Greg Wright has found his dream home to buy in the Tweed, but before buying he was advised by a friend to get a ‘Pre-Purchase’ plumbing inspection of the house as unforseen plumbing issues are often much more expensive than pest and building costs.
Online PR News – 28-January-2014 – Tweed Heads/ Queensland – Greg Wright has found his dream home to buy in the Tweed, but before buying he was advised by a friend to get a ‘Pre-Purchase’ plumbing inspection of the house as unforseen plumbing issues are often much more expensive than pest and building costs.
Mr Wright said he was glad he did because the plumbing inspection revealed blocked drainage in the newly renovated bathroom, tree roots in broken underground pipes and several other plumbing issues that could add up to thousands in repairs, which he avoided paying out from his own pocket.
Before the house went unconditional, Mr Wright carried out the usual building and pest inspections but also engaged Mike Frost from Tap King Plumbers to perform a ‘Pre-Purchase’ inspection.
“Most people think that a building and pest inspection will find any problems with underground pipes and plumbing issues, but unfortunately they do not have the specialised CCTV equipment to look inside a drain pipe and test for issues such as breakages and tree root infestation which are very costly to repair” Mr Frost said.
“It was great watching Mike use his high tech equipment and he gave me a detailed report that was emailed the next day” Mr Wright said.
“I presented it to the seller and they agreed to fix the blocked drainage in the new bathroom, and also drop the purchase price to allow us to make other plumbing related repairs as necessary”.
“Spending money on the inspection has given us piece of mind and already paid for itself”.
When potential home owners are looking at a house, they need to consider engaging a plumber to carry out a thorough investigation of the plumbing, including the underground pipework to ensure that any hidden costs don't come as a surprise.
About Tap King Plumbers
Tap King Plumbers is a plumbing company in the Gold Coast / Tweed Heads region that prides itself in providing a reliable, customer focused service. We specialise in repairing problem pipes with ‘No Dig’ technology. If a broken pipe is under a concrete patio / driveway or prized garden we have solutions to fix the pipes without digging them up and making a mess.