Purchasing a new home in Fairfield and Westchester Counties can be a very exciting endeavor, but you need to be certain that you are taking the proper precautions in regards to having the plumbing inspected on your potential property by a licensed plumber to perform a complete evaluation of the plumbing infrastructure in the home to make sure all systems are running properly.
What is a Plumbing Inspection?
A plumbing inspection is a thorough examination of the plumbing infrastructure of a property, which is conducted by a licensed plumbing professional. An inspection typically will involve the water heater, fixtures, lead pipes, waterlines, indoor and outdoor drainage, and waste and vent systems. It is important to hire a professional to inspect your property to avoid any future problems that could happen, which could potentially cost you a lot of money.
Schede Plumbing uses the following plumbing inspection techniques to determine the condition of your current plumbing system and fixtures.
- Water Meter Inspection: We conduct a throughout analysis of your water meter to evaluate whether the shut off valve is in operable condition.
- Investigate for lead pipes: It is possible for household water to contain traces of lead, which can come from lead piping. Lead piping can also create an environmental hazard. Water samples can be collected from the faucets of the house to determine the level of lead contained in the water.
- Hot Water Heater Inspection: Your hot water heater will be providing warm water throughout your house so it is very important that it is up to code and not too old. You must also consider the size of your hot water heater when purchasing a new home. It is widely believed that a 40 gallon tank will sufficiently provide hot water for a family of four. You want to avoid a tank that contains mineral deposits at the bottom of your tank which can cause the water to become deteriorated. Schede Plumbing and Heating will evaluate the condition of your hot water heater to determine whether you should request a new tank be installed prior to purchasing the home.
- Sewage System Inspection: Maintaining an understanding of the type of household sewage treatment system your home utilizes is a very important aspect of plumbing inspection that is consistently overlooked. We highly recommend a sewer inspection be conducted if the home is older than 20 years. Although the sewer line may be fairly new as compared to older homes, many factors such as tree roots can damage a fairly new sewer line. You can hire Schede Plumbing to locate potential signs that may indicate that your sewage system is in need of repair.
- Leaking Pipes: Schede Plumbing and Heating will inspect all of the fixtures and piping in your kitchen and bathroom to ensure everything is working and free of leaks. We can handle all of your plumbing installation, replacement, maintenance and repair needs.
You can turn to Schede Plumbing and Heating to perform a complete evaluation of the plumbing infrastructure in your potential new home to make sure all systems are running properly. This includes checking pipes, shower valves, garbage disposals, indoor and outdoor drainage and all plumbing fixtures and appliances. Our licensed professionals will examine for leaks or damaged pipes, examine faucets, water heaters, and also evaluate the water meter to ensure everything is in tip-top shape before you decide to buy!
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