Drains Flagged in a Home Inspection
Episode 4 of "Home Inspections from A to Z"
Drain are commonly checked by home inspectors and almost always flagged in your home inspection process.
Plumbing in general can be an intimidating area to tackle for a lot of homeowners. Common issues like leaks or corrosion, are relatively easy to deal with and less expensive to repair. However, left uncorrected can lead to bigger issues and more costly repairs. For example, a small leak in your drain can slowly damage and rot out the floor of the cabinet if not addressed immediately. Cabinets should be looked at as a piece of furniture bolted to your wall. Making repairs to cabinets is something that usually requires a specialist, making things cost more than a routine maintenance.
In our ‘Home Inspection from A-Z' video featuring Drains, we take a look at a slow draining sink. By pulling the drain apart, cleaning it out, and re-assembling the drain we were able to make a Qwik repair. Taking us about 30 minutes to complete the task. In some cases, the cause of slow drainage is located further down the drain line. Not in a place that can be taken apart and cleaned. In those cases, a snake is needed to reach further down the drain. Helping to push through debris or pull back a clog and removing it completely. Next time you think about flushing baby wipes, floss, or other items consider these issues occurring in your drain.
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