Like periodic HVAC inspections and annual car tune-ups, having your plumbing system routinely inspected is a smart idea to avoid a host of issues including a downed system and costly repairs. Your plumbing system is the backbone of your property, and often goes unnoticed because most of it lies beneath your home. Several environmental and lifestyle factors can wreak havoc on your pipes so including routine plumbing inspections at least once a year can help safeguard your property. The experts at Fosh Plumbing & Heating are sharing why it’s important to have a professional perform a routine plumbing inspection and what to expect.
Benefits of Plumbing Inspections
While a sewer inspection might not be high up on your home maintenance to-do list, it can save you time, money and stress in the long run. During a routine inspection, your plumber may find an issue prematurely that, if left untreated, could develop into a major issue (like a flooded basement or no hot water). Oftentimes, homeowners ignore minor plumbing problems like leaky faucets or hater water issues until it’s too late. Not only can these problems be prevented, a sewer inspection can identify:
- Cracked or broken pipes
- The age and lifespan of your pipes
- Clogs or backups
What Is Included in a Plumbing Inspection?
During your inspection, your plumber will take a comprehensive examination of your entire plumbing system. This can include:
- All fixtures like toilets, tubs, sinks and showers as well as all outside faucets. Your plumber will look for leaks, cracks, corrosion, drainage issues and water pressure problems.
- All supply and drain lines which include anything that touches or drains water. These are pipes that are in the open, like under the sink or in your basement. For hidden pipes, a sewer line pipe inspection can be performed with a camera. This can spot roots in your pipes, clogs, cracks and/or deterioration.
- Your hot water heater being drained and flushed and inspected for unusual sounds and carbon monoxide leaks.
- Sewer system inspections through the sewer line using a fiber optic camera. This camera can spot damaged lines, clogs and blocks.
- Appliances including anything in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room that connects to a waterline.
- Your sump pump and backwater valve checked to ensure your home is protected from flooding in the event of extreme weather.
After your inspection is complete, your plumber will go through the results with you and share any areas of concern. Based on his findings, you can discuss what needs to be taken care of right away and he can give you his expert recommendations to extend the life of your plumbing system.
Prevent costly repairs and unsightly mishaps by scheduling a plumbing inspection with Fosh today! Our team of experts have over 20 years of experience in plumbing, so when it comes to clogs, cleanings, backups and flooding, know you’re in good hands with us. To schedule a routine sewer inspection, call us at (610) 496 5700 or contact us here. We’re available 24/7 for all of life’s plumbing emergencies.