Visible Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing is an integral part of any home, it allows for the flow of water to and from the home. Having faulty plumbing in a property can bring about many headaches and eat at your wallet. Prior to signing for a home, or building a new home, it is important to have the property’s plumbing inspected by a reputable Gainesville home inspection company. A home inspector will be able to determine any visible dangers or issues in the plumbing of a home. At On Your Side Inspections, we can provide you with a reliable residential home inspector. Our home inspectors have the necessary knowledge and experience to create a useful report on the property’s plumbing to alert you of any potential problems.

What Does a Gainesville Visible Plumbing Inspection Involve?

Since most of a property’s plumbing system is located within the walls and out of sight, an inspector must rely on the visible components to adequately determine the state of a property’s plumbing system. The inspector will inspect fixtures, pipes, water feed lines, waste drainage systems, the main water shut-off, the hot water heater that reside within bathrooms, the kitchen, the laundry room, the garage, the outdoors and any other place within or around the home. Residential and new construction inspections are done to determine how various fixtures function, as well as water pressure and water flow, and note any issues in functionality, comments on age, condition of materials and suggest if any further inspections or possible repairs are needed. The report will help you be a more informed buyer by giving you an idea about any possible plumbing-related expenses that await you if you choose to purchase the house or continue building as it is.

Dangers of Faulty Plumbing

Plumbing problems can be a big nuisance to homeowners, especially if they are not addressed as soon as they are discovered. Any form of plumbing leak could put your home in danger of water damage. Leaks are commonly caused by ill-fitting or broken pipes and should be repaired immediately. Water damage can affect your floors, walls, ceiling and personal property, leading to expensive repairs. Another risk that comes with leaks is the appearance of mold and mildew. Both can grow easily in dark, damp areas and can be difficult to remove as well as cause health risks such as breathing problems. Plumbing problems can also lead to contaminated water that is unsafe to drink or use and could cause water to be wasted. Wasted water will likely lead to unusually high water bills.

Identifying Faulty Visible Plumbing

Some common signs to look out for to identify faulty visible plumbing include:

  • Wet spots underneath and along pipes.
  • Leaky faucets and faucets that make a screeching noise when turned on.
  • Rattling, piping and other noises from the plumbing.
  • Mold, mildew or excessively humid smells in areas of the home.
  • Low water pressure.
  • Dirty, discoloured or cloudy water.
  • Slow drainage in sinks, showers or bathtubs.

House Inspections in Gainesville, FL

When purchasing or building a new home, you should never leave the condition of its plumbing to chance. Unforeseen plumbing issues can cause you a lot of unnecessary time and money. At On Your Side Inspections, we can provide you with visible plumbing inspections for peace of mind before purchasing a home. Contact us today for a home inspector Gainesville, FL, residents can rely on.