Most people think of their plumbing system in terms of their toilets and faucets. While these parts are essential, there are many other components to the plumbing system. They do everything, from moving water into the home to moving waste out. It is important to remember that even though it may seem out of reach, it should not be forgotten. This guide will help you understand the reasons you should have a professional inspect your pipes.
1. Detect Leaks
A pipe inspection is a great investment because it will help you detect leaks. These leaks can be hidden and cause water damage in different areas of your house, increasing the likelihood of mold growth, and even causing permanent structural damage.
Slow water leaks can also be expensive. They can lead to increased water bills and the need for you to repair waterlogged areas in your home, yard, or landscaping. Leakages can cause a loss of anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 gallons per year in a home.
You should have your pipes checked for leaks if you notice signs such as water spots, swampy grass, wall or ceiling stains, water spots or peeling paint, or drywall deterioration. A leak could also cause an unrelated increase in your water bills.
2. Blockages can be detected
Most likely, you will know when your drain is blocked. A clog in your toilet can prevent you from flushing waste properly, and a clog at the kitchen sink could cause problems with washing dishes or using the garbage disposal.
It is possible for waste to build up over time. For example, grease, toilet paper, and food residue can all accumulate in drains and drain lines. This causes water and waste to stop flowing freely from the home into the septic tank.
Roots from trees or shrubs can also cause blockage, as they spread through your pipes and get into your waste and water pipes. You will experience leaks and blockages as the roots grow through your pipes.
Chronic clogs that are affecting multiple drains within your home could indicate a blockage in one or more of the main drains. Both of these should be dealt with immediately to avoid clogs or leaks. An inspection of your pipes can help to locate and repair any blockages.
3. Prevent Health Hazards
An inspection of your pipes can determine whether or not you have lead pipes. Although the pipes themselves are not hazardous, the chemical reaction between the oxidized pipes and the chemicals used by the water treatment plants can increase the amount of lead in the water.
Infertility and kidney damage can be caused by lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can lead to neurological problems in children. This can affect their learning and behavior.
Lead pipes may be present in homes built before 1950. Your pipes could contain lead soldering if they were installed before 1980. An inspection of your pipes can determine whether lead is present or if any oxidation is possible.
Although you can have your household’s water tested to see if it is lead-free, most experts recommend that your home and water be inspected and replaced with lead pipes.
Your household’s health is dependent on the functioning of your plumbing and septic systems. A professional inspection of your pipes is a wise investment to protect your home’s plumbing system and septic system. Contact Clog Kings Plumbing today to schedule an inspection, repair, replacement, or maintenance appointment.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for St.pete Plumbing then look no further because we got you covered!