WHY PLUMBING INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT
Professional inspections have a couple of major benefits compared to attempting to perform them yourself. You can count not only on a plumber’s experience and expertise if they do find something amiss, but also have them worry about the things you probably don’t want to deal with.
For many homeowners, the parts they are happy to pass off include things like checking pipes under the house or dealing with annoying toilet flappers and slow-draining sinks. Or for those who don’t mind the small jobs but aren’t comfortable tackling bigger problems, professional inspections ensure your water heater is tested and flushed regularly, and that your outdoor pipes are properly insulated against winter freezes. Top to bottom, a quality inspection can save quite a headache.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A quality home plumbing inspection will include checks anywhere water runs through your house. This includes sinks, toilets, tubs, lines, and pipes. Underneath and outside of your house, our plumbers will check both pipes and hose bibs for leaks, as well as check for proper support to ensure anti-freeze protection.
Toilets and water heaters get an additional inspection. Toilets will have their water levels, flappers, and filler mechanisms checked. Water heaters will receive water temperature checks and have pressure relief valves and pipes tested before being flushed.
Examine fixtures, supply lines, drains
In-depth investigation of all above-ground, exposed plumbing, including shut-off valves and traps under kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room sinks
Inspect sinks, showers/bath, toilets
Inspection of bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room draining and venting systems
Inspection of the storage water tank or tankless water heater
Plumbing video camera inspection of underground sanitary drains and sewer pipes. Cracks and misalignments that can lead to future drain blockage or collapse.
Shut-off valve inspection
Sump pump and discharge inspection