I’m purchasing a home where the utilities can not be turned on. Someone started to do a repipe with pex. I believe they completed the work. They just didn’t finish sealing everything up (siding, drywall, etc.). The previous owner also started the roof and did not finish. There was a permit pulled on the roof, but I don’t see one for the repipe. It is currently bank owned after foreclosure. The bank does not want to turn on the utilities.
What are your thoughts on handling the inspection?
I am going to have a licensed plumber come out and give me some quotes on finishing the repipe. I will also do the same for the roof. I’ve have some construction knowledge and electrical. I’m also own a HVAC company. I’m not concerned about the Furnace/AC or water heater. I’m just worried about costly repairs.
A couple of things that might be costly is electrical, structural, and/or mold. It is a wood frame house (1989). The panel is not a fpe or zinsco. I am going to look at the electrical and just make sure that it looks to be intact and has not been sliced or removed in the attic. I’m not sure an electrician could do much more.
Structurally I will take a look around the house. It’s a slab foundation. Do you think it is worth it to hire a home inspector for this portion?
Plumbing- I may just try dumping water down the drains. I could also get the drains camera inspected.
What else am I missing?