If you’re planning to move into a new house, you’ll need to have a home plumbing inspection completed before you settle in. This isn’t to say it’s not significant for your present home; it is! The plumbing design of a house should be properly evaluated to avoid any unanticipated plumbing issues in the future and to ensure that the drainage system of your home runs smoothly. Here are five reasons why you should have your pipes inspected by a plumber:

1) You’re Putting a New Roof on Your House

If you’re planning a home makeover, you should get the pipes examined right away. Even if you aren’t shifting pipes, this is true whenever you are doing anything structurally to the house. It’s also a good idea to have a plumbing inspection done before you start working, so you’ll know if something will hinder you from finishing the task the way you want it done. It’s also a good idea to have another inspection done once the work is completed in case there are any concerns about the renovation impacting the pipes in any manner.

2) You’re Constructing a New House or Business

Constructing a new building of any type needs an examination by a plumber. Of course, they must also install the pipes in the home, but a plumbing inspection is usually recommended before the work begins so that you know what to anticipate. Just before walls go up, the plumber will establish where the pipes may go and how they will flow through the construction. It should be a critical component of every construction project.

3) You’re in the Process of Purchasing a Home

Many house buyers understand that having a home section completed prior to signing the dotted line is a good idea. A house assessment, on the other hand, normally does not include a thorough examination of the pipes. House inspectors are trained to search for warning indicators of plumbing issues, but they do not evaluate the plumbing system thoroughly. Apart from the standard house inspection, having someone look at the pipes will offer you some assurance that you’re not buying a money trap.

4) A Certain Item or Fixture in Your Home Is Giving You Difficulties

Sometimes, merely inspecting the pipes might solve an issue with an appliance or fixture. It is particularly true when something isn’t operating properly, and you can’t figure out why. If the appliance or fixture is mainly functional but may be improved, a plumbing inspection may be necessary.

5) You Notice a Large Spike in Your Water Bill

You may notice increases in your water bills at specific times of the year.  However, if the rise is large, especially if it lasts for more than a few months, you should get your plumbing checked out. That water has to go somewhere, and if there’s no clear reason for you to be using more water (like filling a pool), a plumber should look into it.

Capital Plumbing is here to help you make your plumbing issues go away. Reach out to us for plumbing inspections and more kinds of plumbing, heating and cooling services.