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Fix Problems Early with Regular Whole Home Plumbing Inspections

Fix Problems Early with Regular Whole Home Plumbing Inspections

Your home's plumbing system facilitates the distribution of water throughout your home and the elimination of wastewater. A home's plumbing system comprises of a complex network of water supply pipes, plumbing fixtures, drain lines, vent pipes, and other components. Being one of the most used systems in a home, it’s important to inspect your home’s plumbing system regularly to ensure all the components are in good shape.

The Benefits to Having a Regular Home Plumbing Inspection

  • Pinpoint Potential Problems

Regular whole home plumbing inspections help you locate small issues at an early stage to prevent expensive repairs and replacements. During an inspection, plumbers check every part of your plumbing system to ensure everything is working properly. A thorough inspection allows a plumber to identify potential issues before they become bigger problems. For example, infiltrating tree roots can be removed before they cause pipe damage and leaks. With regular plumbing inspections, you can prevent blockages, leaks, sewage backups, flooding, and many other problems. Having fewer plumbing repairs means you'll save money in the long run. Besides, routine inspections can help you identify the system upgrades that you need to make to keep your plumbing system in good working order.

  • Longer Lifespan of the Plumbing System

Regular whole home plumbing inspections by an experienced plumber ensure all the components of your plumbing system remain in peak condition throughout their life expectancies. By detecting potential issues at an early stage and fixing them, you can significantly prolong the lifespan of your plumbing system. Without routine inspections, hidden problems within water pipes and drain lines can cause extensive damage inside your home.

  • Reduced Risk of Plumbing Related Emergencies

Plumbing emergencies are usually caused by hidden issues that build up over time. Since plumbing emergencies can be devastating and destructive, it’s best to prevent them by keeping up with plumbing inspections. With routine whole home plumbing inspections, comes a lower likelihood of burst water pipes, flooding, and sewage backups.

  • Peace of Mind

A poorly maintained plumbing system comes with many dangers, including structural damage, health hazards, and safety risks. Knowing that your plumbing system is in good condition gives you peace of mind.

How Often Do You Need Plumbing Inspection

A home’s plumbing system should be checked at least once every two years. If you live in an older home or there are a lot of trees around your home, you’ll need to have your plumbing system inspected more often.

Signs That Your Home Needs a Plumbing Inspection

  • Low water pressure—this could be an indication of clogged pipes, leaking pipes, corroded pipes, and many other issues
  • Slow-moving drains
  • Signs of water damage such as mold growth, dark patches, water rings on the ceiling, and structural weakness.
  • Unusual odors coming from your pipes
  • Pooling water in your lawn
  • Frequent backups
  • A spike in your water bill for no obvious reason
  • Noises coming from your plumbing pipes

If you’re in need of plumbing repair services in your home, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for assistance.