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What can I expect from a plumbing inspection by Mainstream?

For the purposes of buying/selling real estate, home inspectors do only 3 things to inspect the plumbing; They check if water runs from the taps, drains empty, and toilets flush.

“Home inspectors do not have the technical knowledge to advise potential homeowners if the plumbing in the house is up to code or even if sewer gas is leaking back into the home,” says one professional plumber.

Professional Plumbing Inspection

There are many reasons why you may want a professional plumbing inspection. In addition to buying or selling property, you may want an inspection to prevent costly emergency plumbing services.

Here are some things to expect from your home plumbing inspection:
  • Check water filtration systems
  • Examine fixtures, supply lines, drains
  • In-depth investigation of all above-ground, exposed plumbing, including shut-off valves and traps under kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room sinks
  • Inspect sinks, showers, bath and toilets
  • Inspection of bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room draining and venting systems
  • Inspection of the storage water tank or tankless water heater
  • Plumbing video camera inspection of underground sanitary drains and sewer pipes. Cracks and misalignments that can lead to future drain blockage or collapse.
  • Shut-off valve inspection
  • Sump pump and discharge inspection