Plumbing issues can quickly ruin your day. Clogged drains, leaking pipes, and low water pressure can leave you with a headache and an unexpected bill. Although not every accident can be prevented, a plumbing inspection can help prevent or halt the progress of issues. An inspection could be the difference between a small problem and a major disaster. Read on to learn how scheduling an inspection can help you prevent plumbing issues.
What Is a Plumbing Inspection?
Similar to how an HVAC technician would inspect your home’s ventilation system, a plumbing inspection involves a professional plumber inspecting several parts of your home’s plumbing. As far as the plumbing inspection process, the plumber will look at pipes, sewer lines, and all supply lines. While inspecting, they’ll look for leaks, signs of damage, and any other issues with:
- Sinks and tubs
- Faucets and showers
- Supply to the laundry room
- Hose bibs indoors and out
- Water heater
A plumbing inspection is therefore usually quite thorough and can help you identify if your home’s plumbing is in overall good shape or if you need repiping in some, or many, places.
When Do You Need a Plumbing Inspection?
Are you about to buy a home? Thinking about selling yours? Regardless, a plumbing inspection is your best bet at protecting it from plumbing issues. An inspection is also great for homeowners who’ve been in their homes for years. Annual inspections can help you stay there trouble-free for longer.
When Buying a Home
Before you buy a home, a basic plumbing inspection is done to ensure that water drains properly, toilets can flush, and water flows. This isn’t as comprehensive as you’d expect for such a large investment.
Especially when it comes to Connecticut homes, a hidden broken pipe is not uncommon due to pipes freezing in the cold New England winter. With such
That’s why you should contact your local plumbing professionals. We’ll inspect your system thoroughly to ensure your new home has fully functioning plumbing.
When Selling a Home
Ready to sell your home? Consider getting a final plumbing inspection that proves beyond a doubt that your home’s plumbing is fully functional. Our inspection covers everything from water heaters to toilets. Contact us to set up your inspection.
Regular Plumbing Maintenance
Naturally, you’re probably wondering when you should schedule your plumbing inspection and how often to do it. If your home is newer, you can probably get away with an inspection every two years. However, to protect your home and your wallet, an annual inspection is the way to go.
Similarly, if you have an older home, you should get a plumbing inspection every year. You don’t want to find out you have plumbing issues after the damage is done. If you’ve had plumbing issues in the past, consider getting an inspection more often.
How Much Does a Plumbing Inspection Cost?
The plumbing inspection itself can cost upwards of $200, depending on what equipment is needed. For example, some problems may require a special camera to spot them. If the inspector does notice plumbing issues that require attention, those costs are factored into the final bill. At Harp Home Services, we give you pricing upfront so there are no surprises.
You Can Rely on HARP Plumbing Inspections
Get ahead of plumbing issues and ensure your system is free of leaks and damage with an inspection from HARP. Our certified plumbers can thoroughly evaluate your entire plumbing system. We can even provide emergency plumbing inspections and same-day plumbing services. Homeowners throughout Connecticut should call us at (860) 544-2806 or schedule your plumbing inspection online.