Buying a new home or your first home is an exciting undertaking! Through the process of selecting the house, making an offer, and closing there are many details to remember. After moving into the house, the little details never stop and many new homeowners often become overwhelmed as they navigate finances and projects on the house. An important area of the home where new homeowners often make mistakes is with their plumbing. At Powell’s Plumbing, we want you to have all the information you need to avoid making costly plumbing mistakes.
Below are a list of common plumbing mistakes new homeowners make and how to avoid them.
1. Forgetting to turn the water off: Although replacing a showerhead or faucet is a fairly simple fix for even novice homeowners, many forget to start with the first step: turning off the water. Without turning off the water, you can end up with a face full of pressurized water and in worst case scenarios, water damage to your new home. When beginning even minor plumbing-related projects, always remember to turn off the water first.
2. Ignoring small issues: While there is a lot to keep track of when moving into a new home, it is important to not ignore even seemingly small issues. A leaky faucet or clogged drain could lead to bigger, more expensive problems in the future.
3. Using the wrong tools: Appliances and equipment often times require specialty tools in different sizes in order to ensure proper installation. Before selecting your tools and attempting to do an installation, make sure you have measured the parts and chosen the right size and type of tool for the job. This can reduce the risk of costly plumbing errors.
4. Not having a plumbing inspection: Even though a home inspector can tell you the general condition of your plumbing system during your home inspection prior to purchase, they may not be experts and could miss certain issues. After purchasing your home, it is vital to have an experienced plumber inspect your system and make sure everything is in working order.
If you are a new homeowner, the experienced team at Powell’s Plumbing is here for you. If you need to schedule an inspection or have questions about your Winchester home’s plumbing, reach out to us today.