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What does a Utah Valley Home Plumbing Inspection Include?

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So you've found your dream home – congratulations! But before you pop the champagne and start picking paint colors, there's one crucial step: a home inspection. A thorough home inspection by a qualified professional can unearth hidden problems that could cost you a fortune down the road.

Most inspections cover major systems like the roof, foundation, and electrical wiring, but they often overlook one area: plumbing. A plumbing mishap can be a major headache, not to mention a serious drain on your wallet. That's why it's essential to ensure your home inspection includes a comprehensive plumbing check-up.

Why Plumbing Matters in a Home Inspection

Your home's plumbing system is a complex network of pipes, fixtures, and appliances that work tirelessly to deliver clean water and remove waste. However, like any system, plumbing can wear down over time, leading to leaks, clogs, and even major failures.

A good home inspection with a focus on plumbing can identify potential issues before they become emergencies. This can save you money on repairs, prevent property damage, and give you peace of mind knowing your new home is in good shape.

What a Plumbing Inspection Should Cover

Here's a breakdown of what a qualified home inspector should check during your plumbing inspection:

  • Faucets and Toilets: The inspector will examine all faucets and toilets for leaks, drips, and loose connections. They will also check for proper water pressure and functionality.

  • Water Supply Lines: Inspectors will look for signs of corrosion, damage, or leaks in the water supply lines. They'll also ensure the lines are the appropriate material and size for the home.

  • Water Shut-off Valves: These valves are crucial for isolating specific water lines in case of a leak. The inspector will verify that the shut-off valves function properly and are easily accessible.

  • Water Heater Inspection: This includes checking the water heater's age, condition, venting system, pressure relief valve, and overall functionality. The inspector will also ensure the water heater is installed according to code.

  • Water Pressure and Hardness Test: Water pressure that is too high or too low can cause various plumbing problems. The inspector will check the water pressure and may suggest more tests for water hardness. This can impact how well your plumbing system and appliances work.

Beyond the Basics: Additional Considerations

A good home inspector might also consider these additional factors:

  • Drain Lines: While a complete drain line inspection usually requires specialized equipment, the inspector can visually assess the condition of accessible drain lines and identify potential clogs or backups.

  • Sewage System: The inspector might check the main sewer line for blockages or root intrusion. Additional inspections with a camera may be recommended depending on the situation.

  • Local Codes: Plumbing codes can vary by location. The inspector will ensure the home's plumbing system complies with current local codes.

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Peace of Mind with ReScope Drain Aid's Protection Plan

At ReScope Drain Aid, we understand the importance of a comprehensive home inspection, especially when it comes to plumbing. That's why our Protection Plan includes a thorough inspection of all the key plumbing components mentioned above.

Our certified inspectors will check your plumbing system before you move in. They will thoroughly inspect it from top to bottom. This will give you a clear understanding of its condition.

Here's what you get with ReScope Drain Aid's Protection Plan:

  • Inspection of all faucets and toilets

  • Water supply line check

  • Water shut-off valve functionality test

  • Water heater inspection according to code

  • Water pressure and hardness testing (may require additional fees)

Contact Us Today

Don't let a hidden plumbing problem turn your dream home into a nightmare. Schedule a home inspection with ReScope Drain Aid today and get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your plumbing system is in good shape.

Call us at (801) 845-0277 or visit us to learn more about our Protection Plan and ensure a smooth (and leak-free) transition into your new home!

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