Having a plumbing home inspection is important to your home’s internal system, structure and value. Obviously, your home is probably the single largest investment you‘ve made through your financial life. Having a solid foundation (pun intended) for the future is important to your home’s future value should you decide to sell. Plumbing is a significant part of that investment. Anyone considering purchasing a home should arrange for a plumbing inspection before making the decision to buy. If you own your home and have never had a plumbing inspection, arrange one as a preventative measure.
We know that plumbing isn’t cosmetic, but it is important. If you have a leaking pipe, clogged drain or a potential plumbing problem, we address it. A minor repair can easily become a major headache. You can live with the purple flocked wallpaper in the front hall. But you can’t live with a toilet that won’t flush or basement full of sewage water.
Whether you are purchasing a new or resale home, plumbing inspections will help. Using the information from the inspection is crucial. Having the education about your home plumbing system can be incredibly helpful. Not only can you take care of problems before they arise, you won’t have to worry as often. A small investment of several hundred dollars can potentially save you tens of thousands. Remember, plumbing failures often happen suddenly, without any warning. Plumbing home inspections offer peace of mind and future security. When it comes to the protection of your biggest investment – your home – it is much better to be safe than sorry!
What to expect from an ExpressRooter plumbing home inspection:
The certified master plumbers at ExpressRooter use the most sophisticated diagnostic plumbing technology to educate homeowners about the condition of their sewer drains and pipes and to protect them from expensive future plumbing failures due to existing weaknesses, faults or flaws not revealed during a standard home inspection.
- In-depth investigation: We inspect all above–ground and exposed plumbing. This includes shut-off valves and traps under kitchen, bathroom and laundry room sinks.
- Hot water tank inspection: We make sure your hot water tank, boiler system and tankless heater is working well.
- Shut-off valve inspection: We make sure your shut-off system is working and functioning as normal.
- Inspection of bathroom, kitchen and laundry room: We make sure that draining and venting systems aren’t compromised.
- Basement floor drain system inspection: The last thing you want to find when you come home is a soggy basement. Don’t worry, we take preventative measures during our inspections if needed!
- Sump pump and discharge inspection: We determine if there are any obstructions in the system, and what kind of output will work for your pump system
- Plumbing video camera inspection: Using specialized plumbing cameras, we inspect underground sanitary drains and sewer pipes. This is to find cracks and misalignments that could lead to drain blockage or collapses
The problem with standard home inspections
A typical building inspection does not include an in-depth plumbing investigation. Home inspectors do not open plumbing cleanouts. If water runs from the taps, drains empty and the toilets flush, the house will get a pass for plumbing in the home inspection report. Home inspectors do not have the technical knowledge as plumbers do. By hiring plumbing experts like the team at ExpressRooter, we can advise on the quality of the plumbing system. We will advise potential homeowners if the system is up to code. We’ll even check if sewer gas is leaking back into the home and fix it anything else we find.
Get in touch with us for a proper plumbing home inspection from Holmes On Holmes’ official plumbing contracting partner today!