Have you ever imagined what life was like for people hundreds of years ago? One of the greatest advantages we have over people in the past today is indoor plumbing. Thanks to that tangle of pipes and wires inside your walls, you can live a healthier, cleaner, and more comfortable life.
Nowadays, our modern plumbing systems are also quite complex. Moving gallons of water around is a tricky job, and when the system breaks down it can be expensive and unpleasant. Fortunately, a good plumber can help you stop any problems before they get out of hand.
Have you been hearing dripping noises at night? Are you noticing damp spots on the ceiling, mold around your baseboards or cracks around the foundation? All of these and more can be signs that you have plumbing problems. Our licensed and experienced plumbers will have your back!
What Can Our Expert Plumbers Do For You?
Another reason that you might want a professional plumbing inspection from us is when you buy a new home. Especially in an older home, plumbing issues can easily escape the inspection of a layperson. Even home inspectors might miss potential problems if they are well hidden. It is a great idea to have one of our professional plumbers inspect your potential home’s plumbing system. We go through your home from top to bottom, including the bathroom fixtures, showers, toilets, faucets, backwater valves and more.
We can carry out an in-depth assessment and give you greater peace of mind for what is likely the biggest purchase of your life.
On the other hand, if you are selling your home, a home inspection by one of our licensed plumbers can increase your home’s value and encourage potential buyers that your real estate is in good condition and well worth your asking price.
Even if you don’t notice any problems, calling us for regular plumbing inspections can catch small problems and save a lot of money. We recommend plumbing inspection annually, or at least every two years. This is usually frequent enough for our thorough and efficient plumbers to make sure everything is in good working order.
What Happens During a Plumbing Inspection? Just the FAQs
What will a plumbing inspection cost, and will it take a long time?
The average cost and time involved in hiring a plumbing inspector varies depending on the size of the house and any issues that might be spotted during the course of the inspection. It is a good idea to allow around 2-3 hours for a plumbing inspection.
What will a routine plumbing inspection check?
When one of our experienced plumbers arrives at your home for their regular inspection, they have a comprehensive plumbing inspection checklist. We can check for signs of water damage or leaks. We will check all fixtures such as shower faucets, outdoor hose bibs and the kitchen sink. We check the water pressure and conduct a dye test to make sure that drainage is working properly. With our many years of training and experience, we can spot major problems that can lead to higher water bills, such as tree roots that might be growing into the pipes and any issues with exposed water lines.
Our plumbers can spot issues with appliances such as toilets, dishwashers and washing machines. We will examine areas like the wax ring sealing the toilet and the p-trap fittings. We inspect drains to make sure they are not clogged, kitchen faucets to make sure there is good water flow and no issues with the drinking water and spot any necessary repairs to be made to the drain connections around the garbage disposal.
If you live in an area that gets very cold during the winter, we also need to check the insulation around the pipes to make sure they won’t freeze and burst when the temperature drops. We also inspect the water heater for signs of corrosion.
Plumbing Inspections in Older Homes
In an older home, our plumber might spot lead pipes. These can be hazardous to your health, so we always recommend getting rid of them and replacing them with pipes made from copper or plastic. In some places, homeowners may be able to get a subsidy in order to remove these dangerous pipes. Our plumbers know which programs are available in your area, as well as knowing the plumbing code to help ensure that your home is compliant with any local ordinances.
For a complete plumbing inspection, we may recommend a sewer camera inspection to make sure that the pipes are not cracked or clogged. These sewer line inspections are important for spotting signs of corrosion or issues with the septic system.
Contact Proficient Plumbing & Heating for a Plumbing Inspection Today
No matter what your motivation for requesting them is, regular inspections are critical to the proper operation of your home’s plumbing system. A small plumbing problem can quickly grow into a big problem, which can then cascade into multiple major issues and high repair costs. Don’t wait until you have a major disaster on your hands. Our master plumbers will give you the benefit of their expert technical knowledge and years of experience. Our plumbing inspection is the best way to rest easy, knowing that your complicated system of pipes is in good repair for the foreseeable future.
If you need an inspection, or if you have other plumbing work that needs doing, contact us via our website or give us a call for a price estimate today!