from the previous owner.

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Ensure Peace of Mind When Buying Your Gold Coast Dream Home with a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection

When purchasing a new home or commercial property, a pre-purchase plumbing inspection can significantly reduce the chances of inheriting concealed plumbing, drainage, or gas nightmares from the previous owner.

Knowledge is Key: Why a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection is Essential for Homebuyers

As industry experts, we at Whywait Plumbing understand the excitement and anticipation that comes with making a significant investment decision like purchasing a new home or commercial property.

However, while buying a new property is an exciting investment decision, it can be fraught with hidden plumbing, drainage, and gas nightmares that may not be apparent at first glance.

While your solicitor and real estate agent may recommend a building and pest inspection, it’s important to note that a building inspection is only concerned with the property’s structural integrity. Although there may be minor overlaps, a building inspection typically only provides a cursory overview of the plumbing system.

It’s crucial to have a licensed plumber perform a pre-purchase plumbing inspection to provide a thorough analysis of the plumbing, drainage, and gas systems. Unfortunately, licensed residential building inspectors lack the expertise and equipment to perform a detailed plumbing inspection. Additionally, they are not authorised to undertake inspections on commercial buildings, which a structural engineer should do.

Investing in a pre-purchase plumbing inspection with a licensed plumber can help you identify any concealed plumbing issues, potentially saving you from costly repairs and ensuring peace of mind in your property investment.

At Whywait Plumbing, we’re committed to providing authoritative plumbing inspection services that protect your investment and help you make informed purchasing decisions, reducing the likelihood of you inheriting the previous owners’ plumbing nightmares.

Buyer Beware: Why Skipping a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection is a Risky Move

It’s crucial to be aware of the possibility of concealed plumbing, drainage, or gas issues when purchasing a property.

Unfortunately, buying a property with these hidden problems means inheriting someone else’s plumbing nightmares, potentially costing you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and causing significant stress.

A pre-purchase plumbing inspection is the only way to detect these concealed issues and avoid the risks of buying a property with plumbing problems. Are you aware that 90% of plumbing infrastructure is invisible and concealed out of sight?

Unfortunately, the vast majority of plumbing infrastructure is concealed underground, within the concrete slab, internal walls, or ceiling cavity, making it impossible to identify these issues through a visual inspection.

When you inspect the property, you can see the completed installation of a tap or toilet or the hot water service. However, no incoming water infrastructure or outgoing wastewater sewer drainage is visible as it’s all concealed.

While it may be tempting to skip the expense of a pre-purchase plumbing inspection, it’s essential to consider the long-term financial risks. Even minor plumbing issues can worsen, leading to costly damage and repairs impacting your property’s livability and safety.

The scary thing is it may come back to haunt you in the long run as you could be buying a home with thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars of plumbing repairs required to make the property livable.

By investing in a pre-purchase plumbing inspection, you can rest assured that your property investment is sound and free from costly surprises. Don’t let someone else’s plumbing problems become your own; book a pre-purchase inspection and protect your investment.

Plumbing, drainage and gas problems only get worse over time and are likely to cause subsequential damage that is costly to rectify, sooner or later.

The associated financial cost risks alone make booking a pre-purchase plumbing inspection an invaluable investment; otherwise, you may have a dangerous hot water system, as in the photo below.

“Excellent service & value for money with the plumbing problem explained and solved promptly without delay. Gary’s knowledge and industry experience is unquestionable and his honest, down to earth approach is refreshing. Highly recommended plumbing business.”

Justin Hansard

Executive Director, Hansard Group

What Are The Common Plumbing Problems Found? 

With the expert and experienced eyes of a licensed plumber from Whywait undertaking a pre-purchase inspection on your property, we will clearly see signs of past problems and potential future problems, such as:

  • drain clearing equipment having been used in the past in inspection openings
  • gurgling drains
  • access points drilled into vent pipes to allow access for drain clearing equipment
  • that a toilet has been removed to access the drains for drain-clearing equipment
  • the hot water service has been relocated
  • stormwater drains are not running clear
  • water stain marks on the concrete
  • gas connections without a regulator
  • different types of pipes installed
  • downpipes from the roof not connected to stormwater
  • water stains in vanity units
  • a water meter continually ticking over

Invariably our pre-purchase plumbing inspections show up plumbing, drainage and gas problems over 90% of the time, which no one else has identified. These problems range from:

  • tree roots in the drains
  • leaking water pipes
  • water hammer
  • leaking hot water tanks
  • non-compliant and dangerous gas fixture installations

Plumbing issues can be widespread and complex, with potential failure points throughout a property’s plumbing, drainage, and gas infrastructure. Unfortunately, these issues can go unnoticed without a pre-purchase plumbing inspection, leading to significant unexpected expenses.

Each of these problems can potentially cause significant financial strain, especially when you’re already stretched to the limit financially.

We understand the grief and stress of discovering unexpected plumbing issues in your potential dream home. That’s why we’re committed to helping you avoid investing in a “lemon” property that may require costly repairs down the line.

Our expertise and experience can help you make an informed decision about your property investment, saving you time, money, and stress in the long run.

Know Before You Buy: What’s Included in a Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection

Our pre-purchase plumbing inspection is a comprehensive, expert evaluation of your property’s plumbing, drainage, and gas systems, including areas typically overlooked in a standard building inspection. Our experienced licensed plumbers provide a detailed written report that enables you to make an informed decision about purchasing the property and ensures that all the plumbing infrastructure is compliant and functioning correctly.

The written report highlights any faults or potential problems, including the cost of rectification, giving you the information you need to negotiate your purchase price confidently. Our report is written in non-jargon language, making it easy to understand, and covers the following areas depending on the options you select:

  • Council as constructed drainage plan (if available)
  • CCTV inspection of house sewer drains
  • CCTV inspection of stormwater drains
  • surface stormwater flow to determine if drainage is adequate
  • water main pressure test to determine if pressure is compliant and to determine any underlying issues
  • water main leakage test
  • condition report of gutters, downpipes and roof flashing’s
  • a condition report on all taps and connections
  • a condition report on bathroom fixtures
  • a condition report on laundry fixtures
  • a condition report on kitchen fixtures
  • a condition report on the hot water service tank with a working life report
  • a condition report on all hot water valves
  • a condition report on the water reticulation system

“Nathan was brilliant. So efficient and friendly. He got the items that we needed so quickly and installed them only a couple of days after his first visit. We were very impressed. Thank you Whywait Plumbing Services.”

 
Amanda Mackay

Secure Your Future: A Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection is a Wise Investment in Your Future

Neglecting a pre-purchase plumbing inspection can lead to severe and costly consequences, such as inheriting someone else’s plumbing nightmares or purchasing a property with concealed plumbing issues.

Investing in a comprehensive pre-purchase plumbing inspection from Whywait Plumbing provides peace of mind and can help you avoid these risks. Our experienced licensed plumbers conduct a thorough inspection of your property’s plumbing, drainage, and gas systems, identifying any faults or potential issues and providing a written report that enables you to make an informed decision about your property investment.

Investing in a pre-purchase plumbing inspection is wise, giving you confidence that you’re buying a property with no hidden plumbing, drainage, or gas issues. To learn more about our pre-purchase plumbing inspection, call our office at (07) 5580 4311 to book your inspection today.

Avoid the risks and protect your investment with a pre-purchase plumbing inspection from Whywait Plumbing.

Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspections

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