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 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 with a Home Inspection starts at $150
Sewer Line Inspections with no Home Inspection starts at $200
This Old House has a great article about Sewer Line Repair and Replacement here.