When it comes to plumbing in homes only one word should come to mind; inspection. It is very important to be attentive of your plumbing system and to inspect it as things happen and it is best to prevent worse things from happening. Here are some plumbing inspecting tips for those who are looking to purchase a home on the market. Here is what Anta Plumbing recommends to be looking out for. Water Leaks in both the joints and shut off valves. In terms of water flow and blockages and rust build up a good thing to do is run two faucets simultaneously and check the water pressure to conclude that the pressure is sufficient. It is important to have proper dielectric union between copper and galvanized steel in order to prevent blockage and rust.
When focusing on a hot water heater you want to take things into consideration. Make sure it is producing hot water of course. Make sure the hot water heater flu has positive air flow to the chimney or the roof. You want to be attentive of a splash sound coming from the hot water heater, this is a sign that the hot water has residue building up at the bottom of the tank and the hot water heater is approaching the end of its functionality. In order to make sure it is properly connected make sure it has three screws per joint.
When it comes to plumbing waste lines there are usually five different types. PVC, galvanized steel, copper, lead and black steel iron. In homes you will find a sewage injector pump; this type of machinery is used as a lift system for your bathroom waste. It should include two waste lines. In order to test to make sure it is working, you can test it by flushing the toilet or running water usually for a few minutes you want to be listening for the pump to engage. If it does then you know it is working properly. You also want to be sure that there is a cover sealed around the pipes. This is required in order to stop sewage gas from escaping.
Guaranteed if you look out for these things when inspecting you shouldn’t have any problems. If you don’t want to inspect it yourself, and you don’t mind spending the cash, because your unfamiliar with plumbing, you can get the checklist ready and hire a plumber to inspect everything for you.