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Tips on Buying an Older Home.

Home Page Icon: Bubba Butler, Sarasota Plumber, from Wimpy’s PlumbingTips on buying an older home, is a service Wimpy’s Dependable Plumbing provides for our customers in the Sarasota, Bradenton areas.  Buying an older home can be a great thing if you know what to look for and what to expect, before y0u buy it.  If you are not prepared for the issues that may come up after the sale, that the previous owner neglected to mention, your dream home may become a financial nightmare.

Here is a list of things you should have checked by reputable licensed contractors in their respective trades.  Remember that each tradesman is skilled and proficient at at his or her trade, and will know exactly what to look for.  They will be your best source of information on how much longer things will last or how much things will cost to fix.

1) Have the roof checked.

2) Have the windows checked.

3) Have the air conditioner and heating system checked.

4) Have the electrical system and circuits checked.

5) And by all means, have the plumbing system checked.  The plumbing system is the heart of your home.

The drain lines may of been used to only one person using it.  And if you move in with a family of four, the drain lines may be so corroded, that they won’t take the additional load and the system will stop up.

Or, your intentions are to upgrade the fixtures.  All fixtures now are water savers, which means when you replace the 7.5 gallon or 3.5 gallon toilet with a 1.5 gallon toilet, the waste lines may not be smooth enough inside due to scale and corrosion.

It is much better to know this going in, before you buy the home.

Wimpy’s Dependable Plumbing, with forty one years of experience, can camera your waste lines and show you the condition they are in.  We will give you an honest evaluation of what to expect if you buy that home.

Schedule on line at or call 941-322-1911.  We are here to serve you!


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