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More Blogs about Plumbing:

  1. So the water heater is older...what’s the big deal?

  2. Why is my water heater making strange (rumbling, gurgling, knocking or banging) noises?

  3. What are the pipes on my roof?

  4. Should I upgrade to a tankless water heater?

  5. How much does it cost to replace the plumbing in a house?

  6. How old is that water heater?

  7. Why is spray foam used for attic insulation?

  8. How do I get rid of the sewer gas smell in my house?

  9. What causes low water pressure in a house?

  10. What’s the powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater?

  11. Do you check the plumbing under the floor slab?

  12. What is a “cross connection” in a home’s plumbing system?

  13. What’s the flip-up handle on the water heater for?

  14. What is the difference between water service pipe and water supply pipe?

  15. My well water test came back positive for bacteria. What should I do?

  16. Do you test the well water?

  17. How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have?

  18. What is a saddle valve?

  19. What is a grinder pump?

  20. What can I do to make my water heater last longer?

  21. What is that little tank on top of the water heater for?

  22. What is that pipe sticking out of the ground in the yard?

  23. What are the minimum clearances around a toilet?

  24. What are the most common plumbing problems with older houses?

  25. What is a dielectric union?

  26. What is a heat pump water heater?

  27. What is the average life expectancy of CPVC pipe?

  28. What are the common problems to look for when the plumbing has been replaced in a house?

  29. What is the average life expectancy of copper pipe?

  30. What is the average life expectancy of PVC pipe?

  31. What is an FVIR water heater?

  32. What are the requirements for installing a gas appliance connector?

  33. Why is sunlight exposure bad for PVC pipe?

  34. What is the loose wire sticking out of the ground under the gas meter for?

  35. Is the hot water faucet handle required to be on the left?

  36. How can I locate my septic tank?

  37. Why is a backflow preventer required on lawn sprinkler systems?

  38. What do the ABS, PVC, CPVC, PB, and PEX plumbing pipe names mean?

  39. Should I seal the washing machine drain hose to the standpipe?

  40. How can I tell if a house is connected to a septic tank or sewer?

  41. How do you find a broken water pipe leak under the floor slab?

  42. Why is there water in my water heater drain pan?

  43. What is a sediment trap or dirt leg?

  44. My spa tub stopped working. What’s wrong?

  45. Which plumbing fixtures require water shut off valves in a home?

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Welcome to our blog!
We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

Unfortunately, over two million Flushmate III systems were voluntarily recalled by Sloan, in cooperation with the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission), in 2012 and an additional 360,00 in 2014. Hundreds of reports of the tanks exploding, causing property damage and, in some cases, impact and laceration injuries from the flying shards of fractured tank wall were the reason for the recall. Sloan offered a free repair kit for all recalled systems. The unit in the photo at the top of the page was part of the recall. Here’s a closer view of the label on top of the Flushmate, below.

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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