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Prevent Plumbing DIsasters

Discover, Prevent, and Protect

We will perform a total plumbing home inspection to ensure all your plumbing fixtures, drains, shut-offs, toilets, valves, water heater, and more are in proper working condition. We will also inspect all exposed plumbing and advise you of any needed repairs.

We strive to spot potential problems before they cause damage and expense to save you time and money. Periodic maintenance can ensure your system’s safety and performance and reduce the chance of an emergency.

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Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

Flexible Scheduling

We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

Transparent Pricing

No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

Expert Technicians

Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most pros suggest that you have a plumbing inspection of your home every two years. If you have an older home, you should have it inspected more often. Many professionals suggest annual checkups for homes that are more than 40 years old.

Plumbing professionals will charge different amounts based on the work that’s included in your plumbing inspection. Let’s examine some typical costs.

Typical plumbing inspection costs

Nationwide, the average cost for a plumbing inspection is about $200.

  • A visual inspection, discussed above, will be on the lower end of the range.
  • Inspections that require cameras, will be more expensive. In some cases as much as $500.

Typical plumbing repair costs

If you find out that you require plumbing repairs, here are some typical costs. Remember, even an expensive repair will probably result in less expense later on. Prices can vary, depending on the difficulty of the work being completed.

  • Unclogging drains – $175
  • Removing objects from drain lines – $100-$300
  • Clearing sewer lines – $75-$200
  • Sewer line repair $750-$2000
  • Sewer line replacement – $7000+

visual inspection is the most common type of professional inspection. As the name suggests, the plumber will do a visual inspection of all water and sewer fittings to check for leaks or signs of leakage. In addition, they’ll check that all your drains and drainage systems are working and that appliances, like your water heater, are properly connected.

The next step up is a camera inspection. Using compact high-resolution cameras, the plumber can inspect the inside of pipes, so that issues with supply lines or your sewer line can be identified. A camera inspection can often detect future drain blockage. It’s a comprehensive way to inspect your plumbing system.

You’re buying a home

As we just discussed, a regular home inspection can’t compare to a thorough professional plumbing inspection. When you’re making a big investment, particularly in an older home, it pays to catch potential problems before you sign on the dotted line.

You’re selling your home

Plumbing inspections can be a useful selling point for prospective buyers. You’ll be able to prove beyond a doubt that your plumbing systems, sewer lines, and all other aspects of your home’s plumbing are in tip-top shape.

You want to avoid costly plumbing emergencies

The careful homeowner doesn’t wait for systems to fail. Regular plumbing inspections can prevent small problems from becoming large ones.

You want to protect your home

When you consider everything, this is probably the best reason of all for having your plumbing systems inspected. The damage that even a small leak or clogged drain can cause may be extensive, hard to trace, and difficult to repair. More costly than a plumbing inspection, too, most likely!

A plumbing inspection is a comprehensive look at your plumbing system. In a professional plumbing inspection, the inspector will examine these items and systems:

  • Indoor and outdoor plumbing pipes, including supply lines and sewage lines.
  • Hose bibs, both outdoors and in the laundry room
  • Sinks and bathtubs
  • Faucets and showers
  • Toilets
  • Water heaters

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