The Importance of Plumbing Inspections

Homes require a lot of maintenance, and this includes your plumbing system. In fact, your plumbing system is certainly an important area of your home to keep well maintained due to the health and safety problems that plumbing issues can cause, as well as the damage these problems can cause to your home. One of the best ways to ensure your plumbing system is in good condition is to have it inspected periodically. You may not realize just how important plumbing inspections are, so we will explain why they are so vital in this article.

Alerts You to Potential Issues

The plumber will inspect your entire plumbing system during the inspection. Then, the plumber will point out any problems or weaknesses in the system, thus allowing you to fix the problems before they become more serious and costly.

Allows You To Avoid Blocked Drains

Drains often become clogged slowly over time. This makes it easy to fail to notice the problem until the drain is totally blocked. But, if you get a plumbing inspection, the plumber can point out any drains that

are having a problem, so they can be fixed before they become blocked.

Discover Hidden Problems

Many times you won’t know you have a plumbing problem until it’s a major issue. Often this is because the problem starts behind a wall where you’re not going to notice it for a while without regular plumbing inspections. These kinds of problems could even cause mold to grow behind your walls, and could cause expensive mole remediation.

Piping System

During the inspection, you should ask the plumber about your piping system. You should ask what condition the pipes are in and whether they are corroded. It is better to find out if any of the pipes need to be replaced before a serious problem occurs.

Sewer Line

You will also want to ask the plumber about your main sewer line. This is the line that carries the sewage from your home to the city’s sewer lines. If this line breaks or becomes clogged, it can be expensive to fix. Additionally, if it breaks and leaks into your yard or a clog causes sewage to back up into your home, it can be a health hazard. So, it is best to find out about any problems and fix them before they become more serious.

Water Pressure Issues

An inspection can also find any issues with water pressure. Or, if you have noticed your water pressure seems to be too high or too low, this is an opportunity to ask about the issue.

Water Heater Problems

A plumber can also check your water heater during the inspection. This can identify any problems, so you can repair or replace your water heater before you find yourself without hot water.

Final Thoughts

A plumbing inspection is a good way to point out problems that you can repair before they become more serious and cost you more money. Repairing problems while they are small can also save you from considerable inconvenience.

Contact Us

To schedule a professional plumbing inspection, contact the experts at J Griffin Heating & Plumbing. Our licensed experts have more than thirty years of experience providing professional heating and plumbing services. Call us at 781-520-1212 and connect with us on Facebook.