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Benefits of a Plumbing Inspection for New Homeowners


Winchester PlumberWhen you purchase a new home, it is important that a thorough inspection be made. Regular inspections, prior to signing the final papers, does not cover minute details on plumbing. Many problems can occur regarding pipes, joints, sewers and other water issues, after moving in.

This inspection will cover all parts of the water system, including piping for incoming water and disposal of wastes. If it is discovered that something is wrong, a licensed plumber will make the needed repairs. This plumber will be highly qualified in both education and experience. He will also be licensed, insured and bonded.

When a home is constructed, it must meet specified building codes. While older homes met codes in effect at the time, the type of plumbing materials differed a great deal from what is used today and can wear out. Older pipe can rust or split, joints can become unsealed, sewer pipe can be broken by roots and other things can happen.

Currently PC pipe is used for a large percent of a new home’s plumbing. However, many older homes used a different kind of pipe at installation. Even PC pipe can have a weak spot or a connection problem. Having an expert plumber make a thorough inspection, will assure that any flaws will quickly be discovered. This can save you hundreds of dollars in plumbing bills.

After you have lived in your new home for a while, sometimes things such as a leak in the wall or a clogged toilet can occur. When this happens, water quickly backs up and can cause a great deal of damage if not taken care of immediately. Fortunately, plumbers have a emergency service and can respond quickly in such a situation.

Equipped with the latest equipment and experience they will use a video camera, snake, water jetting, new pipe or whatever is required, to take care of the problem. Always aware of a home owner’s concerns, they will make the needed repairs and leave the area clean and in good condition. A plumbing inspection will prevent any problems that can occur later, at an inconvenient time.

Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Winchester area? Call Powell’s Plumbing at (540) 665-8196 and schedule a service call today!

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