Regular maintenance on your home’s plumbing system is imperative to preventing costly repairs and even emergencies, and plumbing inspections are an essential part of that prevention. But if you’ve never had a plumbing inspection before, you might be wondering what you can expect. In this blog, we’ll be walking you through a typical step-by-step process of a plumbing inspection, so you can feel nice and prepared when it’s time to call in a professional plumber.
The Initial Assessment
A thorough initial assessment by a licensed plumber is the first step in a plumbing inspection. It will start off by discussing any specific plumbing issues or concerns you might have, which will help the plumber tailor the inspection to fit your unique needs and prioritize any areas of concern.
A Visual Inspection
Once your areas of concern have been discussed, the plumber will then perform a visual inspection of your plumbing system. This inspection will include things like checking for corrosion, leaks, and any other damage to your pipes and fixtures. They will also inspect your drains, water pressure, water heater, and sewage system to ensure everything is working as it should.
What a Drain Inspection Involves
An assessment will be made of the condition of your drains, which will be done by flushing your toilets, running the faucets, and checking for slow drainage and/or backups. The plumber will also likely use a camera to inspect the inside of your pipes for clogs or damage.
Testing Your Water Pressure
Water pressure plays a critical role in plumbing, so the plumber will be using special tools to thoroughly test your home’s water pressure. If the inspector finds low or even inconsistent water pressure, that can indicate that there are issues with your pipes or water supply.
The Water Heater Inspection
If you have a water heater, this is when the plumber will evaluate its condition. They will check for signs of rust or leaks, and will ensure that it is operating efficiently. Just like proper maintenance of your plumbing system is crucial, so is proper maintenance of your water heater.
After all of these steps in the inspection are completed, the plumber will provide you with a detailed report of their findings and will discuss any necessary repairs or maintenance. At this time, they will also likely provide estimates for the work that is being recommended.
You now know how crucial plumbing inspections are to maintaining a healthy and efficient plumbing system. These regular inspections can help identify and address any issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run. At FloHawks, our plumbers are highly detailed in their work and provide a meticulous inspection of the parts of your plumbing that may be most affected. Should we uncover damages, we will work alongside you to determine the best course of action. You can trust that we will guide you in the right direction and fully repair your plumbing to normal working order as efficiently as possible. For more information or to schedule an appointment in Puyallup, WA, and the surrounding areas, contact us today.