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One fact all homeowners know is that the maintenance and upkeep of their home is a constant necessity. Whether that includes repainting the outside walls every couple of years and tending to the yard or ensuring regular plumbing inspections. Some home upkeep regulars may be more obvious than others, such as the appearance of your home. In this instance, a lick of paint and a well-maintained yard should do the trick.
However, other home maintenance items are important because of the effects they have if left unmaintained long enough. Ensuring that your home undergoes regular plumbing inspections is a home maintenance requirement that can quickly turn into a nightmare if left unchecked. Let’s unpack the most common plumbing inspection problems that our industry experts at Art Plumbing, AC and Electric come across, and how it can negatively impact your home and your property’s value.
Common Problems Found During Plumbing Inspections & How They Affect You
One of the most common household problems to be found during plumbing inspections, leaking pipes can wreak havoc in your home. They can bring mold which can spread and lead to health issues for you and your family or even weaken foundations of your home. Plumbing pipes run throughout your home, and if they’re leaking, they can severely damage your walls, bringing dampness into the home, and ultimately resulting in structural damage, not to mention the financial implications of paying for water that you’re not even using!
Sewer Line Clogs
Clogged sewer lines can also have disastrous effects on your home, and because it’s a slow-growing problem, the odds are you may not notice it for quite a while. The waste from your sewer pipes feed out of your house, taking sewerage waste away from your home. But a clogged pipe not only means that the waste isn’t leaving your property effectively, it also means that the water and waste build-up could lead to leaking pipes, the effects of which we discussed in the point above.
Eroded Galvanized Pipes
Do you live in a beautiful historic home? While we all love a bit of character, some of the baggage that comes with homes built in the first half of the twentieth century include galvanized pipes. These pipes, layered with zinc, naturally erode over a period of decades, allowing the lead beneath the zinc into the water supply. This can be severely detrimental to your health, leading to cardiovascular complications and kidney damage.
Faulty Water Heaters
This is undoubtedly one of the most common problems found during plumbing inspections. Whether the problem is a faulty temperature gauge or fluctuating water pressure, either can result in serious damage to your water heater system which can be costly to repair.
This is why not maintaining your plumbing in your home can lead to severe long-term damage which could severely hamper your property’s value. Now that you’re equipped with the know-how, call in the experts. Art Plumbing, AC and Electric is comprised of industry experts operating in the greater South Florida area and offers a wide variety of plumbing, electric, and home maintenance needs. Contact Art Plumbing, AC and Electric for your home plumbing inspection today.