Your plumbing lines need to be well-maintained. Has it been a while since you last had a plumber come to visit? That’s a good reason to schedule a professional inspection sometime soon. At least, at some point over the next few weeks. Right now, you might be saying, “Hey, wait, what’s wrong with my plumbing?” That’s an excellent question!
The Original Pipe Materials Are Wearing Out
Older homes also need timely upkeep. Without those repairs, the individual elements of your house could be decaying faster than you think they are. What this means is that the shock to your wallet will feel much worse later on. One of the main reasons why you need a plumbing line inspection has to do with the pipes. Depending on how old they are, the materials they were fabricated from are probably giving out. Polybutylene was once upon a time a favored resource for pipe manufacturers. Due to corrosion issues, however, it was banned. Black ABS pipes are another unexpected hazard. ABS is a component of the septic system that moves liquid and solid waste away from your home. The sad fact of the matter is, these pipes are prone to severe leakages and erratic breakdowns.
Outdated Codes Yield Modern Violations
When was your home first built? Have there been any renovations made since then? Although these questions sound inconsequential, they shouldn’t. Careful inspections can reveal housing violations caused by unsafe conditions. As a result, prospective buyers are obliged to schedule such inspections. The plumbing inspector can determine if the pipes you have right now are out of date or not.
Plumbing Systems with Dodgy “Fixes”
Many homeowners, especially those living years back, fancied themselves as DIY wizards. They’d attempt to fix any plumbing-related problems themselves. Ever notice how in TV shows and movies the “man of the house” is the one who deals with faulty plumbing? These suspect fixes are only temporary and aren’t likely to last for very long. Plumbers and other professional contractors can find and address these existing defects and potentially mend patchy work left behind by previous tenants.
All of Your Plumbing Needs from Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with just about anything plumbing-related! We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.