Ideally, your plumbing system should serve you flawlessly for a long time with the correct installation and quality fixtures and appliances. However, even if you have the best plumbing system, some parts may lose their excellent functionality due to old age and wear and tear.
Therefore, confidence in your plumbing system should not prevent you from conducting periodic inspections to identify problems before they cause property damage.
Below are some benefits of routine plumbing inspections.
Detect Plumbing Issues Early
During an inspection, a plumber checks all parts of your plumbing system to ensure that water flows correctly and all appliances work flawlessly. If they identify any plumbing issues, these professionals recommend immediate repair, which they can do on the same day or schedule another visit for.
While you can often notice huge plumbing issues, like flooding and faulty faucets, without professional help, you may not notice hidden plumbing issues before the time is too late. For example, you may not notice small leaks due to a lack of special tools, especially if your pipes are deep beneath your floor.
Though small, such leaks can cause significant damage to your home, including paint damage and foundation issues.
If you delay plumbing inspection, your home’s undetected plumbing issues may worsen over time, leading to expensive repairs and replacements. For example, a drain clog can lead to backflow issues if not solved.
Also, issues such as backflows are expensive to solve, as you must hire trained professionals to do the necessary cleaning. However, if you perform regular plumbing inspections, you can identify plumbing issues before they become emergency repairs.
Know When to Upgrade Your Plumbing System
If you don’t inspect your plumbing system, you may not know when your plumbing fixtures and pipes need replacement. A plumber notifies you when any part of your plumbing system nears the end of its lifespan, enabling you to plan for a replacement. If you continue using an old plumbing system, you might need plumbing repairs more often due to wear and tear damages.
An experienced plumber can identify an old plumbing system during an inspection and advise you on how to upgrade your old system using modern equipment that is more efficient and appealing than older versions. For example, if you have a conventional storage water heater, your plumber can recommend an energy-efficient tankless water heater.
If you plan to sell your home, such plumbing upgrades can raise your property value, enabling you to sell faster and at a higher price.
Eliminate Health Issues
Some plumbing issues, such as leaks and clogs, are health hazards due to the risk of mold growth and the spread of harmful bacteria. Mold can lead to serious respiratory complications, especially if you are asthmatic, while backflows from your clogged drains can lead to the spread of harmful bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter.
A plumbing inspection helps you identify these health risks before they cause any harm to your family.
Avoid Bad Odors
Since plumbing inspections help you monitor the condition of your wastewater system, you can identify and solve plumbing issues before they cause undesirable smells in your house. Bad smells from your sinks can spread all over your house, making it unbearable to live in.
All in all, check your system regularly and do the necessary repairs to keep it in good shape for a long time. Remember that only professional plumbers can usually identify hidden plumbing issues and advise you accordingly.
At Spartan Plumbing Inc, we only hire skilled and experienced plumbers to ensure excellent plumbing services for our clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.