Many of the calls that we receive each year are for plumbing repairs that could have been prevented or repaired much more affordably through the simple process of scheduling plumbing system inspections. While Craftsman Plumbing will always be here for you when you have a plumbing emergency, it is always in your best interest to be proactive and maintain your plumbing so that you don’t have to make that emergency call. Our plumbing inspection services are the perfect solution for busy families who want a healthy plumbing system without the trouble and expense.
What Our Inspections Include
If you have ever gone into your basement or crawl space and seen the web of pipes beneath your home, you may have gotten a sense of the complexity and the interconnectivity of your plumbing system. Your water heater brings hot water to your bathrooms and kitchen, and your drains, garbage disposal, toilet, dishwasher, and laundry machine are connected with a series of pipes that are engineered to safely remove dirty water and waste from your home.
Our inspections for Seattle residents include every part of your system, and nothing is overlooked. We will check all of your pipes for leaks, signs of corrosion, and any other indications of damage. We will also check to make sure there are no signs of mold, rot, or water damage under your sinks and near your visible water lines. We will also evaluate your drains and faucets to make sure they are working properly and draining effectively.
We will look at your water heater and check to make sure all of the components including the anode rod, pressure valve, and tank are all in good condition. We will make sure the thermostat is set to your desired temperature, and we will flush the tank to rid it of any sediment that has built up over the past year.
Another important part of our inspections is assessing the condition of your toilet. A leaking toilet can cause a lot of damage so we check for any signs of current or future leaks, and we make sure it is flushing correctly and that all of the components inside the tank are working perfectly. During the entire inspection process, we will make small corrections as needed. Any bigger problems or concerns will be addressed in detail at the end of the inspection so that you know whether anything should be fixed right away.
When Do I Need an Inspection?
One of the most important times that you may need a plumbing inspection in Seattle is during the home buying process. While some plumbing problems may not be big enough to say “no” to the house, it is crucial to know exactly what you can expect from your plumbing in the future. You most likely don’t want to pay for a house that will need thousands of dollars worth of repair or replacement work done in the next several years. It is good to remember that home inspectors only look for obvious problems, but only a professional plumber can tell you if there are serious problems beneath the surface.
You should also call us for an inspection if you see any signs of a leak. These signs can be as subtle as a change in water pressure and an increase in your water bills. They can also be more obvious such as stains on your ceilings or walls, damp spots on your carpet, and the sound of running or dripping water even when everything is turned off. An inspection for your Seattle home is a good way to quickly identify the source of the problem so that it can be fixed right away.
We also recommend investing in basic inspections every year. Changing temperatures, wear and tear, and constant use can lead to small issues that can grow into bigger problems when not found right away. Our membership plans can make yearly maintenance much more affordable, so be sure to research these plans when searching for plumbers near me.
If you live in the Seattle area, our team at Craftsman Plumbing is excited to serve you. In addition to our comprehensive inspections, we offer a range of other plumbing services such as plumbing repair and installation and drain cleaning. With our affordable services fees, upfront pricing, fast and accurate diagnosis, and reputation for excellence, we are a good choice for your plumbing needs. Call Craftsman plumbing today to find out more about how we can help you with your home maintenance goals.