5 Common Plumbing Issues in a New Build

Building a new home is an exciting process that can also be overwhelming. One of the most important aspects of your new construction is the plumbing system. That’s why Residential Inspector of America ensures that all your plumbing pipes, fixtures, and appliances are installed correctly through our new construction inspections. So, let’s look at some of the common plumbing issues of a new build.

5 Common Plumbing Issues of a New Build

1. Leaking Pipes

Water pipes are an essential feature of your plumbing system. However, some builders install pipes in the wrong places or with the incorrect fittings. Eventually, this leads to leaks and water damage in your new home. During your inspection, we will check all pipes, fittings, and valves to ensure they are correctly installed and don’t leak.

2. Incorrect Pipe Material

Different plumbing pipes have unique characteristics and are suitable for specific applications. If the builder installs the wrong type of pipe, it can cause pipe corrosion, leaks, and even complete pipe failure. This will come up during our inspections, and we’ll note the type of material used for your plumbing pipes, whether it’s copper, PVC, or PEX, to ensure it’s the appropriate material for the job.

3. Drain Blockages

In a new home, debris, dirt, and other construction materials can easily clog drains and cause slow drainage. Our inspectors will check all drains, including sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets, to ensure they are free from blockages and run smoothly.

4. Inadequate Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential in a plumbing system. We inspect all ventilation lines to ensure they are correctly installed and functioning correctly, preventing sewer gas from entering your home.

5. Water Heater Issues

A water heater is an essential part of your plumbing system. We will check the water heater’s installation, placement, and venting to ensure it is compliant with local codes and regulations. We will also verify that the thermostat is set correctly and that it heats the water to the correct temperature.

Get Your New Build Inspected Today

New homes are always being built here in Atlanta, GA, keeping our team at Residential Inspector of America busy. We take our job seriously, thoroughly inspecting every property throughout the building process. This gives you peace of mind, and it gives us confidence that your home is built right. We can also test for radon and check the grounds for termites. Need a commercial property inspection? We do that, too! So, give us a call today at (770) 476-4963.

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