When it comes to plumbing, the cliché ‘out of sight, out of mind’ does not really ring true. Every seasoned homeowner knows that one of the most frustrating sources of headache in the house could be those things that you don’t see, specifically, in the form of your plumbing system. Clogged drains, broken sewer pipes and leaky tanks – everybody knows what a nightmare these things could be. It’s no wonder at all that if you ask for advice about home maintenance and such, one of the top things on the list is this: a schedule for a Boulder plumbing inspection.
If you’re like most Americans, you’d probably received advices about getting your house’s plumbing inspected but had put it off every now and then, arguing about the costs of an inspection. Well, believe it or not, putting off an inspection of your house’s pipes and drains could actually shell out more bucks from your budget in the long run.
Take it as your house’s regular trip to the doctor – a Boulder plumbing inspection is one of those maintenance procedures that will prove, in the long run, to be more cost-effective than you’d actually thought of. Remember whenever they say ‘prevention is better than cure’? So is true for your home: inspection costs are better than repair costs. Doing a regular inspection of your plumbing system lets you know the condition of your pipes, sewer, tanks and other plumbing stuff and allow you to correct problems before they get out of hand. Hence, you’ll save on the costs of repair that an unaddressed problem, like a leaking pipe, could result into.
Aside from being an important maintenance procedure, an inspection of a house’s plumbing system is also a must-do if you’re planning to buy a property. Knowing about the condition of the property’s plumbing, including the potential problems that it could develop into, could help you negotiate the selling price into a fair and reasonable one.
So, how often should you schedule a Boulder plumbing inspection? Well, experts advise that you do it at least once a year. The cost of a visit from a certified plumber plays around $200 – $400. This includes extensive inspection of your plumbing system, particularly a search for burst pipes, leaky septic tanks and other problems that might worsen when not addressed right away.
Finding a certified plumber to do the inspection is pretty easy nowadays. Most of these companies have online presence now so you’ll surely find a reputable one through an online search.