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Hydrostatic Testing Can Be A Seller's Worst Nightmare
Pink House Team
In Amarillo the newest fad is having a hydro static test. We made it through the lead-based paint and mold phase. Don't get me wrong, lead-based paint and mold can be very harmful to you. The thing about it is, everyone wanted it tested even though there were no signs that either lead-based paint or mold were anywhere near the property. The same is now true for hydro-static testing.
A hydro-static test consists of a plumber fill the pipes full of water while cutting off the water at various strategic places around the property. If the pressure holds, all is well. If it drops a millimeter panic strikes even though the seller has never had any problem whatsoever with the plumbing.
Really old sewer lines may in fact leak. In Amarillo we don't have a lot of water so what few trees we have must survive and the closest source of moisture for them are sewer and water lines. They like to wrap around sewer pipes and infiltrate them. When this happens, you can call a plumber to "root it out" to get it free flowing again. Without a doubt this sewer line leaks and eventually it ... more
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