Sewer Inspections are never thought of until it’s typically too late. For a low upfront cost you can protect yourself from having to shell out thousands for sewer line repairs.
If you’re thinking of buying a home with mature trees or uneven pathways and sidewalks there is a good chance that your sewer line is at risk, IF NOT ALREADY IN NEED OF EXPENSIVE REPAIRS. A sewer inspection can tell you if there is already damage to the sewer pipe.
A Sewer Line Inspection should be carried out by a Licensed Certified Home Inspector by using a sewer scope. A sewer scope is a camera on a special rod that is capable of being pushed through the sewer pipe. The camera will allow a trained inspector to see damage within the sewer line.
When a Sewer Inspection is requested in addition to a Home Inspection, I will enter the sewer scope through the cleanout into the sewer line. A video file will be included online with the online Home Inspection Report.
The key to having a Sewer Inspection is prior to purchasing the home as an addition to the Home Inspection. Waiting till you own a home has expensive consequences.
- Wastewater is backed up and spilling into the house.
- Tree roots have already damaged the sewer line and are now blocking the sewer line.
- The earth has settled, and the sewer pipe now has a low-spot – a belly which catches everything.
If you need a Sewer Inspection, Septic Tank Inspection or Well Inspection within Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart, St Joseph, Benton Harbor, New Buffalo, Stevensville, Niles, Paw Paw, Bridgman, Sawyer, Berrien Springs, South Haven or the surrounding areas – call Smart Choice Home Inspection now.
Smart Choice Home Inspection can easily and affordably give you the answers you need to keep safe. Schedule a Sewer Line Inspection now. Call: (269) 800-0111.
Sewer Line Inspections start at $150
This Old House has a great article about Sewer Line Repair and Replacement here.