No one likes to think about the inner workings of the plumbing in their home. Disgusting as that sounds, it is important to make sure everything is in perfect condition.

This isn’t something you have to do yourself. Well, unless you want to DIY. It can be heartbreaking to get a call from a loved one about a burst pipe, clogged drain, or faulty water heater.

To help you prevent this nightmare, here is a list of things you should check in your home.

Is Your Plumbing Good Enough?

Sewer Line

This one doesn’t fall under the DIY category. Have a professional check your sewer line all the way to the street. A professional will need to run a video camera through the line to find out potential problems.

Some problems may include tree roots, corrosion, and clogs. These problems can break down the pipe. A breakdown of your sewer line isn’t something you would want to happen.

Water Heater

This may not require the service of a professional. Check the age of your water heater. Your water heater is supposed to last at least 10 years. If your water heater is more than 10 years, you should consider replacing it.

Replacing your water heater will require the service of a professional. A professional will know the best location to place the water heater to prevent any severe damage if there will any leak in the future.


This one is a simple DIY project. Look out for leaks at the base of the toilet. These types of leaks can lead to serious damage for both the toilet and the floor if not tackled on time.

Ensure that the toilet isn’t shaking or have any discoloration at the base. Also, ensure that the toilets aren’t clogged. You may need the service a professional if discover any problems.

Water Pressure

To check the water pressure in your home, turn on all the faucets at once. To get a high enough pressure, you need 3/4″ pipes from the water to your home, and at least 1/2″ or more faucets.

The above are just some of the major parts of your plumbing system you need to check in your home. If you need the help of a professional service company in Maryland, Artic Plumbing & Air is here to help.