Plumbing & Electrical

Plumbing and electrical defects can cause significant monetary damage to a building and can result in life safety issues. Water leaks can also result from improper plumbing and mechanical systems. We frequently find:

  • Inadequate water pressure
  • Improperly installed water heaters and water heater vents
  • Improperly installed air unit vents and condensation drains
  • Improper installation of hangers and supports to prevent water hammer
  • Improperly installed back flow preventer valves
  • Corrosion and leaks in copper water piping
  • Non-functioning water shutoff valves
  • Waste pipe clean-outs buried inside walls
  • Excessive plumbing system sound transfer

Electrical Defects

Electrical defects can present life safety issues and can substantially increase exposure to voltage and ungrounded conditions without properly functioning circuit breakers or ground fault interrupts (GFI). Electrical defect issues include:

  • Improper selection and installation of outlets
  • Improper weather protection of exterior fixtures
  • Improper grounding of electrical fixtures
  • Improper installation of aluminum wiring
  • Improper labeling of panel directories