What’s Involved in a Plumbing Inspection?

Plumbing inspections are an essential part of your home’s regular maintenance plan. In this article, we’re going to take you through the process of a plumbing inspection, who can perform plumbing inspections, and give you a rough idea of what a plumbing inspection may cost. After reading this article, we think you’ll agree that plumbing inspections are worth the money.


What is a Plumbing Inspection?

A professional plumbing inspection is a thorough review of your home’s plumbing to investigate its current condition. Below you will find a list of what should be examined during a proper plumbing inspection:


A List of What's Included in a Plumbing Inspection in Houston

Why are Plumbing Inspections Important?

Protect Your Home – Even a minor plumbing problem can cause severe damage to your home’s structure and property. It’s these small issues that are most difficult to locate with the untrained eye and, if overlooked, can quickly become a much more significant concern over time. Having a plumbing inspection performed by an experienced plumber can help prevent a plumbing nightmare from occurring.

Save You Money – The damage that can occur from even the smallest of leaks can be costly to repair. Often, it’s not only the structure of the home that gets damaged but personal property like pictures and keepsakes as well. The small investment required to have a plumbing inspection performed is far less than what the repair and replacement of your drywall, floors, and ceilings could cost.

Peace Of Mind – It can be scary when a homeowner first locates a leak and wonders where it’s coming from, not to mention the damage it may have caused. Don’t let leaks get the upper hand and make sure they’re located and repaired quickly by scheduling a routine plumbing inspection. It’s a great comfort for a homeowner to have the peace of mind knowing that their home’s plumbing system is safe and in proper working order.

How Often Should Plumbing Be Inspected?

Plumbing companies commonly suggest that you have a plumbing inspection conducted in your home at least every two years. If your home is older than forty years, and you’ve never had the plumbing replaced, we recommend annual plumbing inspections.

Who Can Inspect My Plumbing?

A plumbing inspection should only be performed by a professional plumbing company with experienced and licensed plumbers. Do some online research about the plumbing company you’re considering and look at their reviews. You can learn a lot about local plumbing companies and their credibility just by reading their reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook.


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How Much Does a Plumbing Inspection Cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost for a plumbing inspection is around $165. At Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services, one of our licensed plumbers will conduct a plumbing inspection of your home for Only $149.

Plumbing Inspection vs VIP Maintenance Plan

Now that you know what is involved in a plumbing inspection and the importance of having them performed, it’s time to schedule one. Whether you’re building a new home or moving into an older home, a plumbing inspection is an important part of your plumbing maintenance schedule.

In addition to our standalone plumbing inspection, Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services offers a VIP Maintenance Plan for just $149 a year.

The VIP maintenance Plan is an excellent way for homeowners to not only have a thorough plumbing inspection performed but also a video inspection of your entire sewer line. After checking your sewer line, your Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning technician will locate your home’s main water supply valve, show you where it is and what to do if there’s a leak in your home. We’ll even leave behind a bottle of our BioOne Drain Treatment, which uses natural enzymes (instead of caustic chemicals) to keep your drains clear.

On top of the additional services with the VIP Maintenance Plan, you’ll also be afforded priority scheduling, extended warranties, and a discount of 10% OFF Any Service, No Limit!

Call now to sign up for the best plumbing maintenance plan in Houston.

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