As a plumbing company, you offer quality services for homeowners as well as potential home buyers. Many times, individuals who are searching for a new home will come to your company for advice. They may be seeking a plumbing inspection for a new home or just want to see what they should look for when it comes to the plumbing system of a potential home. You should have a checklist in place, similar to the checklist you use during and inspection, to assist first time home buyers in their search for Bradenton homes for sale. Below are a few options for pre-purchase as well as maintenance tips for new homeowners.
Checklist to Use During Pre-Purchase
Before purchasing the home, provide a pre-purchase inspection of the home to help the buyer be aware of any issues. During this inspection, make notes so that the potential homeowner can see what might need to be replaced or repaired. Any water that is dripping from tubs, showers, sinks and faucets can signal a leak within the plumbing system. Flooring that looks warped or cracked near the refrigerator, dishwasher, toilet or bathtub will signal that there are leaks or issues within the plumbing system.
All toilets should be flushed and inspected to ensure they are working properly. Showers should be checked for water pressure and bathrooms on the upper stories should be inspected fully, checking for musty smells, stains on walls or ceilings.
The hot water heater should be checked for rust along with age. A unit that is more than ten years old will need to be replaced in the near future. It is also important to find out if a home has a septic tank or is connected to the city sewer system. For septic tanks, the homeowner will need to know when the tank was emptied last.
Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners
After you have helped potential home owners with the inspection of a home, they will look to you for help in the future. Be it a plumbing issue or small installation, the clients will know that you can help them with their plumbing needs. It is also recommended that you provide early maintenance tips for new homeowners. This shows you care about their new home and want to help.
Such tips can include running the garbage disposal on a regular basis to ensure the unit continues to work properly. Corrosion can take place when the disposal is not used often. Dishwasher and washing machine hoses should be checked on a regular basis to ensure that they do not have any holes or signs of wear and tear.
By assisting new Bradenton home owners, you are providing them with a quality service they will remember. By inspecting the home before purchase, you can assist the client with avoiding any hidden nightmares within a potential home that could cost more than the homeowner can afford.
Offer your services to this demographic and you will see new clients rolling in as word of mouth spreads as to how you can help potential homeowners avoid plumbing disasters!