31 Oct 2017

Drainage Issues to Look Out for in Your New Home

Buying a new home can be exhilarating and terrifying in equal measures. The excitement of owning your own property can be overshadowed by a variety of problems. From subsidence to faulty plumbing, there is a lot that can go wrong with a property.

Leaky pipes are a nightmare for all home-owners, old and new. We have all heard horror stories where things have gone wrong with the plumbing. I remember an episode where I came down one morning to a puddle on the kitchen floor. Turns out the mains tap leading into the house had worn out with age and a quick fix was all it took to sort out the problem.

Not everyone gets by this easily when it comes to faulty plumbing. 

A friend of ours returned home from holiday to find their home flooded. It was a particularly severe winter and the old water pipes in the attic had frozen solid. The expanding ice had caused them to burst open. The problem was so bad, the house had become inhabitable. It took months of repairs and renovation before the property was restored.

Another friend recalled the horror of watching the septic tank overflow into her garden. It was days before the mess was sorted.

It helps to be aware of potential plumbing problems and measures you can take to avoid or solve them. UKDN have produced an infographic about the value of having regular checks on pipes and septic tanks in your home. Why not take a look? Feel free to add your own tips and tricks in the comments below.

It helps to be aware of potential plumbing problems and measures you can take to avoid or solve them. UKDN have produced an infographic about the value of having regular checks on pipes and septic tanks in your home. Why not take a look?

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