If you read part one of this blog you will remember some headache saving plumbing tips from your plumber in Mokena to get ready for summer. Summer is the “home buying” season. Many new homebuyers find out too late that their dream home is riddled with water leakage. In fact, 44% of consumers call a plumber within the first year of purchasing a home. To avoid such unexpected and costly problems, we recommend that you take the time to inspect any potential home for problems and offer these helpful tips:

  • Sewer Inspection

    • If you are planning to buy a home or already a homeowner have a video inspection done of sewer lines is probably a good idea especially in older homes with cement or clay pipes. A thorough inspection will reveal any hidden flaws before you buy the home. Repairing sewer lines can cost a lot of money and a lot of headaches.

  • Standing Water

    • Excess water in a yard may be coming from a damaged sewer line and may contain waste from the home. Standing water is not healthy for children or pets and is a breeding ground for insects and germs.

  • Miscellaneous Plumbing Tips

    • Check to make sure that the garbage disposal and dishwasher connections are tight and leak free.

    • Inspect the inside of cabinets (with a flashlight) for signs of water damage, warped cabinet bottom or stains. Make sure that traps and supply tubes are not leaking.

    • Check washing machine hoses for rupture. Turn valves on and off to test for leaks.

Now that you have identified potential problems or concluded that your house is in good working condition you can get to all that summer fun you have planned.