Before buying a new home, it’s important to have a home inspection. One of the most important aspects of this inspection has to do with the plumbing system. Good pluming can put your mind at ease, and assure you that the water features of a house are built to last. On the other hand, bad plumbing in a house can destroy the value of the home and lead to costly repairs. Use a detailed plumbing inspection checklist to make sure your plumbing system is sound.
The foundation of the home and the connecting walls are one of the many important things to inspect. Look around where the plumbing system comes into the house. Cracks or water damage could mean one of two things: either water is coming in from outside, or the plumbing isn’t containing all of the water. Either scenario could be a source of massive costs at some point in the near future.
A skilled plumbing inspector will know all the main places to look for leaks. Besides the foundation, signs of water leaks are most common in basements and along floors. Not only do leaks suggest a problem with the house’s pipes, it could point toward water damage along other surfaces.
One great way to measure the strength of a home’s plumbing is to test the items it supports. Good sources for checking the health of your plumbing system are sinks, bathtubs, showers, and toilets. Make sure all of these features work and have decent water pressure. Don’t forget to go outside the house and look into the exterior spigots as well.
The shut off valve is your first line of defense in the event of a plumbing catastrophe. Try turning it off, then going through each room of the house to systematically check every faucet. If the shut off valve is working, you shouldn’t be able to get any water flow while it’s in the off position. After your initial test, turn the valve back on, and check your faucets again.
The only sure way to conduct a proper plumbing inspection is to have a professional do it. You’ve probably already heard that Connect Heating and Air is your best source for custom heating and air solutions in the Draper, Salt Lake City, and Sandy areas. People are starting to learn that we’re also your number one choice for plumbing services too. Contact us today to set up your plumbing inspection. We’re ready to answer all your questions and make sure your plumbing system is prepared to function smoothly for years to come.