Inspection Of Plumbing Systems

New York Residential Home Inspectors

During our inspections, our home inspectors will observe and report on various visibly and readily accessible components, systems, and conditions related to the plumbing system. This includes the interior water supply and distribution systems, drain, waste, and vent systems, water heating equipment and vents, fuel storage and fuel distribution systems, drainage sumps, sump pumps, ejector pumps, and related piping, as well as active leaks.

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All in The Pipes!

Our home inspectors will operate all readily accessible fixtures and faucets, domestic hot water systems, drain pumps, waste ejector pumps, and test the water supply at random locations for functional flow. We will also test waste lines from random sinks, tubs, and showers for functional drainage to ensure proper functioning of the plumbing system.

In our reports, we provide detailed descriptions of the water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials, water heating equipment including capacity and energy source, and the location of the main water and main fuel shut-off valves. We also state whether the water supply and waste disposal systems are public, private, or unknown.

Plumbing Inspection Limitations:

It’s important to note that there are certain limitations to our inspections as per the state regulations. Our home inspectors are not required to operate any main, branch or fixture valve, except faucets, or determine water temperature. We do not observe or report on any system that is shut down or secured, plumbing components that are not readily accessible, exterior plumbing components or systems, or underground drainage systems. We also do not observe or report on fire sprinkler systems, evaluate the potability of water supply, or observe and report on water conditioning equipment including softener and filter systems.

Additionally, our home inspectors do not operate freestanding or built-in appliances, observe or report on private water supply systems, test shower pans, tubs, and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage, observe or report on gas supply systems for materials, installation or leakage, or evaluate the condition and operation of water wells and related pressure tanks and pumps, the quality or quantity of water from on-site water supplies, or the condition and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems such as cesspools, septic tanks, drain fields, related underground piping, conduit, cisterns, and equipment.

Our home inspectors also do not observe, operate, and report on fixtures and faucets if the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance, record the location of any visible fuel tank on the inspected property that is not within or directly adjacent to the structure, observe or report on any spas, saunas, hot-tubs, or jetted tubs, or observe or report on any solar water heating systems.

New York Home Inspection Services

Take some time to learn what is involved with a home inspection in New York State. Each inspection service is outlined with items required by the state and will give you an understanding of what our certified inspectors will be evaluating.

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Once our inspection is complete, we provide you with a detailed report that includes our findings, along with recommendations for repairs or maintenance, if necessary. Our goal is to arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your home.

With our InterNACHI certification, prompt and reliable service, you can trust MB Home Inspections to deliver thorough and professional home inspections in Rockland County, NY, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection and let us help you make your home buying or selling process smoother and more informed!

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