So what happens during a plumbing inspection?
Think of all the areas water flows in and out of your home. These are the areas that a professional assessment will cover. That includes your piping, sinks, faucets, toilets, and other appliances. Even your water lines will be covered. While your water heater and toilets will receive special attention, an experienced plumber looks to examine the complete health of your system. That means testing for proper water pressure. After all, too much pressure can damage your plumbing, and too little can leave your home with dysfunctional water appliances.

A plumbing inspection can help protect a home buyer from making a bad investment. If you’re a first time home buyer, knowing when to get a plumbing inspection can help you make a smart buying decision and can also help you purchase a home that will be right for you.

One of the most obvious times to get a plumbing inspection is when you see evidence of leaks in the home. Leaks can take many forms. Common evidence of leaks include:

  • Corrosion on the pipes: Corrosion on the pipes can be a sign of frequent, long-term exposure to water
  • Water damage in the vicinity of pipes: Water damage under the sink, behind the toilet and in other plumbed areas of the  house could be a sign that the pipes need to be repaired
  • Mold and mildew in areas around the pipes: Look for mold and mildew in places under the sink, around the toilet and in other parts of the bathroom, basement and kitchen. Although mold could happen for other reasons, this could be a sign of a leak