Almost everyone understands that a home inspection is an important element of the house-buying jigsaw. It is important to note that sewer connections are often overlooked in standard home inspections. A sewer camera examination should be a priority during your next property acquisition. Be sure to reach out only to professional experts in sewer line repair and replacement in Los Angeles for the inspection.
Sewer camera checks are a quick and easy way to assess the condition of your plumbing systems and uncover problems before they become costly repairs. There are two reasons why sewer camera examinations can be extremely beneficial for prospective home buyers.
The House Is Old
The majority of houses built more than 20 years ago are at risk of sewage system failure. It is possible that your sewage plumbing is still connected to a cesspool or septic tank when your home was built before installing a public sewer line in your neighborhood.
If you buy an old home, it’s even more important to get a sewer camera inspection done. Some potential problems include a clogged drain, broken line, or corrosion in the pipes. Many homes have a combination of these issues.
If your sewage line has been relocated to the public sewer system, you still risk sinking and collapsing in a cesspool, which is quite dangerous. In short, getting a sewer line inspection will help you discover any potential problems before they become too serious and more costly.
Problems with Sewer Backup
A sewer backup can occur for many reasons and will require immediate action. For example, it could be as simple as a blockage from waste buildup or tree root invasion; or as complex as structural defects caused by aging pipes.
If there is a probable sewer backup, you may observe one or more of the following signs:
The toilets will not flush or plunge.
Toilet bubbles are formed when a toilet is flushed or a sink or bathtub is drained.
Backups are caused by one piece of plumbing, which creates backups in other plumbing parts.
Several drains are plugged.
The presence of an unpleasant odor near drains.
Any of these symptoms necessitates a comprehensive investigation. A solution can be executed faster if the problem’s source is identified. Regardless of the cause, you should be aware of any potential issues before buying a home, since repairs can cost thousands of dollars and even damage the resale value.
Finding a Reliable Sewer Line Inspector
If you’re a prospective home buyer, you’ll need someone with specific equipment to video survey your sewer systems and the experience to interpret the results. This is a lot to ask for at such a low cost.
Include a sewer inspection on your home inspection checklist. Don’t miss this low-cost glance through your sewage lines. You’ll be pleased you did. Call us at 310-299-9284 or contact us online to schedule a sewer line inspection before you buy.