As a new homeowner, you want to be sure that you’re not going to end up with unexpected expenses within the first few years of buying your house. One of the best ways to ensure your plumbing is going to hold up is to get a sewer scope inspection from a reputable company. They are not part of a typical home inspection, so you will have to pay separately for the service, but it could save you thousands in the long run.
How Does It Work?
A sewer scope inspection is an easy procedure that checks out your sewer pipes by sending a camera into your system to look for damage and potential issues. The whole thing only takes about an hour and gives you peace of mind as you go into the process of purchasing your home. The cost of the procedure ranges from $125 to $300, but you will be glad to know your pipes are safe, as sewer repairs can run into the thousands if you run into a problem after buying your home.
What to Look for
Initially, when you are looking at a home you want to purchase, you should be aware of any mature trees in the landscaping and lush patches of grass, as well as backed up water anywhere in the home, shifting of the ground the home sits on, and simply the age of the home. Houses that are over 25 years old may have clay pipes, which are more prone to have plumbing issues. If you see any of these problems, you must have a professional check out the pipes before you buy the home. After the inspection, you will know if there are any cracks, clogs, or tree root damage in the home. Contact Columbia Drain Co. for an estimate today!