I have made an offer on a home that is currently vacant and the owners have no heat in the home. *It is an older home and I am concerned that there could be frozen pipes due to the cold temperatures. *Of all the issues that we might find during inspection this one is the most concerning for me.
*If there are burst pipes would there be a way to find out how much it would cost to get the plumbing up and running again? *Should I consider having a plumber come out and check the home even if I don't think the pipes have burst just to be sure? Also, should I turn off the master water valve going into the home from the city and turn on the heat allowing the pipes to thaw or should I not thaw them until I have found any bursts?
It is a one story home with a basement and only one bath so I don't think it would be very hard to get to most of the pipes.
What would you do in this situation aside from walking away from the home?