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Maple Grove Plumbing Inspection MN

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. Gain the perspective and sound information you need to make better decisions with an inspection performed by an experienced professional that can help you identify what plumbing repairs will be required before you buy or sell a home. They will be able to clearly describe the problems and make the appropriate recommendation for repairs.

A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy to make sure you have a clear picture as to its condition. They will not tell you whether to buy or not buy the home.  They are there to make sure you understand the condition of the home.

Point of Sale Inspections

Enforcement of  Point of Sale ordinance requires a disclosure report prepared by independent certified evaluators (hired by the seller).  Under this code, licensed evaluators would walk through homes prior to their being placed on the market and shown for sale. This applies to all single family homes, twin homes, townhouses, and condominium (except new construction).  Reports would indicate items which are acceptable, below standards, and require repairs. Required repairs include imminent structural failures, unsafe electrical and plumbing systems, hazardous or unsanitary conditions, and lack of basic items (sinks in kitchens, toilet facilities, etc.).

The Point of Sale inspection must be performed by a certified evaluator.

Repair/Replace Requirements for Point of Sale -Quick List

General Conditions

  • Potential for imminent structural failure
  • Severe deterioration of walls/floors
  • No water. No hot water. No electricity
  • Staircase or stoop cannot support load
  • Sump pump without proper discharge piping
  • Missing/improperly installed smoke detectors
  • Floor coverings with serious trip hazards
  • Broken glass and exposed edges with cut hazard
  • Chimney structurally unsafe – visible deterioration of flue liner

Gas Connection Problems

  • Kinked, deteriorated or improperly connected gas pipes
  • Unapproved gas connector
  • Broken/seized/inoperable gas valves
  • Improperly capped/plugged gas valves

Water heater and/or boiler problems

  • scorched, missing/broken valves
  • leaking
  • installed on combustible surface and guidelines prohibit
  • no temperature/pressure relief valve
  • missing, inoperative, improperly located discharge pipe
  • flue improperly installed, evidence of back spillage
  • no combustion air

Plumbing issues

  • unsanitary plumbing fixtures. missing vent stacks.
  • improperly abandoned plumbing lines
  • improperly operating or no sink in kitchen
  • improperly operating or no sink in or near toilet room
  • no toilet facility
  • no water connections to shower or tub
  • improper repairs allowing sewer gas in leaks
  • broken, cracked, leaking fixtures
  • improperly capped, abandoned drain lines
  • water must flow at least a pencil width in lowest tap
  • no anti-syphon ball cock in toilet
  • visible leakage in waste lines

Electrical issues

  • over-fused, tampering to or alteration of wiring
  • improper grounding of electrical outlets
  • extension cords used as wiring (under floors/through wall)
  • broken electrical receptacles. Missing cover plates
  • No GFCI in remodeled bath areas
  • exterior mast broken or improperly secured
  • electric wires over outside pool or hot tub

Heating system problems

  • signs of leakage, cracks in combustion chamber, uneven discoloration of heat exchanger
  • cracked or damaged casing
  • improper clearance to combustibles
  • missing or clearly defective shut off
  • heating system flue not properly installed/sealed, holes caused by rust/corrosion
  • free standing space heater that takes own combustion air from room (gas)

Clutter – egress obstruction Sanitation – excessive garbage –  Vermin – infestations

Repair Replace Items

Call A Minnesota Plumber

A Minnesota Plumbing Contractor offering plumbing services to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple GroveMinnetonka, Edina, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, and the surrounding Twin Cities can help evaluate the homes plumbing system and make the necessary recommendations or repairs.

All in all, it should make it easier and quicker to proceed to closing without a lot of complications. It’s a win-win situation for everyone concerned!

The full legal description of required repairs is Title 12, Chapter 248.80 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The Code of Ordinances is available at the public library or online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cityhall/laws/ordinances/.

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