It to hire a professional plumber yearly for a thorough inspection of residential plumbing. A professional has the tools and skills to detect issues that a non-plumber might miss. However, this does not mean you always have to get a pro plumber to notice common plumbing issues. Keep an eye out for these things.For a…
Drain Inspection: Why Inspecting Your Pipes is Important
Are you considering drain inspection? While broken air conditioning units and heaters present themselves pretty easily, an issue with a drain pipe can be more difficult to spot from the outside. The best way to make sure your drains are operating as they should be and prevent an issue from occurring is through a routine drain inspection.
Prioritize your plumbing
Proper drainage is a fundamental element to a comfortable home. If drains are backed up and not working properly, mess and chaos inevitably follow. Especially before a large gathering at your home, do not get stuck finding out that there is a plumbing issue after people come over. Be prepared and check your drains before the get-togethers start.
Scheduling a drain inspection
If you are planning on having a large gathering at your home, such as a holiday party or other celebration, that is a great time to have the plumbing checked. Your local plumber can perform a drain inspection to ensure all drains to toilets, sinks and showers are working properly. Be sure to inform your plumber of any issues you have noticed recently. During the drain inspection, the plumber may use a snake tool or a camera to inspect the drains, depending on the layout of the house. This can take one to three hours depending on the size of the house and costs can vary.
Be prepared for your plumber to discuss additional work that may need to be done if your drains and pipes are not in the best shape. This can be timely and require a follow-up appointment, especially if a part needs to be ordered. So, if you are going to get a drain inspection to prepare for guests, give yourself plenty of time to schedule, consult and get the actual service from a plumber.
Signs that there may be a problem
If you have noticed any of the following about your plumbing, be sure to inform the plumber during the drain inspection service. Signs that there may be a problem include toilets not flushing properly or at all, sinks backing up, shower drains blocked or garbage disposal malfunctions. Since all plumbing is linked, these signs may be just a symptom of a bigger problem that your plumber can inspect while they are already there.
The bottom line
If the toilet backs up or there is a flood, the plumbing malfunctions may be what people remember about your gathering despite all your careful preparation. With drains and plumbing inspected and fixed, you can be confident that your house can handle the extra guests with everything running smoothly. You will also have peace of mind knowing that everything is in order and you can avoid any costly issues that may have arose had you not scheduled a drain inspection!
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