Pre-Purchase Plumbing Survey

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    Are you considering purchasing a new property in the North London area and you need a heating, plumbing, and boiler survey? Look no further than MML Plumbing, your trusted local experts in plumbing, heating, and boiler installation.

    Before making such a significant investment, it is crucial to conduct pre-purchase surveys. This ensures that you have a clear understanding of the property’s condition and any potential plumbing issues that may arise. We show you the importance of pre-purchase plumbing surveys and how they can benefit you when it comes to your heating systems, plumbing, and boiler needs. Remember, even newly built properties can have significant issues.

    A complete plumbing survey of a property before a purchase can be quite advantageous financially. Our plumbing specialists in London can conduct plumbing surveys for both commercial properties and residential properties. If you’re about to buy a property, we can answer any questions you have and set up a time for one of our plumbing specialists to come and visit the future property, and reveal any hidden plumbing issues that might cost a fortune once you move in.

    What is included in a pre-purchase plumbing survey

    1. Assessment of the plumbing and heating systems.
    2. Examine all pipes, including those for cold and hot water, waste, and heating.
    3. Use an inspection camera to check for leaks in the drainage system pipes, sliding the camera behind walls when possible.
    4. Test every tap and shower mixer for operation and check for damages or faults.
    5. Check the showers or bathtubs and look for leaks underneath.
    6. Examine the storage cylinder cold water system and shower pumps.
    7. Test the toilet for leaks and proper functioning.
    8. Inspect the heating controls and thermostats.
    9. Check the gas meter and inspect the boiler for leaks, blockages, and proper operation.
    10. Evaluate radiator performance or underfloor heating using a thermal imaging camera to identify blockages.
    11. Inspect the gas hob and cooker.

    The complete visual survey will take 90 minutes to complete and in some cases over 3 hours.


    During our most recent inspection, we discovered several plumbing issues. A gas leak was detected in the hob’s pipe. There were leaks under the bathtub and behind the sink. The heating system’s pressure dropped due to two leaking radiators. The shower tray had slipped and leaked, causing £1000 in damage. Additionally, the boiler had not been registered after installation, resulting in a lost warranty. Repairing all these problems will cost over £1500.

    The Importance of a Pre-purchase plumbing Survey

    Condition report. When purchasing a property, particularly in the North London area, it is essential to be aware of the full condition of the property and its heating, plumbing, and boiler condition. Plumbing surveys help you understand the overall condition of the plumbing system and spot any potential plumbing problems before you decide to buy the property.

    Assessing the Heating System

    A pre-purchase plumbing survey includes a thorough assessment of the heating system. This involves examining the type of central heating installed, its age, and its overall performance. Our plumber surveyors will inspect radiators, pipes, plumbing work and controls to ensure they are functioning optimally. We will document any signs of wear, leaks, or inefficient operation to give you a complete understanding of the system’s condition.

    The Power of Our Services: Hear It from Our Clients!


    Claudine de Montule
    Claudine de Montule
    2023-10-13
    Great and efficient boiler service, fixed price so no surprises. Very professional
    Danuta Miloszewski
    Danuta Miloszewski
    2023-09-06
    Used MML Plumbing for the first time today. Administrator in office was easy to deal with, efficient and helpful. Plumber arrived on time as arranged, fixed the problem and explained what he had done. Quick, tidy and courteous worker. What I also especially liked was that I was given an actual confirmed time when he would arrive and not one of those two or three-hour 'window slots'!
    Charles V
    Charles V
    2023-08-11
    MML Plumbing successfully completed the installation of our heating system in our expansive 8-bedroom residence. The placement of the boiler and cylinder was expertly executed in the basement. They meticulously laid new piping throughout the house to facilitate radiators and hot/cold water faucets. The recent commissioning of the system has resulted in its exceptional functionality. Their impeccable organization and absence of any delays were notable. We definitely plan to engage their services again in the future.
    Roger Packham
    Roger Packham
    2023-08-08
    MML were extremely responsive and accomodating through out. They understood my needs and were solution focused through out the job. I found them so easy to work with and would definitely use them again. Thank you MML.
    Agnes Meszaros
    Agnes Meszaros
    2023-08-02
    Fast, professional, high quality service at a very reasonable price. I’m really glad I found them.
    Henry Smith
    Henry Smith
    2023-07-27
    In North London, it can be hard to find a company that you can trust and provide quality work. We called MML Plumbing to install a system boiler and a hot water cylinder. The installation was done in a few days, and now everything is fine. They left the area very clean. I highly recommend them.
    Andrew Healey
    Andrew Healey
    2023-07-24
    I had a shower replaced. A great job, very satisfied with the work. Levi was friendly, helpful and efficient.
    Jatin Modi
    Jatin Modi
    2023-07-21
    I have been a landlord for 15 years and used many labour staff in my years. I started to use MML 6months back and now used them 5 times: 1) They are always on time 2) They are respectful 3) I trust their quotes - they do not "make up work" 4) They communicate well on both email and text 5) They are very organised and polite I have dealt with so much domestic help over the years so i know the benchmark - MML are way above Jay (Camden)
    RW
    RW
    2023-07-19
    MML fitted a shower. Good price, courteous and thorough communication and excellent standard of work. I will call them again if I have plumbing related work
    Hollie Davies-Smith
    Hollie Davies-Smith
    2023-07-15
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am thrilled to leave a 5-star review for MML Plumbing's advanced leak detection services. They were able to find a leak that three other plumbers had missed. Their use of thermal imaging and acoustic leak detection tools set them apart from other companies in the area. What impressed me the most was their commitment to resolving the issue without causing unnecessary damage, while other companies suggested tearing apart my ceiling. Their services are not only effective but also affordable.They are a reliable and trustworthy company that goes above and beyond to solve plumbing problems. Thank you, MML Plumbing, for your expertise and exceptional service. I will definitely turn to you for any future plumbing needs. Hollie xxx
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    Analyzing the Boiler

    The boiler is the heart of the property’s central heating systems. During pre-purchase plumbing surveys, our gas-safe registered plumbing professionals actively assess the age, efficiency, and condition of the boiler. They will check the plumbing for signs of corrosion, leaks, or inadequate water pressure levels. Understanding the full condition of the property and boiler system is crucial as it can significantly impact your comfort, energy efficiency, and safety within the property.

