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The Importance of Home Plumbing Inspections

Buying a new home in Brooklyn? That means it’s time to do some homework.

No homeowner wants to buy a house just to turn around and start dumping money into repairing a run-down plumbing system.  A complete home plumbing inspection can give you the inside scoop on whether a house will be a dream home or a money pit.

Home Plumbing Inspections

A proper plumbing inspection will investigate all parts of the system. Once major concern is the presence of lead in drinking water. If the inspection finds lead piping, Petri Plumbing’s team of experts can advise you about the most economical options for replacing it.

Our technicians will also inspect the water meter for installation problems or leaks. All shut-off valves in the home will be checked to ensure they are in working order. Nobody wants to wait until their home is flooding due to a broken pipe or fixture to find out the shut-off valves don’t work.

A home plumbing inspection should also include:

  • Evaluating the hot water heater for safety and efficiency. Does it have sufficient capacity for the number of people who will be living in the home?
  • Examining every individual fixture in the home, turning them on to check for proper water pressure.
  • Inspecting any septic system for proper drainage.
  • Checking pipe insulation to make sure the piping is not at risk for breakage.

In addition to inspecting the plumbing, our technicians can check the basements for any sign of water leakage or flooding. We will also check to see if any sump or ejector pumps are in working order.

We Can help

Buying a home requires informed decision-making. Petri Plumbing’s licensed experts can keep you informed about the condition of your plumbing with a thorough inspection. Call for a home inspection in Brooklyn or surrounding areas today at (718) 748-1254.

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