The Importance of Sewer Line Inspection
The cost of replacing a sewer line can be $5,000 – $10,000. The cost and inconvenience of this repair can escalate if driveways, landscaping or even sidewalks have to be torn out and replaced. More and more buyers are now electing to have their sewer line inspected in addition to a traditional home inspection.
The Signature Home Inspection is proud to be able to offer sewer/drain line inspection services to our clients as an optional inspection. We can perform a color scan of the “main drain line” of your house all the way to the street where it connects to the public sewer system, or to your septic tank. The color images you receive will confirm that the drain is in good condition, or can be used to obtain a quotation for repair if it is clogged, broken, collapsed or damaged in any way.
Please remember that root intrusion or damaged drain lines will most likely not be discovered during the course of a standard home inspection. Only so much clear water can be run during an inspections which is not a substitute for actual use by a family.
What Can the Images Reveal?
We use state-of-the-art digital color cameras to take a careful look at your drain pipes from the inside. The camera is inserted through a clean out and fed into the pipe until it reaches the public sewer line or septic tank. We take images of the inspection so that you can be confident the pipes are clear and in good condition, or provide the video to a contractor for a quotation. We will provide you with a written evaluation of our observations.
Don’t be stuck with a huge repair bill!
Be proactive and get your drain lines inspected. If a blockage is found you will have the information you need to decide how to proceed with your purchase. Please call our office to schedule a sewer line video inspection as it will be performed by a separate inspector. We will do our best to schedule the sewer line video inspection at the same time as your home inspection. See what’s included.