In order to have long-lasting plumbing, you will need to have annual plumbing inspections. Working with a plumbing professional will help you to make necessary repairs and prevent water damage to your home. Plumbing is an essential part of modern life, so taking the time to invest in it will make life more comfortable. But what will plumbers check for during a plumbing inspection? Plumbers will inspect some areas and special parts of your home during a service.
What Does A Plumber Look For?
Before a plumbing inspection, homeowners may wonder what a plumber is looking for. There are many areas that plumbers will check during every inspection appointment, but if you have a specific concern, bring it up to the plumber before your inspection begins. This gives the technician time to look at all areas of your home while also spending extra time in your areas of concern.
Here are some basic things that plumbers check during a plumbing inspection:
- Inspect pipe fittings
- Checking and locating the Main water shut-off
- Inspect water heaters and ensure proper ventilation and function
- Toilet leaks or slow-filling bowls/tanks
- Check drain and sewer systems for clogs
- Improperly draining sinks, toilets, tubs, or showers
- Any deficiencies with your water supply
- Check the function of sump pumps or other flood prevention methods
Leaking Faucets Or Pipe Leaks
As your plumbing experiences wear and tear, faucets may start to leak. Deterioration in pipes or faucets will lead to leaks around your home that can cause multiple problems. Small leaks may not seem like something to be concerned about, but they can cause mold growth around your home. Leaks can add up to your water bill too. Dripping faucets or shower heads can elevate your monthly water usage.
Inspecting your piping system can be difficult since most of it is located inside your walls or underground. Plumbers have the tools and skills to inspect your entire plumbing system. During a plumbing inspection, plumbers will look at pipes for signs of leaks, frozen areas, or cracks. Doing this will help them recommend ways to better insulate your pipes or take care of the plumbing system. Each home is unique, so having a plumbing inspector look at your home is the best way to get tailored recommendations.
No matter the age of your appliances, plumbing inspections look at their function and water usage. Appliances like washers, dishwashers, water heaters, and other water appliances should be inspected to ensure proper function and help you get ahead of repairs or replacements. Older appliances can be upgraded to more efficient options to limit utility expenses and prevent water damage to a home.
Using a plumbing auger and a camera, plumbers will inspect your sewer system. Inspecting the sewer system annually will help protect your home from sewage backups that lead to foul odors, water damage, and staining around your home. If you are concerned about your sewer system, scheduling a full sewer cleaning will help prevent major backups from occurring down the line.
Why Plumbing Inspections Are Important
Having your home inspected by a professional is the best way to prevent deterioration or hidden issues from taking over your home. Living comfortably is much easier with modern plumbing that functions. Working with a professional plumber will help homeowners get ahead of repairs or replace appliances that are close to the end of their life.
Plumbing inspections prevent damage to your floors, walls, insulation, yard, ceiling, and more. S&B Plumbing offers multiple inspection services to help give homeowners peace of mind. Checking your plumbing system often will give you a better living situation and prevent the stress that can come from damaged plumbing.
Plumbing Services From S&B Plumbing
Our team has years of experience working with toilet leaks, sewage backups, water heater replacements, hydro-jetting, and much more. We are a full-service plumber that can help keep your home comfortable. Each client we work with will be treated like a member of our own family. We love serving our local community and being an easily recognized name while continuing to stick to our commitment to top-quality plumbing.
Ensure that your home remains in pristine shape with help from our team. Rest easy knowing that your plumbing and sewer system is in the best hands. Reach out to S&B Plumbing for emergency services or to schedule an inspection!