If you're in the market for a new home in the Boise area, you already know how easy it is to get star-struck by nice floor coverings, gorgeous landscaping, and new granite countertops. All too often, it's what's underneath the surface that goes overlooked when purchasing a home, leaving new owners in shock when essential infrastructures don't work.
A Little Bit About Water Usage
With the average American family of four consuming about 400 gallons of water every single day, leaks are a big deal. Even small ones can add up, and estimates are that up to 14% of daily water usage could be saved if leaks were repaired.
Another source of high water usage is the family toilet, with up to 25% of water usage flushing away each day. A home with a low-water usage toilet is a definite advantage.
Get Nosey. Really Nosey.
It doesn't pay to be too timid when checking out the plumbing in a house for which you may be plunking down serious cash. Get in there and get nosey.