Buying an Older Home? Don’t forget the sewer inspection!

Sewer Inspections save money.

Older homes come with beautiful character and history, but, as we all know, they can also come with problems. Leaking roofs, cracked foundations, and more are all things included in a general inspection. But have you thought about inspecting the sewer?

Why is a sewer line inspection important?

A sewer inspection is not typically included in a general home inspection, but it is just as important.  Like any other home repairs, the time to discover a sewer problem is before buying the home. In older homes, this is especially true. A video is also provided when you get a sewer line inspection, and this allows you to visually see what exactly is causing your sewer lines to back up.

How does a sewer line inspection work?

This is done by getting an auger and putting a camera on the end of it. It is then ran through the pipe so we can see a better and clearer view of the problems your drains are facing. This can help us see the problem and determine the proper maintenance to be scheduled or how costly the repairs will be.

Tree roots are the most common cause of sewer line problems, especially in older homes.

Over time, roots will crawl into tiny holes in the sewer line, and as the root increases in size, so does the hole. Debris and waste can accumulate on the root and cause clogs which can cause broken sewer lines. Roots and shrubs will naturally look for any water source. Setting up a routine maintenance is beneficial to keep the tree roots out. This stops it from leading to a bigger issue.

Before purchasing your new home, have the sewer lines inspected.

Your Jim Dandy plumber will be able to tell you if anything needs to be repaired or if there are any red flags that could be future problems down the road. The cost of an inspection is money well spent if it can rule out potential threats or alert you to current damage.

Are you currently interested in purchasing a new home?

Contact Jim Dandy for an affordable sewer line inspection and prevent any unforeseen damages.
Call 206-539-1797 or 425-454-8153 and our professional and certified plumbers for an affordable sewer line inspection.

By | 2017-08-02T08:22:56+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Plumbing and Sewer Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe and Dry|