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As they say, it’s better safe than sorry! The last thing you would want is to move into your new home, ready and excited to begin a new chapter of your life, only to run into a plumbing issue. It would be even worse if you didn’t notice the plumbing issue until several months after you have already moved in, and the issue had only become more severe and damaged parts of your home. Prevention is always better than cure, and it can save you a lot of money and hassle in the long run if your plumber is able to catch the problem early before you have the fix it as well as the damage it caused over time. Whether you're moving from New York to London or just Esher to Wandsworth here are some of the things you might want to have a plumber check out before you get settled into your new home:
- Boiler Issues: If you move into a home that is experiencing boiler issues, both yourself and your family could be at risk. Having your boiler serviced before moving in will help ensure your family is safe, and identify any issues before they cause any serious and costly damage. Furthermore, your plumber can help you to determine whether or not your boiler is large enough for the needs of yourself and your family. Having the right size boiler in your home is essential to saving you money on your energy bills in the long run, so it’s a worthwhile conversation to have with your plumber.
- Check Gas Appliances: Any faulty gas appliances in your home could result in a carbon monoxide leak, which could prove to have disastrous results for you and your entire family. It’s wise to ensure that any gas appliances you have in your home are safe before you move your family into the new home to prevent any tragedy from striking.
- Check the Central Heating System: Sometimes, you might find that certain rooms in your home are warmer or cooler than other rooms in your house. This, or your entire home feeling a tad warmer than it should, could be a sign that there is a problem with your central heating system. If you have your plumber check out your central heating system upon moving into your new home, it can help to prevent any issues before they cause you any serious trouble.
- Locate Any Leaks: It’s best to locate leaks early rather than allow them to go on unnoticed for a prolonged period of time. This could result in mould growth or other damage in your home. Prevent the need for costly repairs by having your plumber check your home for common leaks. Some signs of leaks include your toilet running for a long time after being flushed, or your water bill being unusually high.