Issues a Plumbing Inspection Can Reveal
Believe it or not, your home could have a plumbing problem you are unaware of. While it is tempting to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to this fact, we want to remind you that uncovering and resolving an issue can end up saving you a considerable sum of money in repair costs and water bills.
Some of the more common issues that we can uncover during inspections include:
- Leaky pipes: Inspections can detect hidden leaks in pipes, joints, and connections, which may lead to water damage, mold growth, and structural deterioration if left unchecked.
- Corroded pipes: Over time, pipes can corrode and weaken, leading to leaks or bursts. An inspection can identify early signs of corrosion and allow our team to recommend appropriate repairs or replacements.
- Clogged drains: Slow-draining sinks, showers, and tubs can indicate clogs or blockages in your plumbing system. A thorough inspection will pinpoint the source of the issue.
- Sewer line problems: Inspections can reveal issues with your sewer lines, such as tree root intrusion, cracks, or blockages, which can cause unpleasant odors and backup into your home.
- Water pressure issues: Inconsistent or low water pressure can indicate problems with your plumbing system, such as leaks, blockages, or malfunctioning pressure regulators. An inspection can help determine the cause of these issues.
- Faulty water heaters: During an inspection, we can assess the condition of your water heater, checking for leaks, corrosion, and proper functioning of components like thermostats and heating elements.
- Toilet malfunctions: Inspections can uncover issues with your toilets, such as leaks, cracks, or improper sealing, which can lead to water waste and potential damage.
- Deteriorating fixtures: Over time, faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures can wear out or become damaged.
- Improper venting: Proper venting is crucial for your plumbing system to function correctly. An inspection can identify any venting issues.
- Outdated materials: Older homes may have plumbing systems made from outdated materials that are no longer up to current standards. An inspection can evaluate the condition of these materials and recommend upgrades as needed.
Age is the most crucial factor in determining how often you should have your plumbing system inspected.
As a general guideline, we recommend the following:
- Newer homes (less than 20 years old): Schedule a plumbing inspection every 3-5 years to identify potential issues early on and ensure your plumbing remains in optimal condition.
- Older homes (more than 20 years old): For properties with older plumbing systems, it’s advisable to have an inspection conducted every 1-2 years. This helps us assess the condition of aging pipes, fixtures, and appliances, allowing for timely repairs or replacements as needed.
Trust the Pros at Pro-Tech
Our team at Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Service has over 58 years of experience in the industry. Over that time, we have not only had the pleasure of providing countless people with top-tier quality work at affordable prices, but we have also developed a wealth of knowledge regarding the nuance of plumbing systems. This experience informs our approach to inspections, as we can identify what appear to be minor irregularities and predict what problems they can create if not treated immediately.
If you want to be sure of the functionality of your home’s plumbing, our team at Pro-Tech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Service is glad to help.