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Pre-purchase plumbing inspection

Buying a new home is exciting, but it is also a huge investment. Pimlico’s team of experienced plumbing professionals conduct a thorough inspection of the entire plumbing system including:

  • Pipes
  • Fixtures
  • Drains
  • Water Heaters

Our state-of-the-art equipment and techniques detect leaks, clogs and any other hidden problems that can be easily overlooked during a regular home inspection. It certainly makes financial sense to have one of our experts carry out a detailed assessment of the property’s plumbing before purchase.

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What to expect from our pre-purchase plumbing survey

With Pimlico’s pre-purchase plumbing survey, you’ll receive a detailed report of our findings, including photos and recommendations for repairs or upgrades. We will also provide you with a cost estimate so you can make a far more informed decision about your purchase.

Our visual survey will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. During the inspection, our Pimlico engineer will provide a detailed assessment of the plumbing in each individual room. You will receive a final quote for any recommended work on the plumbing of the property.

Save yourself money from costly repairs

By investing in a pre-purchase plumbing survey, you can save yourself from costly repairs further down the road and ensure that your new home’s plumbing is in good working order. The cost of fixing or replacing plumbing issues is something that homeowners want to budget for in advance. A pre-purchase survey may unfold some smaller issues to be fixed, which will prevent them from becoming larger issues in the future.

Have a proactive approach and avoid emergency call-outs. Book a pre-purchase plumbing survey with Pimlico today.

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Why choose Pimlico?

  • With over 40 years of experience, Pimlico has a reputation for quality service and customer satisfaction when it comes to pre-purchase plumbing surveys. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Expertise

    Pimlico's plumbers have the experience and expertise to conduct an in-depth inspection of the plumbing system in your potential new home. We know what to look for and can identify any potential issues before they become major problems.

  • Cost savings

    Investing in a professional pre-purchase plumbing survey can save you money in the long run by identifying any potential plumbing issues before you commit to buying the home. You can negotiate repairs or upgrades with the seller, or factor these costs into your budget for the home.

  • State-of-the-art equipment

    Pimlico invests in state-of-the-art equipment and technology to detect leaks, clogs, and other hidden plumbing problems that may be missed during a regular home inspection.

  • Peace of mind

    Knowing that your potential new home has been thoroughly inspected by a professional plumbing company can give you peace of mind and help you make an informed decision about your purchase.

  • Final report

    Pimlico provide you with a detailed report of their findings, including photos and recommendations for repairs or upgrades. This report can be used to negotiate with the seller or to plan for future repairs and upgrades.

  • Choosing Pimlico for your pre-purchase plumbing survey can help you make an informed decision about your potential new home, save you money in the long run, and give you peace of mind.

Pre-purchase plumbing survey FAQs

This depends on the size and complexity of the plumbing system within your potential home. It can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete.

This depends on the location and size of your potential home. Contact Pimlico Plumbers for a more accurate quote.

If issues are found, you can negotiate repairs or upgrades with the seller or factor these costs into your budget for the home. The current homeowner may have the cost of the repairs covered within their current home insurance and therefore it can be a cost-effective solution for both parties.

In extreme cases, you may decide not to purchase the home altogether.

A pre-purchase plumbing survey can help you avoid costly repairs and ensure that the plumbing system in your potential home is in working order. It can also help you negotiate repairs or upgrades with the seller or factor the costs into your budget for the home.

What our clients say

We are proud to support our clients across London with first class property maintenance services.

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Boiler replacement and radiator move very professional

James and Andrew spent 2 days replacing the boiler and replumbing radiators. Highly professional approach, keeping all their equipment tidy, insuring all replacement work was of the highest standard and fully compliant. It's not cheap, but you get real peace of mind with the work done.

Radiator Valves

Installed a new hot water tap a few days ago and have also been to fix our heating. Drained the heating system and replaced 2 leaking radiator valves. Great job

Excellent service

Excellent service. At the house with 30min and fixed the plumbing issue very quickly. Made sure everything is in order cleaned up and asked if I wanted anything else. Very polite and knew his stuff. no waiting time. strongly recommend

Ricardo Honegger
Happy New Customer

Excellent service, arrived on time and hot water tap working perfectly. Would highly recommend and Mick was a star!

Excellent service

My hot water stopped working in the morning, I called Pimlico and within 30 minutes the plumber had arrived. Lee was very cheerful and competent. He diagnosed the issues, purchased the required parts, and had everything installed & working before the end of the day. Great!

Great service from Pimlico

We needed a plumber to rectify a leak under the kitchen sink. The technician turned up exactly on time and put in a full days work. As part of this he replaced the incoming pipework, valves and flexible hoses which was necessary. His workmanship was excellent and we now have a proper, well laid out and installed water & waste system as opposed to the spaghetti that existed before. Service was excellent as it has been on previous occasions when we have used Pimlico.

Quality craftsmanship and great customer service

I have used Pimlico Plumbers for a few jobs in the past few years (mostly plumbing and electrical). Their workers are always polite, friendly, and considerate. They take care of your property and belongings (e.g. taking their shoes off in the house, covering/protecting surfaces, and cleaning after the job). Their work is thorough, of quality, and they keep you up to date through out the process. I highly recommend Pimlico Plumbers.

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