What is Involved in a Whole-House Plumbing Inspection?
When it comes to having work done on your plumbing, homeowners often worry about having to spend a lot of money on costly plumbing repairs. That’s why it’s so important schedule a plumbing inspection with a professional to have potential problems checked before they become major issues.
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Why Should You Schedule a Whole-House Plumbing Inspection?
While no one enjoys spending money on plumbing, scheduling continuous plumbing inspections and maintenance will help you avoid costly plumbing repair issues later on. If you have a professional plumber give your home a whole-house plumbing inspection, your plumbing can receive the exact care it needs for a longer and more efficient life.
A whole-house plumbing inspection is a particularly good idea if you’re about to buy a home, because it’s a very small investment to ensure the overall health of the entire plumbing system. This means you’ll have a better idea of what you’re getting into before you buy, and will better be able to avoid running into serious hidden costs down the road.
What Does a Plumbing Inspection Consist Of?
Checking the Condition of Water & Sewer Lines
During a whole-house plumbing inspection, a licensed plumber will check all of the pipes in your home for leaks. If you don’t schedule regular water or sewer line inspections with a professional technician, you may lose money down the road fixing a cracked or burst pipe. Whether there are many leaks or just a few, and whether they’re at a slow drip or a steady flow, when there’s damage to your pipes and it’s going unnoticed, those leaks are giving you higher water bills. Fixing leaks saves water and money, but you have to find them first, and a whole-house plumbing inspection will do exactly that.
Performing a Water Pressure Test
Most professional plumbing inspections and maintenance will also include a water pressure test to ensure its its not too low or too high. If your water pressure is off, it needs to be corrected quickly because it can be putting too much of a demand on your plumbing system, which can easily lead to serious (and expensive) damage.
Conducting an Audit of the Water Heater & Plumbing Fixtures
The health and safety of your home’s entire plumbing system will also be checked during a whole-house plumbing inspection. Your health and safety is the top priority, so it’s important to get the water heater, miscellaneous plumbing fixtures, and tankless heaters checked by a professional to ensure they’re in good working order. It’s also important to check that there aren’t faulty materials in any part of your plumbing system, and that your home’s ventilation is working properly.
Check All Toilets for Broken Parts or Deterioration
Toilets with defective parts or toilets that are suffering from deterioration can cause serious damage to your home if you’re not receiving the necessary plumbing inspections and repairs. A large chunk of time will be dedicated to examining the condition of the toilets in your home during a whole-house plumbing inspection.
Confirmation of the Correct Pressure Relief Valves
Relief valves will also need to be checked during the plumbing inspection or maintenance appointment to ensure that you have the correct type and that they are installed correctly, because your water heater can actually burst if this safety system is not working properly.
Discovering & Pinpointing Water Damage
You can find out if you have any water damage in your home that’s been going unnoticed, where the water damage is located, and how serious the damage is. The professional who provides your whole-house plumbing inspection can give you information about what’s causing the water damage, what’s needed to get the problem fixed so you can prevent the water damage from spreading, and what will be required to fix or restore the materials that have been damaged.
A whole-house plumbing inspection will also provide you with a list of what things in your home are working properly, what things are going to need to be repaired or replaced soon, and what things you might want to considering upgrading.
You can also ask the professional who is providing your whole-house plumping inspection or repair about any of your concerns, like the most common reasons of emergency calls for plumbing Jacksonville FL and unusual items that can cause clogs, so you can avoid making mistakes that will damage your plumbing.
Please contact us for more information about whole-house plumbing inspections. Fenwick has been providing outstanding customer service and plumbing services that Jacksonville FL residents have come to rely on since 1969. Learn more about our water heater installation, gas line repair, and residential plumbing services. Give us a call by phone at 904-217-5694 to receive help with a project.