    Assessing the Plumbing System

    When we conduct a pre-purchase plumbing survey, we thoroughly assess the plumbing system to ensure you have a clear understanding of its condition. We identify any existing plumbing problems empowering you to make informed decisions about your property purchase.

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    Identifying Potential Plumbing Problems

    One of the primary objectives of a pre-purchase plumbing survey is to identify potential plumbing issues in the systems. By conducting a thorough pre-purchase plumbing inspection, our plumbers can uncover hidden plumbing problems that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. We uncover everything from minor water leaks to major structural issues like leaking roof repairs in our plumbing surveys. This information empowers you to make informed decisions about your property and consider future home insurance needs.

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    What does the Pre-purchase Plumbing survey mean?

    Plumbing and heating surveys are for your safety. If plumbing, heating, or boiler systems aren’t your expertise, you might miss issues when checking out your potential new home. We make sure you don’t face surprises after you move in. We check everything works as it should—from radiators and hot water to heating and water pressure—so you can relax in your new home without worries. But this is not always the case. Boiler faults are hidden, and radiator performance cannot be seen with the naked eye not to mention invisible leaks. We recommend hiring our team of professional plumbers because we come equipped with the right tools and expertise. We’ll help you see the real condition of any property you want to buy by providing a detailed and professional opinion about the property through a plumbing survey report. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into before making a purchase.

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    We at MML Plumbing are not just providing you with professional plumbers in London or gas-safe registered engineers but using the latest types of equipment to see drainage problems and investigate the appliances.

    Whether it is a pre-purchase plumbing survey, heating survey gas line inspection boiler survey or leak CCTV survey we are your best choice. When you’re thinking about buying a property but feel unsure about its plumbing and heating systems, it’s a great idea to have us come and take a look. Our detailed plumbing survey inspects everything from the radiators, TRVs, and hot water tanks to the taps, shower mixers, bathtubs, toilets, and sinks. We also check all the gas appliances like boilers and gas hobs/cookers. Right after our visit, within 24 hours we’ll provide you with a comprehensive homebuyer report. This report includes photos of what we find and, if necessary, estimates for any plumbing repairs needed. Our experienced plumbers fully support the insights and findings in the report, ensuring you have all the information you need.

    It is useful to know, how much it will cost in addition to the house purchase price, you might be able to negotiate if we find expensive repairs or major plumbing issues.

    Estimating Plumbing Repair Costs

    With the findings from the pre-purchase plumbing survey, you can obtain a clearer understanding of the potential repair costs for any identified plumbing issues. This information is invaluable as it enables you to budget accordingly and negotiate the full market value or price if necessary. Being aware of the specific requirements and associated costs allows you to make a well-informed decision and avoid unexpected financial burdens down the line or emergency call outs.

    Benefits of the plumbing Inspection and Report

    There are several benefits to conducting a pre-purchase plumbing survey when it comes to your heating, plumbing, and boiler needs. Let’s explore them further:

    Making Informed Decisions

    By having a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the heating, plumbing, and boiler systems, you can make informed decisions regarding the property purchase. Armed with this knowledge, you can assess whether any plumbing repairs are required and determine if the cost of the property meets your expectations and budget.

    Peace of Mind

    A pre-purchase plumbing survey offers peace of mind by ensuring that the property plumbing and heating system are in good working order. Knowing that these essential systems are functioning optimally provides reassurance and eliminates potential surprises or costly repairs in the future.

    Negotiating Power

    The findings from a report can provide you with negotiating power. If significant issues are identified, for example, you can use this information to renegotiate the selling price or request that the seller address the problems before the sale is finalized. This empowers you to protect your investment and ensure that you are getting the best value for your money.

    Residential and Commercial properties

    Whether it is a residential property you are looking to buy or a commercial, we are here for your needs.

    In addition, you can book extra services, such example as advanced leak detection. This will take an extra 1-2 hours.

    Both are very useful because if there is a hidden issue with any of these in building the property, it can cost a fortune.

    At MML Plumbing, we specialize in providing comprehensive pre-purchase survey reports right here in Barnet, exclusively serving the North London area. By focusing locally, we guarantee quicker appointments than broader-serving competitors, ensuring you receive timely and efficient service.

    Our expert team consists of local, trade-accredited professionals, including plumbers, gas-safe engineers, and leak detection specialists, dedicated to offering reliable and expert services. With their extensive qualifications and experience, our experts ensure every plumbing inspection is thorough and precise.

    Understanding the importance of a future property’s plumbing system is crucial. Our plumbing surveys are meticulously conducted to offer you a professional evaluation of the plumbing and heating systems. Let us help you make an informed decision about your property with a detailed plumbing survey report.

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    Pre-purchase plumbing surveys in London
    Hiring an experienced plumber in London with the right tools is vital.
    We are helping you to find a suitable home, with fewer repairs when you move in.
    If you wish to carry out a renovation when you are moving in, we suggest you have at least a leak detection or plumbing inspection beforehand. Property owners already spending a significant amount of money on their houses, especially in London, do not spend more than is necessary.

    By choosing our plumbing services, you’re not just hiring a plumber; you’re partnering with a team dedicated to making your home transition as seamless as possible.

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