Your home is probably the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought, and to protect your investment, you need to take care of it. Next to fire, water is the most destructive element for your home. Leaking pipes cost money and the damage the water causes to floors, ceilings and foundations can cost thousands of dollars to fix. That’s why a professional plumbing inspection is essential to your home maintenance plan.
It’s easy to take all of the systems in your house for granted. Unless there is a problem with your plumbing, electrical, or heating and cooling system, we assume all is well. But every system in your home is made of parts that wear out, and when they fail, the results can be catastrophic.
That’s why we recommend getting a quality plumbing inspection every two years or so, and in some cases, even more frequently. Here’s when an annual inspection might make sense:
- your house was built in the 1950s or earlier. Some of these homes were built with steel pipes that can and do deteriorate over time. You’ll want to closely monitor them for leaks.
- your yard has big trees close to the house. Trees can put down a root system that can invade your pipes and cause leaks that you may not be able to detect for years. An experienced plumber knows what to look for.
- you’ve just moved into a home you purchased. Consider having a professional plumbing inspection even if you had a home inspection done. A professional plumbing can spot the little things that a home inspector may not notice.
A well-designed home inspection will examine everywhere water runs through your house. The plumber will look at sinks, tubs, toilets, water heaters, your sump pump, lines, pipes and drains.
He’ll be able to identify any problems in the system and make sure that your system is up to code.
This last part is important! Some home owners try to handle plumbing repairs on their own, just to buy time, and end up with a solution full of plumbing code violations. A good, quality plumbing inspection will identify any code issues so you can have them fixed correctly.
Now you may be asking yourself, Is getting a plumbing inspection worth the cost? Absolutely! You’ll have peace of mind knowing your plumbing system was thoroughly checked out, and you will have avoided the costly expense of having a major plumbing system failure.
So pick up the phone and call The Plumbing Source for a professional plumbing inspection. You’ll LOVE the service we provide.
Remember, when you call The Plumbing Source, you’ve made the RIGHT call!