Is your plumbing ready for the New Year? You can get it ready with a 2023 Plumbing Inspection Checklist!
As the holidays come to a close with the end of 2022 approaching, you may be planning your fresh start. New Year’s resolutions lay solid foundations for a great start to 2023. While you may focus more on personal goals for the upcoming new year, it’s also important to remember your home. The beginning of the new year is a great time to take care of home improvements and inspections. The worst way to begin 2023 would be handling a plumbing disaster such as a pipe burst!
Now is the perfect time to checkoff the 2023 Plumbing Inspection Checklist from Certified Plumbing of Brevard.
Certified Plumbing of Brevard has been servicing Brevard County for over 33 years! We can spot any of your plumbing concerns and provide the proper maintenance to revive the health of your plumbing system. Give us a call at 321-676-0812 and check off a box!
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Pipes and Fixtures
The first step in your plumbing inspection checklist is to inspect your pipes and fixtures. This includes checking any exposed or visible plumbing fixtures like sinks, toilets, showers, faucets, etc. Look out for signs of corrosion or wear-and-tear such as cracked seals or damage to metal parts. Corroded pipes can lead to water leaks and other problems if left unrepaired. You should also check each fixture’s water pressure—if it’s too high or too low, then that could indicate a larger problem, such as clogs or breaks in the line. Check your pipelines regularly for any signs of corrosion or leaks.
Not only will this help prevent costly repairs later on, but it will also help ensure that all parts of your plumbing system are functioning properly. Checking pipelines often will also allow you to spot any potential issues before they become serious problems that require expensive repairs or replacements.
Water Meter and Low Pressure
Next up on the inspection checklist is to check your water meter. This can help indicate possible water leaks in your home’s plumbing system since an abnormally high reading may indicate water flowing where it shouldn’t be. If a leak isn’t detected immediately, you might want to call a professional to take a closer look at your system to find any potential issues before they become bigger problems down the road.
Low water pressure is usually an indication of an obstruction in the pipes or a problem with the water main line. Inspect all of the faucets in your home for low water pressure and check behind any washing machines, dishwashers, or other appliances connected to the pipes for possible blockages that could be causing the problem.
How is your toilet flushing? A weak flushing power usually indicates an obstruction somewhere in the pipes leading from your toilet bowl. Inspect these pipes periodically for obstructions.
A running toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water each month if left unchecked, leading to higher utility bills and putting additional strain on the environment by wasting resources unnecessarily. Have a plumber inspect any toilets that are constantly running.
Valves control how much water runs through each pipe in your property’s plumbing system, so their proper functioning is essential at all times. Homeowners should inspect these valves periodically throughout the year and test their functionality using simple tools available online or at home improvement stores
Test Your Sewer Lines
Don’t forget to test your sewer lines to make sure they are working correctly. For sewer lines, check around each pipe joint for any signs of moisture which could indicate a break in the line that needs repair work sooner rather than later. Checking your sewer line can help you determine the condition of the pipes and any potential damage. If there are any cracks or damaged areas in your system, testing will uncover them so that repairs can be made quickly and effectively. This kind of preventative maintenance will keep your plumbing system running smoothly for years to come.
Also, regularly testing your sewer line can help you avoid potential blockages caused by tree roots growing into the pipes. Tree roots are attracted to moisture in the soil and if they find a way into your, pipes they can quickly cause a clog or even break the pipe completely. Testing will detect any tree root intrusions so that repairs can be made before major damage occurs.
Drains and Garbage Disposals Check
One of the most basic forms of plumbing maintenance is making sure that your drains are clear from debris or blockages. This can be done by using a plunger or other tools designed for clearing clogs. If you notice water draining slowly or not at all, it is likely due to a clog in the drainpipe. Clearing out any obstructions in a timely manner will prevent problems from becoming more severe and costly in the long run. Your garbage disposal unit should also be inspected regularly for any signs of wear and tear.
It is important to note that while many materials can be safely disposed of in your garbage disposal, there are some items that should never go down these units because they may cause serious damage. Make sure that you only put approved items into your disposal, such as vegetable peelings and small amounts of soft food waste like eggshells and coffee grounds. Never put hard foods like bones or fruit pits into the disposal as this can lead to major clogs and problems with your plumbing system over time. Certified Plumbing of Brevard can help check off this box on your 2023 plumbing inspection checklist.
Check that your hot water heater is functioning properly. Regular water heater maintenance is crucial when it comes to safety. Old or worn-out parts can lead to leaks or even fires if they are not replaced in a timely manner. By scheduling regular maintenance checks for your hot water, heater you can ensure that these problems don’t occur in the first place, saving you time and money on repairs down the line. If there are any leaks from the tank or unusual sounds, then you should call a plumber right away. Certified Plumbing of Brevard knows just what to do with an unruly water heater.
Regular plumbing maintenance inspections can help prevent costly repairs by identifying issues before they develop into larger problems. By having an experienced plumber look over your system regularly, you can catch minor repairs before they turn into larger ones that require a more extensive repair job. Additionally, regular maintenance can extend the life of your pipes and fixtures by ensuring everything is functioning correctly. Also, regular maintenance can reduce utility bills by helping you identify any energy-inefficient components in your system.
Check Off Boxes with Certified Plumbing of Brevard
A concise plumbing inspection checklist for you to do at home. For the harder jobs, it’s easier to maintain with an annual plumbing inspection. An annual service protects and ensures your home is safe all year round. That’s why you’re better off taking on 2023 early with a plumbing inspection! Stay ahead of any plumbing disaster and keep your family safe by taking care of maintenance now. Preventative measures go a long way. Certified Plumbing of Brevard has over 40 years of plumbing experience. Trust us with any of your inspections or repairs in 2023! Give us a call at 321-676-0812 to plan ahead!