Plumbing Inspection Checklist for Homeowners
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Plumbing Inspection Checklist for Homeowners
Nov 08, 2022

Plumbing Inspection Checklist for Homeowners

Plumbing inspection is an essential part of keeping your plumbing system in good working order. A plumbing inspection helps you detect problems early enough to mitigate the risk of expensive repairs and replacements.

In this article, we will look at what a plumbing inspection entails.

Inspect The Pipes

Pipes are one of the major components of a plumbing system. Any damage to your pipes will bring your whole plumbing system to a standstill. During a plumbing inspection, a plumber will check the condition of your pipes and look for any signs of trouble. Some of the things a plumber will look for when inspecting your pipes include:

  • The pipes’ diameter
  • Insulation
  • The presence of lead pipes
  • The presence of rust on your pipes
  • Sources of leaks

Check The Condition the Water Heater

You rely on your water heater to provide hot water in your home or business. Therefore, this appliance should always be in good working condition to avoid inconveniences, water damage, and other risks that come with water heater failure. During a plumbing inspection, your plumber will inspect your water heater and give you an overview of its condition. Your plumber will check for the following:

  • Your water heater’s lifespan
  • Size of your water heater—does it meet the size of your home and the needs of your family?
  • Location of the water heater
  • Signs of water heater trouble
  • T&P valves

Look for Leaks

Leaks are among the common plumbing problems homeowners encounter from time to time. It’s important to have a professional plumber inspect your plumbing system for leaks to prevent water waste, mold growth, and structural damage. During a plumbing inspection, your plumber will inspect your pipes and other components of your plumbing system to ensure there are no leaks. Some of the plumbing fixtures that will be inspected during the inspection include the following:

  • Bathtub
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Shower
  • Faucets
  • Dishwasher and other household appliances
  • Outdoor spigots

Water Pressure

The ideal residential water pressure should range between 40 and 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi, it could damage your pipes and waste a lot of water. On the other hand, lower water pressure can make it difficult to perform normal household tasks like cleaning dishes, showering, doing laundry, and more. That’s why your plumber should test your water pressure to ensure it ranges between the acceptable levels.

Locate The Main Water Shut-Off Valve

A plumbing inspection will also involve locating the main water shut-off valve and making sure it’s in good condition. The valve is typically located on the perimeter of your house or in the crawlspace or basement. Knowing the location of the main water shut-off valve can help you prevent further damage to your property in the event of a burst pipe.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Plumbing Inspection

If you’re looking for a skilled and experienced plumber to perform a comprehensive plumbing inspection in your home or business, get in touch with Mr. Rooter Plumbing.