Home ownership isn’t always as easy as one thinks. Like anything of this size, there are moving parts that need to work for you to feel comfortable. One of the worst things that can happen is to find your house has a number of problems you have to deal with. Regular maintenance is required to keep everything running smoothly and make sure small problems don’t become bigger ones.
Benefits of having a plumbing inspection
Having a plumbing inspection done before moving to a new home benefits you in so many ways. Licensed and expert plumbers help you identify water leaks, faulty materials, and other plumbing problems need repairs. This saves you money as it spots all the potential problems before they can happen.
Plumbers and HVAC technicians know how these problems work. Through regular visits they can maintain your systems so you don’t have to deal with your house not feeling very cozy. They may suggest repairs or replacements that will save you time and money in the long-run. You are made sure that there would be no problems that you’d encounter in your stay.
Plumbers inspect drains, flooring, pipes, all fixtures and sewage systems. They are looking for any risk of flood, water wastage from leaks, and leaks from the sewage. Here are the common areas and problems plumbers often find.
Water supply system.
The water supply system is the first thing to be checked during plumbing inspections. Your water meter controls the flow of water in the house. It may be turned off when there is a problem. It’s important in any home that the water meter is not faulty. A faulty water meter can mean that you’re paying higher water bills than you should be. A leaky water meter can cause a sink hole or mean worse leaks elsewhere. Most homes’ water comes from a water service line, so this should also be looked at. If it’s too old, it will need to be replaced. A corroded or dirty water line will mean contaminated water in your house. Your water heater and connections are also checked for leaks. Malfunctioning water heaters can cause you high energy bills. Your water heater’s temperature should be checked. Also the water heater should be up to code, something that’s often over-looked when someone buys a house.
Water in the different rooms of the house
An Assured Comfort plumber will also check every room in the house that connects to the plumbing. Your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room all need to be inspected. In the kitchen, piping of faucets, drains and disposals are usually checked. Pressure valves in faucets are observed to ensure the right pressure. Connections with the dishwasher and refrigerator are also checked. Small leaks in for leaks in your appliances can cause major problems in your flooring, hurt your appliance or cause an electrical failure.
Bathroom faucets are also checked like those in the kitchen. They’ll also look at the flush system of the toilet. It’s easy to not even know if you have a leaky toilet or one that won’t stop running. That can mean problems on your water bill.
Shower heads often have leaks and could flood your bathroom floor. The tub and the sinks are also checked to see if they properly drain. The laundry room is a common location for unseen problems, especially at the washing machine hookups.
The drains and the sewage system needs to work properly to ensure proper flow of waste water. It is imperative that the water supply system, and the drainage and sewage system, do not mix. If they do, it may cause problems in your family’s health.
Leaks in these systems are monitored. Your sewer line should be inspected. If you’re on a septic tank in needs to be treated every year and be inspected to see if all the waste truly goes there as it should.
Outdoor water system
Most homes in Australia have outdoor water systems. The outdoor water system is often checked by plumbers to see if your sprinkles may have leaks or run-offs. Leaks and run-offs do not only increase your water bills; they also kill your plants with excess water.
Have a licensed Plumber in Newcastle conduct professional plumbing inspection of your new home. Contact Green Planet Plumbing today to book an appointment!