When you’re looking at a property that’s for sale and you’re planning on viewing the property soon it’s important to be aware of what you should be looking for. Bathrooms can be one of the most problematic of rooms for homeowners should something go wrong and it’s not just the money spent on plumbers and spare parts, it’s the downtime that people can’t really do without. You see, you can actually get by when your kitchen isn’t complete as you could always use a microwave, but when your plumbing system is down then you have a more serious issue on your hands.
So, when you’re visiting that house you’re growing interested in, you need to make sure you have a good look around the bathroom. You should check behind the toilet to see if there are any cracks and see if the toilet flushes as it should. Test the toilet flushing power by placing one piece of tissue in the toilet and flush it away. See how much water comes down and how much gets taken away. You also need to look closely at the taps and the shower unit. You should make sure everything is well sealed and that the taps function as they should. You also need to make sure there are no electrical parts on display or anything rusted in the shower. Even the cabinets need checking but the real sign of a bathroom in bad shape is mould. Along with mildew, it can be an indication of water leaks or even rising damp so it’s important this gets checked out before you put an offer on the house.
The final thing you need to check in a bathroom is the walls. Is the internal plastering good and if there are tiles, are they fitted well? Fine cracks in the walls can widen over time, especially in a moist environment like the bathroom, so do make sure you check the bathroom meticulously before putting in an offer.