Four Ways a Plumber Can Help Determine if a Home is Worth Flipping
Appraisal, Blog, Home Inspection
December 19, 2018 |
Flipping a house can be a great way to make a lot of money within a fairly short period of time. In order for a house flip to be as lucrative as it can be, there needs to be a minimal investment in the remodeling that needs to happen. A great way to ensure that you don’t purchase a home that requires a ton of unexpected remodeling is to hire a plumber to inspect the property before buying it to see what changes have to be done in order to flip it for profit. The guide below walks you through four things a plumber can look for when determining if a house is worth flipping.
Inspections to Make Sure the Plumbing Is Legal
Over the years, different forms of plumbing have been used during the construction of homes. Some plumbing that was legal years ago is no longer legal by today’s standard. The plumber can run tests on the plumbing in the house to ensure that the pipes don’t contain lead and that there are no other illegal factors that will need to be addressed.
Determine if the Fixtures Need to be Replaced
There are many times when the fixtures in homes are still in good condition, but simply need to be repaired or cleaned thoroughly in order to be useful again. The plumber can look closely at the fixture to determine if they can be repaired and cleaned or need to be completely replaced.
Remodeling Options that Are Available
If you plan to remodel areas of the home, the plumber can give you estimates for what it will cost to reroute the plumbing to the new locations. This can help you determine if the remodeling you plan to do is worth doing or if it will cost you more than you can afford to pay.
Appliance Installation Costs
There are some homes that are not set up for certain appliances. If you plan to add appliances to the house, the plumber can tell you what it will cost to run lines to the appliances and to have them professionally installed.
It’s important to make sure that everything is done professionally so that it can be done right the first time. The plumber may be able to give you advice for alternative options that are available to you if you want to save as much money as possible when flipping the house.