Take Care of Your Home with an Annual San Diego Plumbing Inspection
Modern plumbing, by definition, is conveniently hidden from sight. By the time you realize there is a problem with your plumbing, the effects are already out of control.
Get the jump on plumbing issues by completing an annual plumbing inspection. Getting the help of a professional plumber helps to identify more subtle issues, but you can complete an inspection on your own, as well.
Any plumbing inspection should cover the following areas:
- Under Sinks. Check the pipes leading from your sinks for cracks or leaks. The visible pipes in your house are the easiest to inspect and the ones most subject to corrosion.
- Drains. A prime indicator of the condition of plumbing, including possible clogs, is the drain speed of sinks, showers, and toilets. Look at the speed of drainage, as well as the condition of the drains themselves.
- Toilets. Old and faulty toilets might signal a deeper problem, so take a look at the visible parts of the toilet, including the seal around the base, the gaskets inside it, and the moving parts.
- Water Heater. Your water heater is a central feature in your plumbing system. Take some time to adjust the thermostat, drain the heater, and check for any leaks.
- Faucets. Leaky faucets are one of the leading contributors to increased water bills. Even a slow drip adds up to a lot of water overtime. Check your faucets for cracks or drips and replace where appropriate.
As you are conducting your inspection, take a look around and look for evidence of plumbing problems, including standing water, water spots, and evidence of mold on wood house components. These might be signs of an intermittent problem that will soon return.
If you have questions about what you find or want a hand in your inspection, remember to consult with San Diego plumbing experts. They’re ready to put their expertise to use and get your plumbing back on track.