When moving in or selling a house, ensuring that the plumbing systems work nicely should be one of the most important factors to check. Otherwise, you’ll regret moving into a house or risk tainting your credibility upon selling your property.

How do drain inspections work?

Drain inspectors from private agencies work differently compared to home inspectors. Home inspectors only check three things: does the water run from taps, are the drains empty, or do toilets flush. While these things are all good, you would need an in-depth check, especially if the house is old or the house hasn’t been inspected for years. Drain inspectors can give you that thorough service.

What are the inspections services that drain inspectors cover? Here are some of them:

  1. Water filtration systems check-up;
  2. Inspection of fixtures, drains, and supply lines;
  3. Inspection of all exposed plumbings, including valves and traps on kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms;
  4. Inspection of venting systems;
  5. Inspection of sinks, showers, and toilets;
  6. Inspection of the water tank or tankless water heater;
  7. CCTV inspection of the insides of drains and sewer pipes located underground;
  8. Shut-off valve inspection;
  9. Sump pump and discharge inspection.
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Why You Should Schedule Inspection Annually

Schedule Inspection Annually
  1. Early detection:
    A house is like the human body. Every once in a while, even without symptoms,, one should go through medical tests to rule out any underlying medical condition and early detection as well. This idea is the same for why you should annually schedule a general drain system inspection.
    Early detection through annual inspections reaps heaps of benefits. One, the cost associated with the fixing process wouldn’t be as costly compared to when the problem grew into something “damaged beyond repair.”
  2. Drain inspections get to the bottom of the problem.
    Drain inspectors have the knowledge, experience, and up to date equipment to effectively get to the bottom of the drainage problem. Drain inspections evolved from breaking the ground into employing tiny CCTVs to go inside the pipes even if they’re underground.
    The tiny CCTV reveals in real-time, all the underlying problems a pipe might have (and is usually the answer to some of the most mysterious pipe problems). The video or image captured is sent for the engineer’s viewing pleasure above.
  3. Increase the value of your property
    You might think that drains are the least of your problems when it comes to increasing a property’s value, but it’s actually the opposite. Your drain’s condition is one of the things considered by your local assessor.
    A well maintained or upgraded drainage system is such a bonus point in the assessor’s chart. So if you’re considering selling your house at an acceptable price point, have your drainage systems checked.

Final thought

Home inspections can only do so much as to cover basic inspections. Opt for specialized agencies that cater to in-depth drainage inspections. They are all around guys, which doesn’t only do inspections but can also fix drainage problems and the likes.

Avoid clog, breaks, fissures, root intrusions, or build-ups by scheduling a drainage inspection every year. Prevent the hassle of extra costs and replacements by detecting the problem early.