Why You Should Schedule a Sewer Inspection
Most people never think about having their sewers inspected. This is because they are underground and out of sight. However, this is also the reason you should have them inspected.
The sewer pipe is your responsibility until it reaches the main pipe. That means, if there is an issue, you are the one that needs to dig up a section of your yard, locate the pipe, fix the issue, and then relay your yard.
You’ll need to cover the cost of a digger, materials, a qualified emergency plumber, and several other things. In short, it can expensive very quickly. This is one of the biggest reasons you need a sewer inspection!
What’s Involved In A Sewer inspection?
The sewer inspection starts in your home by assessing the speed and efficiency at which your appliances drain, this can give a good indication as to the condition of the pipes. The inspector will insert a sewer camera into the pipes. It’s controlled via a rod and will be used to see the condition of the pipes, any potential issues, and it can even give you the exact positioning of your pipes.
You’ll then get a full report and know what you are dealing with.
Who Should Get One
Everyone! Having your sewer inspected is something that everyone looking to buy a property should do. They can identify a number of problems, some of which are very costly to repair. It may force you to rethink your purchase or the price you have offered.
But, even if you have already purchased a home it’s a good idea to have the sewer pipes checked every year or two. This will help to identify impending issues and allow you to budget for them.
Why You Need A Sewer Inspection
The sewer inspection will identify issues with your pipes and, as already mentioned, the cost of repairs will quickly add up.
If you’re buying a property you can use these costs to reduce the price of the property. As an existing owner, you’ll have an idea of what needs to be spent and can create a financial plan to cover it.
Alongside this, a sewer inspection identifies issues that are causing environmental problems. Raw sewage leaking into the soil is detrimental to human health and to many animals. You need to identify the issues early and rectify them.
You should be aware that it’s not just the outside sewer pipes that are checked. Your sewer inspection looks at all the inside pipes and can identify connection issues, directional flow faults, and any other issue that may affect the operation of your sewer pipes.
This isn’t just designed to save you money or allow you to budget for repairs. Knowing there is an issue in your pipes means an increased risk of clogs and sewage flowing back into your home. It doesn’t matter if you are just moving in or have been there for years, that’s a hassle you don’t want to deal with and the perfect reason to have your sewer pipes inspected.
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