Inspector’s Insight: Accessing Backflow Valves, Main Stacks, and Cleanouts

Dear Property Owners, Here’s a vital tip from an inspector’s lens: Ensure easy access to your backflow water valves, main stack, and plumbing cleanouts. Why does it matter? Let’s break it down:

Backflow Water Valves:

When your backflow valve is inaccessible—like when buried in concrete—it’s a red flag. Imagine a plumbing emergency! Quick access can prevent costly damage and safeguard your water quality.

Main Stack:

Hidden behind drywall, your main stack might seem out of sight, out of mind. But what if there’s a leak? Access is key for early detection, minimizing water damage, and ensuring proper repairs.

Plumbing Cleanouts:

These access points are lifelines for your plumbing system. If blocked or buried, routine maintenance becomes a nightmare. Keep them clear to avoid backups and costly repairs. In our accompanying video, see the consequences of inaccessible backflow valves and hidden main stacks.

Don’t wait for a disaster—take action now! Ensure easy access to these critical components to safeguard your home. It’s a small investment in peace of mind and property protection. Stay vigilant, stay proactive.

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Overview Property Inspection
Pierre Papineau

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