Plumbing is one of the most essential systems in a residential or commercial building. Plumbing can refer to fixtures such as tubs or sinks; to pipes that bring or take away water (or sewage) from such fixtures; or pipes for underground sprinkler systems etc. Gas supply lines or heating pipes are also considered part of the plumbing system. Naturally, while purchasing a commercial or residential property, checking the condition of the plumbing should be your top priority. However, this takes a seasoned eye as there are several areas to check and a lot of issues to keep in mind. Opting for professional building inspections is better as the inspectors are all trained to look at all the right places and find faults that are not easy for amateurs to be aware of.
Building Inspectors Check for Specifications and Rusting
Another area where building inspectors can help you with plumbing issues is in the case of suitable pipes or broken pipes. Not all pipes can be safely used in all areas of the building. Pipes of different material, size and specification must be used for specific purpose if the building is to conform to the standards set by the authorities. And then again, rusting is a common issue with plumbing that can result in broken and damaged pipes. Home inspectors will also check to ensure that the right specification of pipes have been used and that there are no broken or rusty sections anywhere in the system.
If you have problems with your water system or water pipes, call a plumber.