Performing a routine plumbing inspection in your home ensures your plumbing system will continue to run smoothly. Regular plumbing inspections can help prevent costly and unexpected repairs.
A plumbing inspection covers vital components of your plumbing system. A proper plumbing inspection will include inspection of your shut off valves, hot water heater, expansion tank, toilets, pipes, drains, sewer lines, and any other exposed plumbing.
Shut It Off
Your Main Water Shut Off Valve is the valve that supplies water to the whole house. Knowing where it is and how to shut it off is key in preventing massive water damage. The following should be included in your inspection:
-Inspect Main Water Shut Off Valve for defects and Damages
-Inspect all other shut-off valves in a home (Sinks, Toilets, Washing Machines, Water Heaters)
-Check the water meter to see if it is running even when the shut-off valve is in the off position.
Heart of Your Home
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where your family gathers and spends the most time together. It is important to have the following inspected:
-Pipes Under Sink
To the Loo
Your bathroom is the most active room in your house. With all this action it is important to focus on:
-Pipes Under Sink
-Toilet Guts (Flapper, Flush Valve)
Down in the Basement
In horror movies, we always scream “Don’t go into the basement!” In the real world, your basement houses major plumbing systems that are imperative to keeping your home’s plumbing up and running. Examining the following is of extreme importance:
-Visual Inspection of Pipes for Leaks
-Camera Sewer & Drain Lines
-Pipes are Properly Insulated
Even though most of your plumbing outside is underground, there are still a few elements that can be visibly inspected.
-Outside Hose Bibs
-Pressure Reducing Valve
-Checking for Gaps or Cracks (where cold air could enter and increase chance of freezing pipes)
Knowing your home’s plumbing is working properly will put you at ease. Emergency Plumbing Service is fully licensed to perform a plumbing inspection in your home. We pride ourselves on being reliable, prompt, and professional. Contact us today to receive your free quote for a whole house plumbing inspection by calling us at 740-548-5453 or by visiting our website at www.emergencyplumbingservice.com and requesting a quote.