While your plumbing is one of your home’s most important systems, chances are you don’t think about it much unless something is clogged or leaking.
But a regular home plumbing inspection should be a maintenance item you schedule after living in the home for several years. This ensures that there is nothing nefarious lurking around the bend in your p-trap.
If you’re in the middle of the home-buying process or simply want to head off any future issues, your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating advise you that a plumbing inspection will give you peace of mind.
Home inspections are – or should be – part of the home-buying process. However, if you’ve lived in your home for a number of years, an inspection might be necessary to maintain your plumbing’s good health.
If you have discolored pipes, sewer odor, weak water flow, slow or clogged drains, water damage or vibrant green patches in your yard, a plumbing inspection might be necessary to determine if you have an issue. Leaks, blockages and pipe corrosion are all problems that can cause these issues and are items a plumbing inspection can identify.
A comprehensive Brooklyn plumbing inspection will check the home’s sinks, tubs, water heaters, lines and pipes. These items will be inspected to see if any potential issues might soon arise. Every fixture will be checked for proper water pressure and function and your sewer lines tested for proper drainage.
Since lead is a primary concern, your inspector will check your location to determine if you have any cast-iron or galvanized steel pipes. If you do, you will be given options for replacement.
An inspector may also check your water meter for leaks and other installation errors. Shut-off valves are inspected to ensure they perform their intended function of keeping water from flooding your house in the event of a broken pipe or fixture.
Finally, the insulation on your pipes will be checked to ensure it is in good condition or needs to be added or replaced.
It’s Petri’s job to provide you with a complete inspection so that you are educated about your home’s plumbing condition. Call us to schedule a home plumbing inspection today!