Plumbing & Water Heater Inspection
What we look for...
Age of Water Heater
Nothing lasts forever, and that's okay! We can often determine the age of an appliance from it's serial number or label. We'll then cross-reference it's age with the appliances' average life expectancy to help you make an informed decision.
Water heater label. We can get some useful info here, such as the manufacture date, volume, and fuel usage.
Type of Piping
It is important to know the type of piping because some odler types have limitations or known defects such as cast-iron, polybutylene, or galvanized steel, which may be reaching their life expectancy in many homes.
We'll help you to interpret the results of our findings.
A cast-iron drain pipe. This type of pipe is known to deteriorate from the inside out, so wince we can see the the deterioration on the exterior, failure may be imminent.
Location of Emergency Shutoff
We'll locate your main shutoffs, which are important for maintenance, and even in emergencies.
Main water shutoff. It is very important for any homeowner to know the location of this shutoff in case of emergency or water leak.
Repairs & Modifications
Repairs are inevitable, but how they're carried out is important. Improper repairs can be cause for a closer look, while quality upgrades can bring peace of mind.
We'll help to show you the difference.
A sump pump tied into a water collection system. This rainwater collection system was built to collect excess water from around the property.
Sometimes things just aren't installed correctly, or are not up to modern standards. We can help you to understand the state of the property, and prepare you with the info to make a judgement on further actions.
TPR (Temperature-Pressure Relief) Valve Capped. This valve on the side of a water heater is there to release water if the unit overheats - which keeps the unit from exploding. This one was capped, preventing this safety device from functioning.
Nothing lasts forever, and that's okay. We are trained to spot signs of deterioration and in common causes, ensuring we know where to look and how to interpret what we see.
Deteriorated Drain Pipe. This pipe is decaying, and without any moisture present, it would seem this is happening from the inside-out. This pipe will be prone to leaking.