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What Does a Plumbing Inspector Do?

Why Do You Need a Qualified Plumber to Inspect Your System

A plumbing inspector is a plumber that specializes in performing inspections of plumbing systems to check that they are safe, legal, and installed by professionals. The government is the largest employer of such inspectors, with some hiring full time staff, while others outsource it to licensed inspectors when required. To work as an inspector, individuals must be qualified and licensed as a plumber, with extra certification that allows them to work as a plumbing inspector.

On new construction sites, the inspector must check the plumbing systems and appliances as they are installed to confirm that the installation is legal and within building code regulations. The inspector will inspect vents, faucets, traps, lines and fixtures. They will ask for proof that the plumbers performing the work are fully licensed and their licenses are up to date. Some inspectors choose to specialize as a residential or commercial plumbing service, while others inspect both. If any installations fail the inspection, the builder will be fined, and the problems found by the inspector have to be rectified.

After major renovations that may involve plumbing systems, the inspector could be sens again to check the safety and legality of it. This is especially important when individuals retrofit vintage plumbing systems, as mistakes are expensive or dangerous when people are replacing whole systems. Plumbing inspectors are also called when a problem with a system begins, like if the water company thinks a restaurant is pouring grease directly into the sewerage system.

For plumbers that do not like field work, they can work as plan examiners. They check proposed layouts for plumbing and plans to see whether the system complies with all the plumbing codes. Having plans passed is an important part of the process when applying for a building permit. When plumbing systems are checked on site, the inspector consults the plans to see whether the physical plumbing actually matches the proposed plan, and they can request an explanation if there is any variation.

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(323) 364-8587.


Gateway Rooter and Plumbing
Address: 285 N Main St Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (323) 364-8587

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