Elements of Inspection


The testing of the plumbing system includes determining the types of plumbing supply/waste lines that are present and their condition. Testing for usable water flow and drainage at all fixtures is performed. We will verify the presence of hot and cold water at their correct locations.


A general plumbing inspection will review:

  • Water distribution system
  • Interior water piping
  • Exterior hose bibs
  • Venting system
  • Sinks
  • Bathtubs and showers
  • Toilets
  • Water heater
  • Gas service
  • Waste system and piping

In bathrooms, we will flush all toilets 3-4 times to verify proper operation. Tubs and sinks are filled, drained and reviewed to determine present of active leaking. Showers will be run for approximately 10 minutes and reviewed. Floor drains are not within the scope of these inspections.

We cannot review parts of the plumbing system that are concealed.