Like most systems in a household, plumbing requires regular maintenance in order to avoid unexpected and expensive repairs. Annual inspections are ideal for most homes in order to ensure that this system is running smoothly.
A thorough inspection involves the following:
- Checking for cracks, leaks, and loose fittings in toilets. Flappers should also be checked and replaced regularly to avoid losing up to 200 gallons of water every day.
- Checking for hidden leaks, drainage problems, and corrosive deposits that may affect water flow in sinks, tubs, and showers.
- Checking for leaks and sediment buildup in water heaters. Its temperature and pressure valve should also be closely inspected.
- Checking for tree roots, sludge build up, foreign objects, cracks and offset or bad joints in main line stoppages.