Whole House Plumbing Inspections
- Categories: Ravinia Plumbing
- Date: July 26, 2019
You don’t think about your plumbing system as you subconsciously turn on the faucet or flush a toilet or run the dishwasher. You expect your plumbing system to work. In fact, you need it to work.
But like your HVAC system, your plumbing system needs to be maintained. That’s why it is a smart idea to have an annual whole house plumbing inspection. This type of inspection can detect small problems that are easy and inexpensive to fix before they become big problems requiring major and expensive repairs or replacement. You’ll have an experienced expert reviewing your entire system as opposed to doing it yourself. They’ll check things you might not think of, and can more skillfully fix any problems. This includes doing the important “dirty work” you might not want to do, such as checking pipes in the basement or crawlspace.
This type of inspection is especially crucial if you have had problems with your plumbing system, if you live in an older home, or if you are planning on selling your home. You don’t want a deal to fall through when a potential buyer’s home inspector finds problems.
Here is what we do during a whole house plumbing inspection:
- Examine fixtures, supply lines and drains for water flow problems
- Inspect bathroom sinks, showers, and toilets to make sure they’re working correctly
- Inspect your hot water heater
- Check water pressure and pipe connections
- Test emergency shut-off valves
- Apply drain maintainer to all drains
- Inspect washing machine hoses for leaks, splits and loose connections
- Check sump pumps and battery back-ups to make sure they are working properly
- Inspect whole-house water filtration systems
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