The Importance of Routine Plumbing Inspections

Like our HVAC and electrical systems, our plumbing systems are rarely given a second thought - that is until there is a problem. Just like your heating and air conditioning units, your plumbing system should have regular inspections at least once a year.


Why Have Your Plumbing Inspected

During a plumbing inspection, a licensed plumber will perform a complete evaluation of your home plumbing system. Routine plumbing inspections keep systems running smoothly and help you to avoid unexpected, and sometimes quite costly, repairs.

A thorough plumbing inspection should always cover the following:

Sinks, tubs and showers - Regular inspections can identify hidden leaks and drainage problems as well as mineral or corrosive depots that can constrict water flow. If left undetected for too long, expensive damage and necessary repairs might be needed.

Toilets - Cracks, leaks and loose fittings can eventually occur over time and identifying them early can alleviate the need for more expensive repairs later. Flappers should be inspected, and often replaced, regularly. If they are working improperly, you can lose up to 200 gallons of water every day!

Water heaters - Traditional tank water heaters are responsible for a large amount of energy consumption in your home, so if for no other reason, it's important to make sure it is operating effectively and efficiently. Tanks should be regularly checked for leaks and sediment buildup at least once a year. For safety, the temperature and pressure valve should also be inspected.

Main line stoppages - An inspection of your main sewer line is important because when problems arise here, repair costs are not cheap. Tree roots, sludge build up, foreign objects, cracks and offset or bad joints can all be potential problems.

Fortunately, McCoy’s Heating and Air is offering a special for a whole-house plumbing inspection for $50 (regularly $89). Call us today to set up an appointment to get your plumbing inspected today!

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