According to Handy, routine plumbing inspections allow you to avoid potential plumbing disasters that can cost you a lot of money and even result in health hazards. Unfortunately, most people don’t prioritize this requirement unless there is a problem with the plumbing system in their house.
Here are a few benefits of general household plumbing inspection:
- It helps to reduce utility bills – Routine plumbing inspections involve water pressure checks to ensure the plumbing system in your house remains as efficient as possible. Low water pressures can indicate leaks whereas high water pressure can damage the plumbing fixtures.
It also includes toilets and faucets inspection since leaky faucets and running faucets are two of the most common reasons for excessive monthly water bills. Thus, plumbing inspections allow you to solve these problems which would otherwise remain undetected and result in high utility bills.
- It helps to prevent plumbing disasters – Without periodic plumbing inspections, a faulty plumbing system can remain undetected until it becomes too late to fix or turns into a plumbing disaster. For instance, excess moisture or water leaks can result in structural property damage including cracks in concrete, slabs, beams, and foundation. This can increase the risk of property collapse.
Undetected water leaks can also result in the growth of mildew and mold within the walls, rotting wood, rusting pipes, termite problems, electrical faults, and more. Thus, you not only have to incur the cost of the plumbing problem but also spend a ton of money on replacing or repairing the furniture, floors, and renovating the walls of your house.
- It helps to pinpoint plumbing problems – Common plumbing problems include leaks, blockages, slow drainage, nasty odor, and more. However, it is not possible to diagnose common plumbing problems on your own all the time since they could occur due to a number of reasons.
During plumbing inspections, professional plumbers use their knowledge, expertise, and a variety of special plumbing equipment to figure out the source of the plumbing problems and fix them.
- It helps to avoid health hazards – A properly maintained plumbing system minimizes the risk of health hazards that can occur due to plumbing problems. For instance, blocked drainages often result in the build-up of nasty odors and foul smells which can result in breathing problems and trigger allergies in many people. Extremely unclean plumbing systems result in the build-up of sewage and are prone to flooding which can spread germs, bacteria, and viruses that cause diseases such as diarrhea, leptospirosis, encephalitis, and more.
Periodic plumbing inspections allow you to prevent such plumbing issues that can result in health hazards or create an unsafe environment to live in.
Handy suggests you get in touch with a reputed plumbing service provider and set a schedule for a general plumbing inspection if you have not done so in over a year. If you suspect high utility bills that occur due to plumbing issues, it is important to get them solved as soon as possible.