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A plumbing inspection involves a thorough examination of your home’s plumbing system by a licensed plumber to ensure everything is functioning correctly and safely. Here’s what typically happens during a plumbing inspection: 

  1. Initial Assessment and Walkthrough

Steps:

  • The plumber will discuss any known issues or concerns you have.
  • A walkthrough of the property to identify the main components of the plumbing system.

Purpose:

  • To understand the scope of the inspection and prioritize areas of concern.
  1. Visual Inspection/Testing and Function Checks

Steps:

  • Checking exposed pipes for leaks, corrosion, and signs of damage.
  • Examining faucets, showerheads, and fixtures for proper function. Running water through sinks, showers, and tubs to check water pressure and drainage.
  • Inspecting toilets for leaks and ensuring they flush properly.
  • Testing the water heater for proper operation and checking temperature settings.

Purpose:

  • To identify any visible signs of wear and tear, damage, or potential problems. Ensures all fixtures and appliances are functioning correctly and to detect hidden leaks or pressure issues.
  1. Inspection of Major Plumbing Components

Steps:

  • Inspecting the water heater for signs of corrosion, leaks, and proper venting.
  • Checking the condition of sump pumps and any backflow prevention devices.
  • Evaluating the condition of sewer lines and septic systems.

Purpose:

  • To assess the condition and safety of major plumbing components that are critical for the system’s operation.
  1. Reporting and Recommendations

Steps:

  • The Plumber will discuss the findings with the Homeowner, explaining any problems and answering questions.
  • Recommendations for repairs or replacements will be made based on the findings.
  • Preventive maintenance tips may be provided to avoid future issues.

Purpose:

  • To inform the homeowner of the current state of the plumbing system and necessary next steps for repairs or maintenance.

A plumbing inspection is crucial for maintaining the health of your home’s plumbing system, preventing costly repairs, and ensuring the safety and efficiency of water use in your home. K-Tech Plumbing offers inspections for your home so you can feel assured about your plumbing. Call K-Tech today for your plumbing concerns!

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