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3 Fixtures to Check during a Home Plumbing Inspection

Plumbing contractors can perform a plumbing inspection
October 31, 2016

A plumbing inspection is absolutely essential this fall if you just moved into a new home. Your move-in should be as smooth and stress-free as possible, and the last thing you want is to be welcome by a wide range of plumbing problems.  And by “plumbing problems” we’re not just referring to a few leaks here and there. You may also experience such plumbing nightmares as toilet overflows, sewer line backups, and water heater failure—all possible when you first move in! Pipe problems are particularly disastrous, especially when the EPA reports that household leaks can amount up to 10,000 gallons of water lost a year. If you’re just moving into the neighborhood, this is not the house warming party you want nor deserve. You should instead ensure your move-in remains stress-free and all it takes is a simple check-up on your plumbing fixtures to make it possible. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a licensed, fully-trained plumber to perform an inspection. All it can take is one glance at your plumbing fixtures to notice a huge problem on the horizon.

How Can Anthony’s Plumbing Help You?

The next time you want to ensure quality plumbing in your new home, please call Anthony’s Plumbing for service. We want all residents to feel comfortable in their new home, and a large part of that is having a plumbing system guaranteeing high efficiency. Our team of licensed plumbing contractors will be able to provide you with an in-depth inspection that will ensure even the smallest plumbing problems are eliminated. We can also present you with a wide range of plumbing services like repair, replacement, and even annual maintenance. If it means you can enjoy life in your home without worrying when the next plumbing emergency will arrive, then we are willing to go the extra mile. With our help, you will save money in the long-term on plumbing services, keep energy costs down, and extend the lifespan of your most essential fixtures by years. One quick call our way is an invitation to making your life easier.

What Plumbing Fixtures Should You Inspect?

In addition to our services, you should also perform a plumbing inspection of your own. Before you move into your new place of residence, please take a look at these 3 important fixtures:

  1. Hot Water Heaters: You rely on hot water every day whether it be for showering, cooking, or washing dishes. In fact, water heating makes up 18% of your energy costs, meaning any issues may cost you some serious money on bills. Water heaters aren’t exactly cost-efficient. The average cost of a water heater housing 40 to 50 gallons of water usually hovers around $889. Though water heaters have made great strides in improving durability, a water heater leak is certainly not what you want. To avoid higher spending on water bills and water damage services, you should definitely consider water heater maintenance from a licensed plumber at Anthony’s so you can save money.
  2. Toilets: A constantly overflowing toilet can be incredibly unsanitary and require emergency plumbing service. However, your toilet may still lose its ability to maintain leak-free seals. You any not think a few small leaks are anything to worry over, but you should know that even the smallest amount of water can lead to significant damage to your new home, costing you a fortune on water damage restoration service. Allowing leakage to persist will allow for softness or discoloration to form around the base of the toilet. If your toilet is showing signs of significant wear and tear, it may be a better option to seek replacement. Replacing an old, faulty toilet could save you 13,000 gallons per year and $2,400 in water bills. You may find that you will enjoy long-term convenience if you simply replace your toilet altogether.
  3. Pipes: Many homeowners will often take their pipes for granted. Even if they’re responsible for keeping their plumbing system’s operation smooth and sound, the fact that they are located underground will ensure problems with piping can persist without the homeowner even having an idea as to what is really going on. If you purchase an older home, your pipes may be made from outdated materials like clay or cast-iron which are prone to leaking or totally breaking apart. If you want to know how to detect signs of a pipe problem before they worsen, be on the lookout for signs like low water pressure, unexplained wet spots on walls and flooring, murky water quality, strange noises, and the one no homeowner wants to experience, high costs on plumbing bills.

Don’t Let Plumbing Surprises Sneak Up On You – Schedule A Plumbing Inspection Today

Contact Anthony’s Plumbing today if you want to learn more on what you should check during a plumbing inspection!