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Plumbing Inspection Tips for Homeowners

March 28 / 2021

Plumbing Inspection Tips for Homeowners

For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment they will make in their lifetime. It is a time filled with excitement as well as anxiety. The fear of something happening to such a big investment is the reason why homeowners make regular payments to have the investment insured. Home insurance alone is not enough to protect your property, though. In fact, if your property insurance provider can prove that the damage is due to your negligence, they can deny your insurance claim. This is why inspections are so important. Though there are inspections of all sorts, this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix is dedicated to plumbing inspection tips for homeowners.

Why and When to Have Your Plumbing System Inspected

As we mentioned earlier, even insurance companies do not relieve you of the responsibility of looking after your plumbing system. It is your responsibility to make sure that the plumbing system does not break down and cause devastating damage to your property. How are you going to know the plumbing system is in bad shape, though? Most people are not equipped or informed on spotting the signs of plumbing damage. That is why a professional plumbing inspection is so valuable. 
Professional plumbers such as those at Rooter Hero Plumbing have the experience, expertise, and equipment to non-invasively inspect your plumbing system and nip issues in the bud, before they become big headaches. We recommend that property owners schedule an inspection once every couple of years, but what about the time in between appointments?

Tips for Pinpointing Plumbing Problems Yourself

It’s one thing to think there is a problem and another to know that there is a problem. It is just not feasible to call a plumber every time you think there’s a plumbing problem. But, if you know what to look for, then you can spot problems and call a nearby plumber accordingly. Here are some tips for pinpointing plumbing problems:

  • Toilets: Flush the toilets and make sure they drain without issue. Gurgling sounds and slow drainage are no good. Also, look around the toilet for discoloration, dampness, and soft spots.
  • Water Heater: Is your hot water discolored? Are you getting insufficient hot water? Pools of water around your water heater, sounds coming from the unit, and lack of hot water are signs of trouble.
  • Walls and Ceilings: It’s difficult to inspect pipes within walls but look for water stains on walls and ceilings. These can indicate leaks.
  • Drains, Sinks, and Tubs: The drain line should allow wastewater to flow seamlessly. If you experience slow drainage, gurgling sounds, or water and sewage backups, then it’s probably time to call a plumber.

Call the Professionals

If you are ready to schedule an inspection or suspect that it’s time for a repair, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing to consult with a friendly professional. We are available around the clock, so don’t hesitate to call. Our live representatives and certified plumbers are on standby for your call!