Plumbing Inspection

Plumbing Issues During Home Inspections

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When buying a house – whether old or new – you should always have your drainage system examined before you make any kind of decision. Homeowners who have never had their plumbing system inspected should also do so as a preventative and diagnostic measure.

Unlike landscaping, plumbing is not for cosmetic purposes. You can live with dull-colored wallpapers in your living room, but you can never live with a toilet that can’t flush. If your home has leaking pipes, clogged drains, any other kind of drainage problem, it should be addressed as soon as possible. A minor plumbing problem can develop into a major nuisance if left unattended.

At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we are certified plumbing inspectors who use top-of-the-line diagnostic plumbing technology to help homeowners and potential home buyers known the drainage condition of their home.

While you may notice minor and obvious plumbing problems like clogged sinks and toilets, there are some other serious issues, like illegal water pipes, that you may not be aware of. That is why you need a plumbing inspection for your home. Such plumbing issues can pose potential health risks to your family or result in you being cited or written up for building code violations.

Here are some of the common plumbing issues that our experienced home inspectors at Arnold Investigative Engineering examine:


Our inspectors will check for signs of mold, mildew, and fungus caused by water leakages from faulty pipes or cracks in the walls. They will also check for signs of water leakages by examining wood panels located near water pipes. Wood panels that are rotting or have circular stains on them are obvious signs of water leakage.

Lead in pipes

Lead in water in a serious health hazard and is caused by old pipes and fixtures. Most residential areas are supplied with soft water which is known for causing leaching in pipes. Our home inspectors will check whether your home has lead or galvanized piping system and advise you accordingly.

Water meters

Our inspectors will also check whether the shut-off valve in the water meter is working properly. It is vital for you to accompany your inspector and know where the shut-off valve is located in the meter. It can prove to be very helpful in the case of an emergency. Shutting off the valve should result to no water coming out of the taps in your house.

Cross-sectional plumbing issues

A cross-sectional problem occurs when the water meant for domestic purposes is contaminated by another water source or vice versa. This could pose a serious health risk to you and your family. You wouldn’t want to drink bathroom water or even sewage water, would you? So, book a plumbing home inspection with us today! Our experienced home inspectors will thoroughly examine the piping system of your home and ensure that everything is going to where it’s supposed to be.

At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we care about your health and the condition of your home. We will not only inspect your plumbing system but also examine the general condition of your home. Don’t hesitate to call us for a thorough home inspection!


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