What To Check During A Plumbing Inspection

Posted on October 31, 2016 by admin in Plumbing

A plumbing inspection can prevent any small plumbing problems from becoming worse

A plumbing inspection is one the most important things to do for your home this fall. When you are already so focused on staying warm this season, you cannot lose sight of your plumbing needs. Having no heat during the fall and winter is definitely a struggle, but it will be even worse if you have plumbing problems like leaky pipes and malfunctioning water heaters thrown on top of that. Neglecting your own plumbing needs will prove your costliest mistake. Even allowing something like a pipe leak to persist any longer will result in you losing up to 10,000 gallons of water a year. That’s water that could be used for so many other purposes. Water heater malfunctions are also costly, especially when water heating already makes up 18% of your energy costs. Plus, you cannot function in your home without hot water in your home, especially when you need it for purposes like showering and dishwashing. If you want to avoid high costs, and high levels of stress, you should take a proactive stance and take initiative in ensuring your plumbing needs are met. It won’t just be for establishing better convenience in your home. It can also help you enjoy the fall so much more knowing your plumbing system is in check.

How Can Roy’s Plumbing Help You?

If you need help in getting your plumbing system up to par, then you should call Roy’s Plumbing for high-quality service. We want to see homeowners live comfortably during the fall without a worry on their mind, especially when it comes to their plumbing fixtures. Fortunately, our plumbers are trained to handle them all, making any necessary repairs as soon as possible. With our help this season, you can expect reduced spending on bills, and your home to be equipped with highly reliable fixtures that will work for years. We can also solve problems like eliminating any bacteria growing in your fixtures and even ensure your water supply remains clear and healthy. Once we work on your home, you will be able to enjoy a better peace of mind this season, knowing your family will be able to live conveniently in your home.

What Fixtures Should You Check During A Plumbing Inspection?

When you are looking to do a little inspection on your own, you may not know where to begin. With that in mind, make sure you take a look at these fixtures first:

  1. Check Water Heaters: Like we mentioned earlier, hot water is a necessity for your home. Given the high cost of water heating today, you cannot afford to make mistakes. Older water heater tanks, particularly ones with corrosion, are more likely to leak and dampen the surrounding area. Though perhaps not immediately concerning, you may want to take a closer look. That one leak may wind up costing you more money on water damage services. It is always better to seek water heater maintenance before the fall begins, so you can have a steady flow of hot water for the colder months.
  2. Pay Attention to Toilets: You wouldn’t just allow a toilet to overflow, would you? If your toilet is showing signs of significant wear and tear, you need to consider what should be done to ensure the toilet is working up to your standards. A toilet replacement may be a valid option if the toilet looks beyond repair. It can save you so much money on water bills and help maintain gallons of water that would have otherwise been lost due to a leak. Toilets on the market today are more efficient than ever before, offering incredible durability and efficiency.
  3. Main Sewer:  Fixing toilets and preventing water backups in the sink won’t be enough if your sewer line isn’t working. It is the heart of your plumbing system. If the sewer line stops working, it will bring the entire plumbing system down with it. If you are unsure about the state of your main sewer line, please call your local plumber to invest in a simple video camera inspection, which involves sending a small camera attached to a fiber optic cable down the line. If the camera detects any blockages within the line, this allows the plumber to know if any drain cleaning needs to be done. You will be surprised by how much money you will save just through a quick inspection service.
  4. And Don’t Forget About Pipes: Your piping is absolutely essential to your plumbing system. It’s responsible for keeping the whole thing running! However, you may take it for granted a little bit. Since pipes are located in areas around the house where you can’t immediately see them, this allows pipe problems to continue and pop up in various unpleasant ways around the house including low water pressure for showering and sudden spikes in cost on utility bills. If you notice these problems, call for pipe repair immediately.

Catch A Plumbing Problem Before It Gets Worse – Schedule A Plumbing Inspection Today

Contact Roy’s Plumbing today if you want to ensure your home is free of problems this fall with our in-depth plumbing inspection!