Plumbing Inspection

1. Dye Test All Toilets

VALUE TO YOU – The purpose of this test is to determine if your toilet has a money wasting leak. A large leak could waste hundreds of gallons of water each day and add several hundred dollars to your annual water and sewer bill. If you are on a septic tank, the same leak could be even more expensive.

2. Check All Faucets for Leaks

VALUE TO YOU – A leaky faucet can waste over 200 gallons of water per day. See chart for cost approximation. Also, allowing faucets to continue leaking can cause further damage to the faucet resulting in more expensive repairs.

3. Check All Exposed Hot & Cold Water Supply Lines

VALUE TO YOU – Supply lines can deteriorate and even rupture. Deteriorated lines can usually be detected and replaced before a serious leak and damage occurs.

4. Check All Sink Piping

VALUE TO YOU – Corroded and deteriorated traps can be detected and replaced before they cause problems.

5. Check All Fixtures and Drains

VALUE TO YOU – Fixture drains that are not “free running” are likely to become completely plugged.

6. Check All Washing Machine Hoses

VALUE TO YOU – Hoses deteriorate with age and can rupture and cause damage.

7. Check All Lawn Faucets

VALUE TO YOU – Unrepaired leaks waste money and the absence of vacuum breakers can be hazardous.

8. Check All Emergency Water Shut-Off Valves for Proper Operation and Tag Main Emergency Shut-Offs

VALUE TO YOU – Non-working emergency shut offs are of no use when really needed and can fail when used, causing a bigger problem.

Gas Hot Water Heater Inspection

Check and Clean Main Burner and Pilot

WHY? – Rust scale and/or dirt in or on the main burner or pilot light can cause improper fuel/air mixture and can lead to carbon or soot buildup.

Inspect Flue Pipe

WHY? – Flue pipe corrosion or leaks are dangerous. They could allow combustion by-products and carbon monoxide to enter your home.

Check for Proper Vent Draft

WHY? – Improper or back drafting (flue spillage) from your water heater could allow the excessive formation of carbon monoxide.

Check for Gas Leaks

WHY? – We will leak check the gas line from the water heater shut off valve to the burners. Undetected gas leaks are dangerous and result in higher gas bills.

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

WHY? – Leaks may indicate a serious problem. When leaks are found early, appropriate action can be taken.

Check Operation of Emergency Gas Shut-Off

WHY? – If you are not aware of where the emergency water cutoff is located, or if it is inoperable, this could cause a costly problem if you have a leak.

Check Temperature and Pressure Safety Relief Valve

WHY? – A non-functional safety relief valve may not open when it is needed. This could result in the pressure building up to extremely high and dangerous levels.

Check Drain Valve Operaion

WHY? – The drain valve is used for flushing sediment from the tank and draining the water heater in case of repairs and/or replacement.

Electric Hot Water Heater Inspection

1. Check Operation of All Elements

WHY? – One or more heating elements can be burned out and you may be going without an adequate supply of hot water needlessly.

2. Check Thermostat Operation

WHY? – It may be possible to reduce your thermostat setting, saving money on your electric bill, and still assure an adequate supply of water.

3. Check Condition of Wiring

WHY? – Loose or worn wiring can lead to loss of hot water and can be dangerous.

4. Check for Water Leaks

WHY? – Leaks may indicate a serious problem. When leaks are found early, appropriate action can be taken.

5. Check Operation of Emergency Cut-Off

WHY? – If you are not aware of where the emergency water cutoff is located, or if it is inoperable, this could cause a costly problem if you have a leak.

6. Check Temperature and Pressure Safety Relief Valve

WHY? – A non-functional safety relief valve may not open when it is needed. This could result in the pressure building up to extremely high and dangerous levels.

7. Check Drain Valve

WHY? – The drain valve is used for flushing sediment from the tank and draining the water heater in case of repairs and/or replacement.

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