Woods PlumbingWood’s Plumbing has developed a whole house plumbing and safety inspection for our residential customers.

Why do I need a Whole House Plumbing Inspection?

Our whole house plumbing inspection is a detailed inspection of virtually all plumbing aspects of your residence. Each fixture or system is checked for proper function, and is given a letter grade to indicate its current condition and priority of the repairs that are needed.

Explanation of overall fixture condition grading system:

A – Very good, no faults noted, no repairs needed

B – Good condition, only minor faults noted, repairs could be made, but not required for continued use

C – Working condition, numerous faults noted, repairs should be made and would greatly enhance performance

D – Poor condition, major faults noted, repairs or replacement needed to prevent fixture failure

F – Very poor condition, working or not working, but safety faults noted, needs to be repaired or replaced immediately

After the inspection is completed, our technician will discuss the results with you and a copy of the completed inspection will be left with you. This should be of assistance in budgeting for needed repairs.

What is checked during a Whole House Plumbing Inspection?

The following checks are made during a whole house plumbing inspection.

Main Sewer Line

  • Visual check to locate clean outs, either single or double
  • Camera sewer main line from clean outs to street and sewer trunk line from cleanouts to inside house if clean outs are existing, maximum total length of 100 feet
  • Measure length of sewer line from house to municipal sewer entrance or septic tank to determine if  additional cleanouts are required
  • Ensure back water valve is working properly, if applicable

Water Service Entrance

  • Measure current water pressure
  • Check main shut off valve, determine type of valve and ensure it is working properly
  • Check pressure reducing valve to ensure it is working properly, if applicable
  • Check reduced pressure backflow regulator to ensure it is working properly, if applicable
  • Check any water piping subject to freezing for proper insulation
  • Determine type of water piping both outside and inside of house

Water Softener Loop or Sediment Filter

  • Check softener loop for leaks, determine type of shut off valve and ensure it is working properly
  • Check sediment filter for serviceability, determine type of shut off valve and ensure it is working properly
  • Check reverse osmosis system for leaks

Water Heater(s)

  • Check pressure and temperature relief valve for serviceability
  • Check condition of flue pipes
  • Check condition of water flexes and shut off valves
  • Check gas valve and gas flex condition
  • Check drain valve condition
  • Check expansion tank and drain pan condition where applicable
  • Determine water heater brand, serial number and date of manufacture
  • Check hot water recirculation pump, shut off and check valves where applicable

Evaporative Cooler(s)

  • Check water supply for condition
  • Determine type of shut off valve and ensure it is working properly
  • Check drain condition

Toilet(s)

  • Check all internal tank components to ensure they work properly and toilet flushes well
  • Check angle stop to ensure it is working properly
  • Check water supply for leaks or deterioration
  • Check tank to bowl gasket and bolts for serviceability
  • Check to ensure toilet is properly secured to floor, including caulking

Lavatories, Kitchen, Veggie, Bar and Laundry Sinks

  • Check faucet for leaks and ensure valves work properly
  • Check faucet aerator
  • Check sink pop up assembly or basket strainer to ensure it works properly and ensure sink drains well
  • Check p-trap for leaks
  • Check angle stops to ensure they work properly
  • Check water supply for leaks or deterioration
  • Check to see if cleanouts are accessible
  • Check waste disposal for working condition
  • Check dishwasher water supply and drain for leaks
  • Check reverse osmosis system for leaks and check when filters would need to be changed out

Whirlpool or Garden Tub(s)

  • Check access to whirlpool motors
  • Check faucet and valves for serviceability
  • Check drain to ensure it works properly

Shower(s) or Tub/Shower(s)

  • Check volume control and/or thermal control and/or diverter valves for working condition
  • Check temperature at tub or tub/shower valve matches temperature at water heater
  • Check tub stopper for working condition and tub drains well
  • Check shower head for condition

Washer Box

  • Check hot and cold water valves for serviceability
  • Check water supply hoses for type and serviceability
  • Check drain size
  • Check exposed p-trap for leaks
  • Check to see if cleanouts are accessible

Hose Bibs

  • Check for leaks
  • Check to see if they turn off completely
  • Check for vacuum breakers

Pool Fill Valve and Irrigation Supply

  • Check for leaks
  • Check vacuum breakers

And More……………

 

Prepaid Plumbing Service Agreement

Wood’s Plumbing is now offering prepaid plumbing service agreements to our residential customers. One of the many benefits contained in the service agreement is a free annual whole house plumbing and safety inspection. For more specific information see “Prepaid Plumbing Service Agreement” at this web site.

We are at your service

There are many reasons you may lose sleep, don’t let plumbing be one of them. Let Wood’s Plumbing perform a whole house plumbing and safety inspection of your residence to relieve any apprehension or anxiety you may have about the plumbing condition of your home.