With the holiday season coming up, it is important that you make sure that your plumbing is ready for heavy usage. That is why Drain Pros Plumbing has put together this article on what you can expect when your home is inspected.
Water Heater Visual Inspection
The first thing we will check is your water heater. This inspection can uncover any problems before they become bigger issues down the road.
When inspecting a water heater, one of our technicians will make sure everything looks like it should. The gas or electric connections should be tight and secure, the water valve is off, there are no leaks around the unit itself, and check for rust on your tank (if it has one). We will also make sure that all fittings are in good condition to ensure safety.
You might not think about it, but the temperature and pressure relief valve also plays an important role in your safety. If this is not working properly, it can lead to devastating consequences like a broken pipe or worse.
It is important that we check your pipes and faucets on a plumbing safety inspection. To prepare for this, you will need to ensure all the shut-offs are on and all the water inside has been drained.
We start by looking for leaks using our infrared cameras. These devices will spot any problems before they become major issues. We also check the valves to make sure that there are no drips or leaks when everything has been turned off.
Just as with the piping, we will check your faucets for leaks and drips before you have drained all the water from them. It is a simple test that can be done during any plumbing safety inspection, so there should be no reason not to do it. If this passes our inspection, we will make sure that everything is functioning as it should.
Before moving on to other components, we check the handles to be sure they are easy to operate and if they are loose or cracked in any way. Upon completion of this inspection, we will also conduct a function test. This ensures your safety against any possible problems, and it can also help you spot anything that needs to be fixed.
Crawl Space Inspection
You should not have any shoes on when you enter your crawl space, and that is just one of the things we will check for during a plumbing safety inspection. If this area is neglected, further problems can develop. After all that, our inspector will make sure there isn’t too much sand or debris that could cause potential problems for your system.
Inspect for Proper Ventilation
In addition to looking for debris, we also ensure proper ventilation in your crawl space. This ensures that you do not have any major issues with mold or mildew problems because of excess moisture. If this was a problem, it could also lead to other serious health concerns down the road.
Many homeowners forget about these things when they are dealing with their crawl spaces. You must look at the area and ensure everything looks like it should before moving on to anything else, especially if your house has been recently put up for sale.
Check for Proper Plumbing Insulation
There are many reasons to make sure your plumbing system is insulated properly. The most important one is that it keeps water inside where it belongs, so you don’t have to worry about bursting or freezing pipes.
When we inspect the insulation, we will also check for signs of mold or mildew. If this is a problem, it can lead to other problems such as damaged insulation, so you will know about these things before moving forward.
Overall, we need to make sure there is no major damage to your plumbing and that everything looks like it should. By doing this, you will know about all issues before we move on, so you can arrange for repairs before the holiday season rolls in.
If we find any issues, we will make sure you know about them before the final inspection is completed. We can also offer you solutions that can help if you want to fix everything at once or move forward on your own.
If we do not find anything wrong, this is a good thing because it confirms nothing has been broken and repaired improperly over time. We also make sure the homeowner knows all of these issues have been resolved before moving on with our final report.