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Why Should I Get a Plumbing Inspection?

Your home is your haven, a place to relax, unwind and spend precious time with family and friends. So the last thing you need is a plumbing leak causing havoc and disruption. Or worse, bring unpleasant odors and damage into your home.

It may seem like an added cost, but regular plumbing inspections are the best way to save your home from damaging leaks. Inspections also save you the worry of unexpected costs and the stress of emergency repairs.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Plumbing is an essential aspect of any building, whether it's a residential or commercial property. We all need access to clean water and the ability to get rid of wastewater.

But despite professional installation, even the hardiest plumbing systems are susceptible to wear and tear. Think about how much you rely on your home plumbing. You use water every single day, meaning your pipes work hard 24/7, through all seasons.

Imagine if you stopped eating healthily, exercising, and visiting the doctor for regular check-ups. It wouldn't be long before your body started to show signs of weakness. It's the same for your home plumbing. Keep it in tip-top condition, and it'll prevent breakdowns in the future.

Avoid Water Damage

One of the most significant benefits of regular plumbing inspections is preventing unexpected plumbing disasters. You know the ones – life's moving along nicely until you hear a creak followed by a thunk and notice water dripping through the ceiling.

Nobody wants to see their walls, carpets, and furniture wrecked by water damage. It's time-consuming and expensive to fix. And what's more annoying is knowing you could have taken steps to avoid these disasters.

Booking regular plumbing inspections help identify and address potential plumbing problems before they become major disasters.

Buying a New Home? Remember to Check the Plumbing

Excited about purchasing a new home? Remember to speak to your local ProSkill plumbing experts and ask them to carry out a plumbing inspection. It's better to know what issues need to be fixed before you buy than end up with a more expensive moving bill.

Find Hidden Leaks Before They Become a Costly Problem

Unless you're Superman with X-ray vision, it’s very difficult to spot hidden leaks and damaged pipes.

However, ProSkill professionals are the superheroes of the plumbing world. Our plumbing experts have the right equipment to detect hidden leaks before they become major disasters.

Get the Best Price & Schedule for Repairs. 

A scheduled repair is a whole different story than an emergency repair. When you know you’ve got something that needs the attention of a professional plumber, but it’s not yet causing damage and isn’t yet an emergency, you can plan around it and shop around to get it done at the best price and quality. A scheduled visit from a reliable plumber beats a frantic call on a holiday weekend when something’s gone terribly wrong with your plumbing.

What’s Involved in a Plumbing Inspection?

Your plumbing inspection will include:

A Thorough Inspection of Your Fixtures and Fittings

One of the most important aspects of your plumbing inspection is a check of all of your fixtures, including your tubs, sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, and supply lines. Your plumber will search for leaks, cracks, poor fittings, or misaligned pipes that can lead to drip leaks and water damage.

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A Check of Outdoor Lines

If you have outdoor plumbing like hoses, a pool, or a fire hydrant, the plumbing inspection will include a check of all these components. The plumber is not only looking for issues with the fittings themselves, but possible issues with frost.

A Water Heater Line Inspections

Your water heater has many components that can become damaged or fail. Your inspection will include your water heater’s components and fittings to make sure everything is in working order. Otherwise, you could end up with an expensive or inconvenient breakdown, or worse, a dangerous situation with an exploding water heater.

A Sewer Line Inspection

Your inspection will also include a check of your main sewer line, which can be susceptible to a collapse or breakdown that’s pricey. Plumbers typically use a camera to check the sewer line and make sure the pipes are in good condition and installed properly.

Prevention is key to avoiding unexpected repairs and cost. Call the pros at Proskill Plumbing, Heating, & Air to schedule your plumbing inspection today.

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