Buying a New Home? Here’s Why You Need a Sewer Inspection

By |Published On: August 17th, 2022|Categories: Sewer Systems|

Sewer lines rarely cause problems until they break or become clogged. When this happens, the plumbing can flood and cause damage to other parts of your home. A damaged sewer line is expensive to replace—making matters worse if it causes water backup in areas like basements and attics. That’s why it’s essential to have a sewer inspection before buying a new home. A professional plumber will inspect the lines and ensure they are in good working order before they break or clog.

If you’re in the market for a new home, here’s why it’s important to have your sewer inspected:

Determine Sewer Blockage 

Sewer backups cause severe headaches. If you’ve ever dealt with a clogged pipe, you know it’s not a pleasant experience. Aside from the revolting odor, you’ll have to hire a plumber to come out and unclog it for you. Imagine having all of your pipes clogged at the same time—what that’s a sewer line blockage feel like? The odor is revolting, and plumbers must work extensively to unclog a clogged line. It’s best to find out about the condition of a home’s sewer system before buying.

Prevent Costly Repairs

As previously stated, blockages or other problems with your sewer line necessitate extensive work by a team of plumbers. They may have to dig up the yard to repair the line or remove debris. The average cost of working on a sewer line is around $2,500, with some estimates reaching $4,000! An inspection is not expensive. Instead of spending a few grand, you can hire our plumber to run a camera through your sewer line for much less. This procedure is simple and does not require any digging or hard labor.

Identify Hazards to Your Health

You want to ensure that when you move into a new home, there aren’t any hazards present inside or outside of the house which could cause harm to you and your family members. With sewer inspection, you can identify potential risks and fix them before they become a problem. This will save you a lot of money and prevent any damage to your property or injury to your family members.

Negotiate the Seller

Offering to perform a sewer inspection before buying a house can help you negotiate the price. The seller will know that if there are any problems with their plumbing system, they’ll have to fix them before you move in and pay them rent. This will save them money and time, so they may be willing to lower the asking price of their property.

Gives You Peace of Mind

As long as you have a sewer inspection, you’ll know it’s safe to move into the house. You won’t have to worry about nasty surprises when it comes time to move in or start using your plumbing system. A professional will have identified potential problems and fixed them before they become a problem.

Before you buy a house, call New Flow Plumbing to have the sewer lines inspected. We can find out if any damage or blockages could cause problems in the future. Our team uses the latest sewer camera technology to inspect your pipes and find the source of any issues. We’re definitely committed to providing quality service at an affordable price, so call us today for a free quote.

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