You not only expect to take days off from work, you plan to! More than that, you expect to be paid for most of them, including vacations and holidays. Well, what if your plumbing could cop an attitude and say, for example, that you could expect it to shut itself down 5 days a year. How about just one? How about just 6 hours? Whatever length of time, you’d no doubt be equal parts annoyed and fearful.

Okay, so plumbing can’t talk or deliberately shut itself off. But deliberate or not, that’s exactly what you can expect unless you take proper care of it. More to the point – unless you let the licensed and experienced plumbers at PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling handle it for you.

We call it our preventive maintenance service precisely because there’s no better description. And while an inspection can’t prevent every problem, it can go a very long way toward ensuring you and your family maximum comfort, convenience, and safety.

Plumbing Inspection Basics

Leaks and clogs happen. In most cases, they don’t require a lot of fuss to get things back to normal. But sometimes these issues could point to larger problems like corroded pipes, poorly installed fixtures, a sewer blockage, and more. Here’s what you can expect during a PC plumbing inspection.

  • Check all areas where problems could be lurking like under cabinets, in crawl spaces, around the water heater and other water-using appliances.
  • Examine fixtures, supply lines, and drains for flow problems.
  • Inspect sinks, toilets, showers, and outside faucets.
  • Check pipe connections and water pressure.
  • Test emergency water shut-off valves.
  • Inspect washing machine hoses for loose connections, leaks, and splits.
  • Inspect whole-house water filtration system if applicable.
  • Perform a main-line sewer camera inspection if deemed necessary.


Increased Safety – For every leak you see, there are bound to be others you can’t – at least not in time to prevent damage. Even the smallest trickle behind a cabinet or wall can foster mold growth and cause sheetrock, ceilings and sub-flooring to rot.

Extended Lifespan – Early detection and repair of leaks, damaged pipes, valves, and connections helps keep all plumbing fixtures and systems in tip-top shape while warding off premature failure.

Savings – Household water leaks not only waste gallons of water each month – thus raising your water bill – but left unattended can result in more costly and damaging scenarios down the road.

What’s the right frequency for a whole-house plumbing inspection? Most experts agree that annual inspections are critical to top plumbing performance, fewer repairs, added safety, and extended equipment life. If it’s been a year or longer since your last inspection, contact PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling today.