4. Blocked Drains
In older homes, drains commonly get blocked by the buildup of debris and sediments, which occur over time.
In newer homes, leftover debris from construction can easily block drains, which get washed into the drain by accident or carelessness.
Blocked drains cause some hazardous problems if left alone for a long time. They could result in water leaching into your foundations and ruining your home. They could also find their way into your clean water supply, contaminating your drinking water.
5. Malfunctioning Water Heater
Unless you love cold showers, you probably want a working water heater.
Water heaters are complex machines and sometimes get installed incorrectly. For example, a faulty internal thermostat thinks the water is either hotter or colder than it is. Other times a leaky pipe nearby results in insufficient water flow.
In the worst-case scenario, an overworked water heater will increase your energy bill and could even start a fire.
In any case, you can trust a Schaible’s professional to take a look at your malfunctioning water heater and figure out why your showers are so cold.
6. Clogged Pipes
Like drains, pipes suffer from misplaced construction debris. They can also suffer from local plants and animals, such as tree roots growing into the pipe. And your kids have never flushed a toy down your toilet, have they?
Clogged pipes are less likely in new homes than in old houses, but they are still possible. If water is backing up into your sink, toilet, or bathtub, then you should probably have that checked out by a professional.
Get Your Home Inspected for Common Plumbing Problems in New Homes
And do it fast, before a disaster happens!
Schaible’s offers specialty ComfortPlans, geared towards annual checkups and maintenance rather than catastrophic failures and large bills. We will come to your new home and inspect every pipe and faucet for signs of damage or malfunctioning. Then, you will be the first in line to get your problem fixed in case of a crisis.