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Buying a new home is an exciting accomplishment! Yet, you've got to roll up your sleeves and ensure that every layer of your home's infrastructure is in proper working order. Let's start with the plumbing. Here's a checklist for new homeowners who want to double-check their plumbing.

1. Inspect Sewer Lines

Your new home's plumbing begins and ends with the sewer lines. Yet, you might not have the expertise to check it yourself. Consider scheduling a professional inspection of your sewer lines with 5 Starr Plumbing.

2. Check the Water Pressure

Some people instinctively check the water pressure when they shop for a new home. If you've missed this tradition, be sure to make sure your home's water pressure is in the optimum range. You don't want water pressure that's too low or too high.

3. Locate Any Leaks

One of the easiest items on this checklist entails looking for leaks. Check all the faucets, pipes, and toilets for any drips or obvious signs of damage. A less obvious place to check is behind cabinets where pipes can cause hidden damage.

4. Inspect the Water Heater

Your home's water heater is a vital component of your overall plumbing system. Inspect it for corrosion, rust, or leaks. You might have already upgraded the water heater or purchased a new one, but it doesn't hurt to check the thermostat and settings.

5. Troubleshoot Your Toilet

Your bathroom's toilet is going to need to stand the test of time. Be sure to test your toilet's efficiency and functionality. Try to push it to its limits to make sure that the tank, bowl, and pipes are free from leaks.

6. Check for Water Efficiency

Does your home have energy-efficient fixtures? To conserve water resources and save money on utility bills, make sure that your home is optimized with the latest energy efficient fixtures and taps. 

This is just a quick overview of items you should look for during an inspection of your home's plumbing infrastructure. If you want even more plumbing checklist ideas, give our team at 5 Starr Plumbing a call today. Our licensed professionals can ensure your plumbing system is running like it should. By taking a proactive approach to maintaining your plumbing system,  you'll save money in the long run. 

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