On The Inspection:

On the inspection, we will located and inspect the main shut-off valves, which includes both the water supply shut-off valve and the main fuel supply shut-off valve.  The heating equipment (water heater, boiler, etc) is also inspected as well as the associated components - venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, and any bracing that be supporting the heating equipment.  Just as we check for air flow with the HVAC - we will inspect the faucet fixtures for functionality and flow. Other plumbing features typically observed include toilet and kitchen waste disposal operations, tubs and showers, vent system, and sump pumps if present.

The report will provide more information on the components used in the plumbing system, make appropriate recommendations, and discuss any deficiencies observed with the plumbing functionality or its components.

Typical Residential Water Heater
Tips For Home Owners:
  • Become friends with your water main shut-off, which is normally located in the basement near the water heater or is in the meter box, outside the home, near the street curb.  The valve to shut the water off will most likely require a shut-off key, which can be purchased at a hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards.  It is very important to learn how to do this incase of pipe bursts, or you need to do major plumbing repairs to the home. 

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Open Water Main Meter Box