Sewer Line Camera Inspections for Home Buyers and Remodelers
Did you know that you are responsible for the sewer line leading away from your home?
If the pipe is broken, bellied or root infested, you might experience a sewage backup in your home, leading to extensive property damage.
Sewer Pipe Inspections for Home Buyers
The majority of home inspections do not cover the sewer or septic lines. To avoid costly future repairs, we recommend scheduling a sewer line inspection prior to purchasing a home or small business property. This will better help you to prepare, or budget, for upcoming maintenance and repairs.
This is an especially important inspection if you are purchasing an older home. Homes built several years ago may have sewer lines infested with tree roots that can cause back ups and terrible smells, amongst other costly problems.
Most older pipes, such as clay pipes beneath homes 20 years and older, have seams, making it easier for tree roots to creep their way in. After crawling into the tiny openings and continuing to grow inside the sewer line, roots latch on to other debris such as grease, toilet paper or eggshells, causing backups. Older pipes can also collapse and become misaligned or even disintegrate.
During the video sewer line inspection, you’ll be able to see the inside of your main sewer line and other pipes leading into it in real time on a small monitor. Prior to the video inspection, our plumbing technicians will be able to tell you the condition of the septic line and the sewer itself. The technician will also be able to tell you what material the pipes below the house or small office building are constructed of and how long these tend to last.
Sewer Pipe Inspections for Kitchen or Bath Remodels
A second scenario in which we highly recommend scheduling a video sewer line inspection is when considering remodeling your kitchen or bathroom.
To avoid costly future repairs, its important you confirm that your existing sewer system can handle the greater amounts of water and waste involved in the home additions.