Plumbing inspections are extremely important for any homeowner. You need to make sure that your home’s plumbing fixtures are working properly in order to avoid damaging and costly issues down the road. Neglecting your home’s plumbing needs can cause plenty of financial and structural disasters.
Here are some important residential fixtures to have looked at during your next scheduled plumbing inspection:
- Water heaters — On average, water heaters last about 10 years. Without routine maintenance, however, they won’t last nearly that long. Additionally, if the water quality of your water heater is poor, there could be some serious issues that impact the rest of your home. Having a professional inspect your home’s water heater is essential if you want to have a quality unit that is functioning properly and doesn’t overflow.
- The main sewer system — Your home’s main sewer line needs to be inspected and taken care of at least once or twice a year. Your sewer lines could back up and cause all sorts of unsanitary issues. Professional plumbers can utilize cameras to inspect your main sewer system and determine whether or not additional repairs are needed.
- Every toilet in the house — Toilet issues are some of the most common plumbing problems across the country. Even if your toilets are functioning properly, it’s still recommended to have them inspected because you could be wasting plenty of water and money. For instance, if your toilet wastes a significant amount of water, you might not even be aware of it — but a plumbing professional can recommend and install a low flush toilet. Low flush toilets can save up to 18,000 gallons of water each year.
- Pipes — There are plenty of homeowners that take their pipes for granted because they are not visible. This can lead to a plumbing emergency if you go years without having your home’s pipes inspected by a professional. Piping issues can cause weak water pressure, wet spots around the home, and a sudden spike in your water bills.
If you want to learn more about residential plumbing, properly maintaining HVAC services, or schedule a thorough plumbing inspection, contact Precision Plumbing right away.