What is a plumbing inspection and why do you need one?

If you suspect that there is a problem with the plumbing in your home or you want to give yourself peace of mind that everything is operating correctly, having a qualified plumber take a look will make sure that your pipes and taps are in full working order. A plumber will be able to identify any potential problems in your home before they develop into anything serious, and this could save you money on costly repairs in future. Allow us to talk you through what a plumber can look out for and why an inspection is worthwhile.

What is covered in a plumbing inspection?

A qualified plumber can inspect all the important aspects of the plumbing system in your home, including:


Pipes are one of the first things to be checked, as making sure these are in good condition is essential to continuing to pump water around your home. They can also check sewer lines and drain lines. A competent plumber will ensure there is no risk of blockages or leaks.


Taps or showerheads can also be checked to make sure that there is no risk of faults or leaks. Dripping taps can waste multiple litres of water per day, which can cause a significant increase to your water bills. This makes it important to identify and fix these as soon as possible.


Toilets are another important part of your plumbing to check, as they have many working parts which make them difficult to fix. Testing the flush and checking the tank will help to identify if there is any problem so that it can be fixed immediately.

Why should you arrange a plumbing inspection?

It is worthwhile to arrange a plumbing inspection in the following circumstances:

You are buying a home

If you are in the process of moving house or are currently viewing different properties, it is worthwhile to check the plumbing systems of each one. If you are making a big investment like this, the last thing you will want is to have to invest further in repairing pipes and updating the plumbing once you have moved in, as this will cause significant inconvenience to you and your family.

You are selling a home

As with buying a home, checking your plumbing is just as important when selling your home. When arranging viewings with potential buyers and progressing with the sale, it is worthwhile to check the plumbing to make sure there are no problems likely to arise in the near future that could put your buyer off.

You want to avoid plumbing emergencies

We recommend arranging an inspection on an annual basis, as this can help to identify problems with pipes or taps before they become more severe. A significant leak or water pressure failure could require a costly emergency callout, so having an inspection carried out can help to avoid this happening.

If you notice any potential problems with the plumbing in your home, or you want to put your mind at ease that everything is working as it should, our qualified plumbers can help. At Platinum Plumbers, we are plumbing experts with years of experience who can identify any problems and carry out high-quality repairs to minimise disruption to your home. Call 020 8855 0361 or email to get booked in with us as soon as possible.

2022-09-28T09:45:54+00:00 August 31st, 2022|