The Benefits of a Whole-House Plumbing Inspection

When your plumbing works perfectly, it’s a good day. When it doesn’t – well, that depends on what goes wrong and how much it might cost to get it fixed.

blogSo here’s the thing: you can wait until something DOES go wrong, or you can contact Service Pros now to schedule a whole-house plumbing inspection. It’s a proactive service designed to keep your plumbing in top working order, prevent costly repair problems, and help ensure a longer effective lifespan.

Just like your car needs an oil change every 6,000 miles and you need a dental check-up every six months, your plumbing systems and fixtures should be inspected at least once a year. Not just to troubleshoot potential problems in the making, but to ensure that there are no safety lapses that could negatively impact your home or family.

At Service Pros, ours is a multi-step plumbing inspection that includes the following steps, among others:

  1. Check for water leaks in exposed pipes.

  2. Looks for signs of hidden leaks, such as soft or damp areas on floors, ceilings, or walls that could indicate hidden water leaks.
  3. Check outdoors for signs of a sewer pipe leakage. These signs include wet spots on your lawn when rain has been absent for several days, lawn indentations that you hadn’t noticed before, and so on.
  4. Inspect for signs of corrosion that could forecast a future water or drain pipe leak.
  5. Check your water pressure. If it’s too low, built-up sediment or internal pipe corrosion could be the cause. Overly high water pressure can result in pinhole leaks in your water pipes that will only get bigger and more costly to repair over time. High water pressure also places added stress on your appliances and could shorten their lifespan. .
  6. Check speed of drainage in tubs and sinks. If water is draining too slowly, it could mean you have a clogged drain or blocked vent pipe.
  7. Inspect your water heater for signs of corrosion and internal sediment build-up. Visible signs of corrosion trigger us to inspect for a possible gas or carbon monoxide leak, either of which would require immediate corrective action.       Depending on the quality of your water and other factors, your water heater storage tank also could be accumulating mineral and other sedimentary deposits that, over time, can erode the interior walls of your tank thus forcing you to replace it or, perhaps, the entire system.

That’s just a small sampling of what our inspection includes. And, just to recap, it’s all designed to achieve three primary goals:

  • Prevent and/or minimize repair problems
  • Help your plumbing last longer for even greater long-term savings
  • Provide added safety for your home and family

Has it been a year or longer since your plumbing was last professionally inspected? Then contact Service Pros today to schedule service, and consider it done. Correctly, on time, and on budget.

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