There are many tell-tale signs that you should get a sewer camera inspection before making an offer on a house. Below is a list of some of the most common signs that something may be wrong with the sewer system or that it’s at risk of being damaged.
- Water backing up inside the house or crawlspace is an indication there is damage to the sewer line or a significant clog within the line itself.
- Large trees in the yard and their growing root system are one of the most common causes of sewer pipe damage. Roots can cause damage by constricting the pipe, breaking it, clogging it, or causing leaks.
- All homes not just older. New Home Construction is well known to have sewer blockage from construction debris or broken pipes.
- Houses built before 1984 may have clay sewer pipes that can be easily crushed or damaged. These need to be inspected to ensure they are in good condition.
- Shifting or movement of the ground around the home could indicate a problem with the sewer pipe. If you notice soil levels sinking or piling higher around your driveway or walkways, this could signify the ground around your home is moving.
- Lush patches of grass is a common sign of a septic or sewer leak as sewer contents are a natural fertilizer that encourages plant growth. If a suspicious area of your lawn is greener than the rest, you have reason to believe there may be a problem.
- If you don’t see any of the above issues in your potential new home, we still recommend having a sewer line scope inspection performed. Minor issues with the sewer line may have no or very few symptoms, but can still result in expensive repairs.
SEWER LINE INSPECTIONS
Integrity Property Inspections is one of the first companies in the El Paso – Las Cruces area to offer sewer inspections. These specialized assessments are typically half the cost of what a plumber would charge, giving you extra savings as well as detailed knowledge of the state of your home’s sewer system. Don’t be surprised by unexpected and expensive sewer line repairs. We use a snake scope camera and feed it down one of your home’s drainage pipes. The camera provides a live video so that we can accurately see your home’s sewer system. We are looking for anything that could be sabotaging the system. If there is something noticed, then we can suggest what needs to be done to repair it, as well as how soon that repair needs to be made before it could get worse.
WHY SCHEDULE A SEWER SCOPE BEFORE BUYING A HOME?
Did you know that the line connecting the home to the main sewer line is the responsibility of the homeowner? This is why we provide professional sewer line video inspections throughout El Paso and the surrounding region. Sewer line problems can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars in repairs. They can also cause sewage to back up into your home, resulting in a very unpleasant mess that every homeowner wishes to avoid. Inspection fee is cheap and could avoid you having to pay thousands to fix. Schedule your sewer scope along with your home inspection.
- Broken or Collapsed Pipes
- Offset or Sagged Sections
- Blockage from Tree Roots
- Debris in the lines