Top Ways to Pass Plumbing Inspection

Leaking Pipes

Plumbing inspections usually occur when someone is interested in buying or renting a home. They may ask a local plumber to check the property’s plumbing for signs of damage. A professional in plumbing repair and leak detection in Sacramento, CA, will look for simple problems like poor water and issues like dangerous leaks between walls–a job for a dedicated leak detection service. Failing a plumbing inspection can mean losing out on a potential buyer or renter. Read on to learn what an inspection entails and how to increase your chances of passing.

Bathroom Inspection

Plumbers will first check your bathrooms for any signs of leaks. Leaks from under-sink pipes and around the base of toilets are particularly common. Thankfully, if they find a leak, they’ll get right to leak repair. They’ll also check for proper aeration, good drainage, water pressure, and any signs of calcium buildup or caulking deterioration. They’ll also check for proper hot and cold water releases. This is particularly important in the shower and bathtub. Uneven water temperature or a lack of warm, moderate water temperatures are signs of problems with the property’s water heater.

A plumber will also check the toilet for good flushing, noise, stability, and issues like running. A plumber may also look for water damage around the base of the toilet and under the sink, where slow and hard-to-detect leaks may have rotted away surrounding materials.

Kitchen Inspection

A proper plumbing inspection will also include a kitchen check. They’ll check for all the above bathroom sink issues in the kitchen sink, including signs of leaks or clogs. A plumber will check the garbage disposal for buildup or slow drainage as well. A plumber will inspect the shutoff valves that feed the faucet, dishwasher, and refrigerator for tightness and durability. They may also check to ensure that the fridge and dishwasher drain properly. If the fridge has an ice maker or water dispenser, they’ll inspect the filter associated with this system for cleanliness and signs of age. There is also a water supply hose to most kitchen appliances. A plumbing inspection will test these hoses for leaks, poor fittings, or tears.

Other Appliances

A plumber will definitely check the water heater, clothes washing machine, outdoor faucets, sump pumps, main shutoff valves, and the many other home appliances that use water–even your air conditioner and outdoor irrigation system, depending on the plumber. The goal is to check all of these appliances for proper operation, good drainage, no leaks, and no rust. More importantly, a plumber will check for signs of leaks anywhere in your home that pipes are fed. They’ll check for blockage or leaks in the sewer main as well, which will lead to either the municipal sewer system or septic tank. If you have a septic tank, this system will also undergo an inspection.

How to Pass Inspections

There is clearly a great deal of checks on a plumber’s inspection list, and a plumber will work to protect their client from making a bad investment. So how can you get through a plumbing inspection and pass without a hitch? Just hire your own plumbing service to inspect and repair any problem areas. They can handle all of the above issues and take care of them before your potential buyer or tenant conducts an independent inspection. While any layperson could easily clean an aerator or check their water heater temperature, issues like water leak repair and prevention are the specialty of a trained plumber.

Call Bullseye Leak Detection, Inc., to maintain and repair your plumbing prior to an inspection, or if you’re interested in having a property inspected. We’re the most trusted service for identifying a home water leak in Sacramento, as well as an intervention to make your property safe.