Four Plumbing Issues To Correct Before Listing Your Home For Sale

When it comes time to sell your home, it's important to make sure your plumbing is in good shape. You don't want to deal with prospective buyers walking through your house and testing out faucets, toilets, and the showers, only to be disappointed. Also, it's a good idea to get these issues checked out so that you don't  have to deal with people claiming that a plumbing issue (resulting in water damage) wasn't disclosed, and which they and their agent missed on the initial pass through. So, get these common plumbing issues taken care of before listing your home.

Noise Coming From Sink Faucets

If you turn on your faucets, and a high pitched sound comes whining out, then you need to get that taken care of. People will assume something is wrong with the pipes, when in actuality it might be something rather minor. A plumber can come out and take apart your faucet assembly and find a loose washer, which might be the culprit. It's a super fast fix, but one that will silence the problem and not be a jarring distraction for the potential buyers as they are testing out the kitchen.

Low Water Pressure

Another issue to take care of is low water pressure. If someone turns on your shower, and sees a weak stream of water, then they are going to be a bit disappointed. They might love the look of your bathroom design, but any ideas of a luxurious and relaxing shower will vanish once they see the weak stream. The problem might be a bad aerator, a bad shower head, or it might be a bigger problem such as a leak someone in the pipes. A plumber can locate the source of the problem and, should it be a leak, they can fix the pipe. A leak is a major issue, and it needs to be dealt with. Otherwise, you might end up hearing from the new owners attorneys if they determine there was a leak and water damage occurred.

Slow Draining Tub and Showers

If the water sits in your tub and shower, and you've grown accustomed to just letting it slowly drain, now is the time to correct that. If you're already tried a lye solution or other commercial drain cleaner, then you need to bring in a plumber who can use a snake or pneumatic air powered blower. This will clean out the pipes and allow the water to drain out as it should.

Bad Water Heater

When you turn on the hot water, it's important that hot water comes out of the faucet. You don't want people touring the house to find tepid, or even cool water coming out of the faucet. They will rightly become concerned about the hot water heater. They might envision a rusty, hulking old hot water heater lurking in your basement and simply loose all interest in the home. So, to remedy this, bring in a plumber to find out what the issue is. People who are buying a home won't want to deal with an issue such as an old, failing hot water heater.

Call a plumber, like Marcum Plumbing Services, Inc., for more help.

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