The Cold Hard Facts of Blocked Drains in the UK
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Lately, Home Buyer Drain Surveys are becoming increasingly popular with people buying and selling homes in Wirral and the surrounding area. A primary reason for this is to increase the understanding of the buying/selling process for both the seller and potential home buyer. Many have found, to their cost, ‘hidden’ problems that don’t reveal themselves until they are several days into living in their brand-new house. However, we are also seeing a boost in buyer drainage surveys like a reliance on the loan provider, insurer or both. These must be completed before the exchange of contracts.
Whatever the reason for a homeowners drainage survey, it’s important that you understand the value this sort of survey offers homeowners. We're all familiar with regular home surveys, that reveal about the health of the roof, walls, and floors but drain surveys highlight additional issues (such as root intrusion from nearby trees) as well as other environmental issues like the potential for flooding. For several years, homebuyers have been oblivious to problems that lie in our drains so when we uncover problems, whose responsibility is it to put things right? Will you be forced to pay or possibly could it be the local water company?
A Home Buyer Drainage Survey needs to be conducted by a specialist, recognised by the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). Clearly, RPDNW is an experienced drainage contractor, meaning you’re in safe hands.
An expert drainage survey to determine the state of the drains will give you a good level of detail to use for future reference. This includes:
Getting all this information to hand equips home proprietors with the best information prior to making a purchase, plus, should you go ahead and buy the property, you will have valuable information about the layout of your drains in the event of any problems and prior to any further development.
For anyone with further queries about our drainage surveys please give us a call. We are always very happy to discuss our services and then for any concerns you may have relating to your existing drainage system.