WASHINGTON, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plumbing Pipe Advocate says, "We are urging a home buyer anywhere in the United States to include a reputable local plumber as part of home inspection team to ensure they are not about to unknowingly purchase a home with defective plumbing pipes or pipe fittings. An average building inspector is probably up to speed on a roof that needs replacing-but it is highly unlikely they will know much about Chinese made copper plumbing pipes that are a failure waiting to happen or plastic plumbing pipes or plumbing fittings that could be problematic, or just a matter of time before they fail." http://PlumbingPipeAdvocate.Com
The Plumbing Pipe Advocate's number one goal is protecting America's home buyers or homeowners from defective plumbing pipes. The last thing the group wants to see happen is a home buyer in any state unknowingly purchase a home that needs to be re-plumbed-or re-piped because of the age of the home's plumbing pipes or because the home has plumbing pipes that are defective. If the home buyer is aware of plumbing issues they can plan for a re-pipe before they move into the house. A re-pipe of a house is no different than replacing a home's roof. If a home's plumbing system is past its effective life span or defective a re-pipe should happen and a band-aid approach or patch jobs are not a very good idea as the cost may outweigh the benefit.
Every home buyer or homeowner should know a home's plumbing pipes will need to be replaced every thirty to fifty years-if the homes plumbing system consists of high quality plumbing pipes-such as the first-rate copper plumbing pipes that used to be made in the USA. However, with the advent of cheap plastic plumbing pipe, poorly made pipe fittings and or cheap US or Chinese made copper pipe-a home's plumbing system may not last 10 years. http://PlumbingPipeAdvocate.Com
According to the Plumbing Pipe Advocate, "We are starting from scratch on our initiative. Our website has some very good information and we intend to add a lot more so that home buyers or homeowners are up to speed on need to know plumbing pipe issues. In the future, we also intend to start recommending US plumbing pipe manufacturing companies that we know make superior plumbing products that come with a warranty.
"We also intend to identify highly regarded local plumbing companies in each of the top 100+ US metro areas that have experience doing residential home re-pipes or plumbing system replacements. Like having a good roofer on call-we believe every US homeowner needs to have a dependable plumber that only installs the highest quality plumbing products as will explain." http://PlumbingPipeAdvocate.Com
So that home buyers understand how big of an issue the integrity of a home's plumbing system is according to the National Association of Realtors, "Last year saw a whopping 5.45 million sales of previously lived-in residences." The Advocate believes a significant number of these previously lived in homes should have had a re-pipe prior to the buyer moving in. http://www.realtor.com/news/real-estate-news/existing-home-sales-december-2016/.
The Plumbing Pipe Advocate also fears some home building inspectors may fail to mention the age of a home's plumbing system and issues related to replacement of the pipe. For information related to the average age of most US homes please refer the National Association of Home Builders website on this topic. http://eyeonhousing.org/2017/01/age-of-housing-stock-by-state/.
M. Thomas Martin
Plumbing Pipe Advocate
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