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Why Plumbing Inspections are So Important

Our plumbing is one of those systems that we really don’t think about all that much, even though we use it each and every day. That daily wear and tear takes its toll over time. Add to that, the aging of equipment and parts and the fact that we sometimes flush something we shouldn’t, and it can seem amazing we don’t have more plumbing problems than we do. Having a plumbing inspection is a great opportunity to give all your plumbing – equipment, pipes, and fixtures – a once-over so that any potential issues can be identified.   

Plumbing inspections can bring attention to problems before they have a chance to do serious damage to your property.

Just like our vehicles, we need to do regular maintenance on our homes and its systems. As you would have your heating system inspected annually, you should have your plumbing inspected at least every few years. Like a heating system cleaning, people resist plumbing inspections because of the cost. Considering the nominal cost of the inspection, however, the alternative is the high cost of the damage a plumbing leak can do.

Property damage aside, even a dripping faucet wastes hundreds of gallons of water which can significantly drive up your water bill.

A burst pipe can cause tens of thousands of dollars in property damage in just minutes! Your repair won’t just be your plumbing, but drywall, flooring, and your possessions.

In the end, a couple hundred dollars for a plumbing inspection is well worth the investment in your home and peace of mind!

What’s Involved in a Plumbing Inspection

When we do a plumbing inspection, one of our professional, licensed plumbers comes and does a thorough inspection of your home’s interior and exterior plumbing. They will investigate the current conditions of your plumbing equipment, accessible pipes, and fixtures.

This water heater was a disaster waiting to happen! It’s a wonder it hadn’t burst and needed immediate replacement.

Here is what will be examined during your inspection:

  • Accessible Pipes Inside Home
  • Accessible Pipes Outside Home
  • Water Heaters
  • Sump Pumps
  • Laundry-Washers
  • Dish Washers
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs/Showers
  • Sinks & Faucets
  • Outdoor Sinks, Faucets & Spigots
  • Sprinklers

Why are Plumbing Inspections So Important?

Protect Your Home & Valuables

Even a minor plumbing leak can cause severe damage. Many major plumbing issues start out small but go unnoticed by the untrained eye. Or they are ignored by homeowners. Unfortunately, a small plumbing leak can quickly become a much bigger significant concern over time. Water damage destroys building materials, requiring them to be torn out and replaced. Excess moisture allows dangerous mold to grow. Burst pipes destroy precious mementos and antiques. Having a plumbing inspection performed by a qualified plumber will help prevent a plumbing nightmare.

Found during a recent inspection: See the bulge in this washing machine hose? A burst hose can expel up to 650 gallons of water *per hour*, flooding your basement within minutes and causing serious water damage. Also, this hose is rubber and ALL washer hoses should be braided stainless steel.

Save You Money

Plumbing issues are one of the most damaging and costly mishaps that occur in homes, costing over $13 billion in insurance claims in the US annually. The damage that can occur from even the smallest of leaks can be costly to repair. The longer it goes unnoticed, the more damage is done. The small cost to have a plumbing inspection performed is far less than the cost of repairs and replacements.

Peace of Mind

The trained eye of a plumbing professional doing an inspection will notice a lot of items that would otherwise be overlooked. Old rubber hoses, worn out hot water heaters, rusty pipe fittings, are all problems waiting to happen that a plumbing inspection will bring to your attention before you come home to a basement full of water. It’s a great comfort to know that your home’s plumbing system is in good working order and operating safely.

What Should I Expect from a Plumbing Inspection?

During our thorough plumbing inspection, our licensed plumber will alert you to any issues or warning signs of impending failures. We can let you know the estimated costs of repairs or replacements following the inspection, although you are under NO obligation to hire us to perform any work!

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Plumbing Inspections