When thinking about purchasing a home, that’s a huge investment which requires a home inspection. A home inspection typically only covers a small portion of the home’s plumbing system. This makes it wise to have a professional plumbing inspection to inspect the whole plumbing system.
What to Expect from a Professional Plumbing Inspection
There are several things that a professional plumbing inspection will do that goes further than a typical home inspection. These are things that can help to make a better informed buying decision. Your home is usually your biggest investment, so it is important to invest wisely. These are the areas that a professional plumbing inspection can cover.
- Any place water runs through the home. Including:
- Water Lines
- Inside Toilets to include Flappers and handles
- Fixtures and drains
- All exposed plumbing including shut off valves and traps located under sinks in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms
- Venting systems
- Water heater inspection for leaks, age, and corrosion
- Washer drain line
- Dish washer
- Sewer system inspection
- Pipe inspection to determine size, and what they’re made of
- Pipes can also be inspected via video camera to be sure there’s no underground cracks, build-up or blockage
- Inspection of the water meter to determine the water supply is in working order
- Addressing the water pressure throughout the home
These might seem like many items, but it’s important to address any and all problems that might arise prior to purchasing a home. Yes, many homes come with a warranty for various systems for a specific amount of time, but they don’t cover the damage your home could suffer as a result of any failure. Plus, you could negotiate a lower price if you find that repairs are needed. It’s better to find problems now, than be surprised later. If you’re ready to make sure your pipes, plumbing, and fixtures are in tip top shape, contact McDonough Plumbing for a plumbing inspection!