When you own a home or any other type of property, it’s your responsibility to make sure everything in it works well. The last thing you want is for one of your property’s essential systems to break down with no warning. That’s why it makes sense to invest in routine inspections, including plumbing inspections.
A proper plumbing inspection takes a close look at the entire plumbing system of your property. It’s a great way to catch problems before they turn into disasters, saving yourself a great deal of time, inconvenience, and even money. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from a plumbing inspection, how often you should have one, and more.
During a plumbing inspection, a plumber will check your plumbing fixtures and parts such as pipes, hose bibs, sinks and tubs, faucets and showers, toilets, and water heaters. They will check for leaks, damaged fixtures, and other possible issues. Outdoor pipes and fixtures will be inspected for freeze operation and to ensure they are in proper working order. A water heater inspection will also be performed, checking the connections, pressure relief valves, and other fittings.
For most homes, a plumbing inspection every other year is adequate. But if you own an older home, i.e., one that was built more than 40 years ago, it’s best to have one done every year. Depending on the plumbing company you choose, you might be able to combine your inspection with other necessary services, like a water heater checkup or plumbing winterization.
Only a licensed and experienced plumber should perform a plumbing inspection on your residential or commercial property.
There are two types of inspections: visual and camera. During a visual inspection, which is more commonly offered by plumbing companies, the plumber will do an eye-check for leaks and signs of damage. They will also check drains and appliances.
With a camera inspection, high-resolution cameras allow the plumber to check the inside of water pipes for blockages, leaks, and more.
Joe the Plumber is a plumber serving Houston, Tomball, Cypress, Katy, Spring, and Magnolia. We provide plumbing inspections as well as plumbing maintenance and routine plumbing services. We can also take care of appliance services such as water heater inspections. Even better, our team uses cameras to inspect inside your water pipes, so even more potential issues can be fixed while they’re still in the early stages. We are available 24/7, and we offer free estimates on all our services. Contact us to get an estimate on your property today!