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Plumbing inspections are intended to assess the critical plumbing functions of a property to avoid costly water damages that can be the result of unaddressed plumbing problems. Plumbing inspections ensure that the system functions smoothly by detecting and mitigating problems early. Having your plumbing inspected by Eagle Inspections will spare you the high expenses and headaches associated with adverse plumbing events.
When Should You Get a Plumbing Inspection?
A number of different circumstances call for a professional plumbing inspection, including the following:
All new construction requires a thorough plumbing inspection.
If you’ve remodeled a kitchen or bath or any area of your home that involves plumbing, you’ll need a plumbing inspection.
Plumbing inspections are cheaper than repairs. Having regular plumbing inspections helps find problems before they cause accidents, flooding, and significant property damage.
Before Buying a Home
Don’t buy a home without a plumbing inspection. Again, inspections are always cheaper than repairs. Require the seller to provide proof of a recent professional plumbing inspection before signing on the dotted line.
What Can You Expect from a Plumbing Inspection?
A thorough plumbing inspection should cover all the vital elements of the plumbing system including visible pipes, drains, valves, and water heaters; any place water is moving in and around your home needs to be covered by an inspection. During the inspection, each of these elements is tested for clogs, leaks, corrosion, and other potential problems. A plumbing inspection will typically include tests of the following:
Main Water Supply: The main shut-off valve is tested and inspected for damages or defects. The water meter is checked as well.
Watertightness: The entire drainage system is operated to test if the system is sealed and watertight.
Water pressure: The normal working pressure of the entire system is measured and tested.
Drainage and sewer lines: All visible drainage, sewer, and septic lines are tested for damage, corrosion, leaks, or clogs. Connections from the sewer to the property are tested as well.
Gutters: Gutters, hoses, and external drains are tested for blockages that might have an impact on the plumbing system.
Fixtures, pipes, and drains: All fixtures, pipes, and drains are visually inspected for signs of damage and their integrity is tested to ensure that all joints and valves are tight.
Call Eagle Inspections Today
Have your plumbing inspected by Eagle Inspections today. We provide affordable, reliable, and fast plumbing inspections. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your system’s current health, any immediate needs, and let you know what plans you need to make for future repairs. Call us today!