Inspecting sewer lines when buying a home may be the last thing a home buyer may think of before going to close. Buying a home is an exciting yet exhausting process and after jumping through the necessary hoops to purchase your home the last thing you want to encounter are additional costs that come with plumbing problems.
Why have a Sewer Inspection Done?
If you’re thinking of buying an older home built before the late 90s, having a sewer inspection prior to purchasing the property can help you avoid hidden plumbing challenges that may lead to costly repairs. Ultimately, the advantage of having a sewer inspection is knowing the condition of the sewer or septic line. This information will help you:
- Navigate Price Negotiations
- Budget for Repairs
- Plan a Maintenance Schedule
What is a Sewer Inspection?
A sewer inspection is very similar in concept to having a colonoscopy but for a building’s septic lines. A long cable with a camera and light head is pushed through a drain line while a technician watches a live video feed and narrates the internal conditions of the pipe. Often sewer inspection videos are recorded and given to the property owner for future references on maintenance and repairs.
Some of the most common sewer line problems you’ll see:
- Root infiltration
- Misaligned joints
Even if the sewer inspection reveals a problem in the line, this doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy your dream home or investment property! An innovative repair technology called cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining can successfully repair sewer lines without digging up your lawn or tearing through the flooring, walls, or ceilings. CIPP lining solves cracked or misaligned joints by installing an epoxy liner that is inserted inside the pipe – when it cures it becomes a structural pipe within a pipe.
Scheduling a sewer inspection before you close on your property can save you from costly hidden plumbing problems. Even if you encounter a crack or root build up, this doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Innovative non-intrusive, no-dig technologies can make repairing your sewer lines less painful. Before you purchase a home schedule a sewer line inspection. By taking a proactive approach, you’ll be able to make an informed buying decision for one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.
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