So you’re interested in buying this 3-bedroom house because of its wonderfully renovated kitchen or bathroom, and you’re willing to pay top dollar for it. However, you may need to hold your horses before signing anything, because shiny and sparkly bathrooms and kitchens don’t necessarily mean excellent plumbing. For all you know, underneath those shiny exteriors are hidden plumbing problems that could rear their ugly heads at the most inopportune times and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.
To make sure you are not buying a home with hidden plumbing problems, you need to spot them before money and documents change hands. Here are some ways to do just that.