With every Signature PLUS Inspection, Signature Home Inspection now offers sewer line protection from SewerGard, the world leader in underground repair coverage. Main water breaks and sewer line collapses are covered for up to $4,000, ensuring that home buyers can buy with confidence and agents can worry less.
Often a home’s sewer line is omitted from the inspection report. Sewer lines run underground, making it difficult for inspectors to assess the line’s quality. Inspectors usually evaluate the sewer line by flushing the toilet, but roots that may not block the pipes at the time can grow over the course of sixty days. Other sewer problems can also develop after a month or two, including line collapses. SewerGard is valid for 90 days from the date of inspection or 22 days from closing, whichever comes later. If there was a sewer scope performed with the real estate transaction then the warranty is good for 12 months from the inspection date.
To make a claim, the home buyer would get a repair estimate from a licensed contractor that has the cause of failure stated, and parts and labor broke down and submitted the claim online here.