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Ask Art: Why Is A Plumbing Inspection Important?

Plumbing Inspection
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A plumbing system is an element of our homes that gets taken for granted every day. It’s a system that goes unnoticed when it works and wreaks havoc when it doesn’t. Too often we focus on fixing what is broken and forget to maintain what isn’t. Regular plumbing inspections by Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning have a number of benefits for not only your home but your wallet as well!

Plumbing Inspection Benefits

Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean that they’re not there! Plumbing issues can sneak up on you unless you get ahead of them.

Potential Problems

During an inspection, every part of your plumbing system is checked thoroughly! A thorough check means that technicians will be able to identify any weaknesses or potential issues within your plumbing or sewer system before they become bigger problems.

For example, a small crack in one of your pipes may be able to be fixed before it escalates into a major water leak. Without a full plumbing inspection, these little issues will often be overlooked.

Hidden Damage

Unfortunately, plumbing issues are often only brought to our attention when it’s too late. Hidden behind a wall, potential problems go unnoticed and rarely cross our minds. Without regular plumbing inspections, what once was a potential issue is now an actual reality.


Clogged or blocked drains develop slowly. So slowly, in fact, that you won’t really notice it until you can’t use your sink anymore! Aside from the slow drainage, blocked drains tend to give off unpleasant odors- all of which can be avoided by regular plumbing inspections.

Saving Time and Money

Potential plumbing issues becoming a reality generally means that our day to day routine is going to be interrupted. Whether it’s not being able to use a sink or having to turn your home’s water off, it’s an inconvenience that could have easily been avoided. Preventative plumbing maintenance means quick touch-ups on your plumbing system and money left in your pocket that would’ve been spent on repairs.

Ask Questions

If you don’t know much about plumbing, you have to hire someone that you trust enough to look after your home. But trusting a company doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to ask questions, some of which can be:

Red Flags

Asking the plumbers if they see any red flags. This gives them an opportunity to give you a general understanding of the plumbing system and what needs work. With this, you can make an informed decision on the next steps that need to be taken.

Main Sewer Line

The main sewer line is central to your home’s plumbing system, connecting your home to the city’s sewer. Asking if there is an issue with the mainline is important because it can be extremely expensive to fix the longer its left. Luckily, our team at Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning are equipped with a fiber-optic camera. This footage can be reviewed onsite, diagnosing the issue sooner rather than later.

Pipe Conditions

Get involved. Ask your plumber about your plumbing system and its components. What condition are they in? Could they benefit from a drain cleaning? Is there evidence of corrosion? This is an especially important question to ask as pipe corrosion is common in older South Florida homes; a serious issue caused by outdated materials and daily use over an extended period of time. Inspections would identify the corrosion before it becomes severe.

Estimated Repair Costs

Before going ahead with any repairs, ask your plumber for a quote of the estimated repair costs. This can help you to understand what you’re paying for and avoid any unwanted surprises.

Why Ask Art?

Life is busy—we get it! This is why you need a company that you can trust to look after for your home’s plumbing system. Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, a division of Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, would love to be that company. Give us a call at 1-888-773-1524 and book your drain or sewer inspection today!


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