Why Do I Need A Sewer Camera Inspection
One of the most overlooked aspects of purchasing a home is the inspection of critical residential systems to ensure they’re functioning appropriately. One of those elements that must be inspected before you close the deal is the waste line. As a prospective home buyer, the failure to inspect the sewer line of the home you aim to purchase could leave you at the mercy of expensive repairs. Homes older than 20 years old are especially at risk of the sewer line being cracked or broken, being impacted by root invasion, or experiencing build-ups of debris that will eventually cause back-ups in the entire system. Further, homes that were constructed before the installation of city sewers functioned dramatically different, as they relied on cesspools as opposed to public septic systems.
By getting a sewer camera inspection, you will be made aware of the exact condition of the property’s sewer line. This will then inform your plumber of whether the system is functioning as designed, what material the pipes are made of, and how they will withstand future use. For the most in-depth, detailed inspection, you need the help of IMH Home Inspections.
Common Waste Sewer Line Problems
Some of the most common problems homeowners experience with their sewer lines are:
Troubles with a degrading sewer may also manifest in the form of slow-draining toilets, showers, and sinks, or a strong odor known as “sewer gas". This is officially recognized as hydrogen sulfide and is caused by poorly maintained floor drains, which are designed specifically for trapping hydrogen sulfide and removing it from your home environment. Still, even if you do not notice any of these complications, a functioning sewer line may have developing problems that do not yet affect the performance of the line. In the future, though, these problems can cause a back-up or other issues that can lead to an emergency line repair or replacement.
Additionally, you must recognize that back-ups are not simply inconveniences. They can introduce hazards into your home environment or damage other structures within the home. Because of how quickly these problems can progress, especially with few clear external signs, you must enlist the help of professionals before it’s too late.
Our Sewer Camera Inspection Service
Our trusted sewer scope service will give you a comprehensive and honest diagnosis of the sewer line’s condition. To perform the inspection, our technician will insert a mini video camera into the sewer line through the sewer clean out. This may be located in the basement, crawlspace, or outside, where the sewer line exits the home. We will also inspect the sewer line from the clean out to the city main if there are no obstructions discovered in the aforementioned areas.
If problems with the line are found, however, you can trust that our expert technicians will accurately pinpoint the location. Our technicians will go above and beyond for you, not leaving you in the dark at any step. To keep you in the loop, you will receive a written report detailing the condition of the mainline and a link to the high quality, digital video recorded at the time of inspection.
Protect yourself and your home today by scheduling a sewer scope inspection with IMH Property Inspections.