It may not seem very inviting, but checking a property’s drainage diagram before signing on the dotted line can save you a lot of money in the long run and also a lot of headache. This is an important document which will take you back in time and enlighten you as to when the drains and waste-water pipes were installed. Even if you don’t see any open drainage system in community or around it, a faulty drainage diagram may become a nightmare in the future. So studying a diagram would give you a glimpse of reality behind the shiny uplifted façade and tell you what has actually been done and if the work done is up to the standard.
What is a drainage diagram?
It is a document which shows the layout of your property and where pipes and the main water system are positioned. There are various drainage diagrams, but the one which gives you the best view of a property’s drains and water pipes is called the ‘sewerage service diagram’. The diagram depicts and tells you where your original plumbing was, and if it has been moved. [Read more…]