Category Archives: Plumbing

When the inspector is in the kitchen one of the first things that should be done is turning on the water at the sink(s) so they can begin to fill up while inspecting other portions of the kitchen. It is extremely important to check all of the piping below for any leaks after draining the […]

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The water heater age is one thing that will always be important to your clients, so it is important that the inspector knows how to properly look up the age of the water heater. Any water heater that is older than 10 years should be noted under Repair/Replace. Please review the below procedure:   NACHI […]

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When the inspector is at the water heater the water pipe connections need to be checked for any leaking or corrosion. Make sure to use your hands while checking these pipes because the leak could be too small to see visually. Please review the entire procedure below. NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing […]

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While you are at the exterior of the house you should inspect the exterior faucets for proper operation. You will use your pressure gauge to check the exterior faucet and will want to check for any leaking. Please review the entire procedure below. If you are inspecting a condo or townhouse where the exterior is […]

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While inspecting the water heater the inspector should always check to make sure that the TPR valve is the proper material and is discharging at least 6″ inches from the floor. If you are not able to see where the pipe discharges (i.e., it goes into a wall or floor) it should be called out […]

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While the inspector is at the water heater they will need to use a gas detector to check for any gas leaks. There is a slow and methodical way that the inspector should use the gas detector in order to make sure that no gas leaks are missed. The gas detector of choice for Axium […]

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When the inspector is at the water heater the draft diverter should be inspected. You would want to check if it is secure by using your hand but you should be careful because sometimes this vent can be very hot. Most importantly, the inspector wants to make sure that it is secure. Please review the […]

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When you are inspecting the basement or the crawlspace there is a good chance that you will run into a sump pump. This is among one of the more important items that your clients will want to know if it is working properly. Please review the procedure below for the proper way to inspect a […]

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While the inspector is inspecting the water heater it is important to determine for the client that the water heater fired properly. One of the ways that this can be shown is by making sure that the picture that you take shows the flame. Please review the below procedure:   NACHI SOP International Standards of […]

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While the inspector is at the Water Heater they will want to take a clear picture of the ignition system setting so it is known what to set the dial back at after the system is operated. Please review the procedure below.   NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection […]

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