Shortly after a family moved into an older home they found the water was backing up onto the floor every time they did the laundry. They had to call Roto-Rooter to clean out the pipes. A neighbor who saw the truck in the driveway commented, "Welcome to the neighborhood. All the homes on this street have problems." A few years later the family had to dig up the floor and replace the main water line at a cost of several thousand dollars. As it turned out, the old cast iron pipes were blocked with calcification that had developed inside the line. No auger could ever penetrate the hardened mineral deposits.
You can avoid an unpleasant surprise such as this by asking our Roto-Rooter plumbers to conduct a video inspection before you buy a home.
Any home could benefit from a sewer inspection. However, if you are buying an older home, we strongly recommend that you get a video inspection. Even homes built as recently as 20 years ago can develop problems as the home ages and the ground settles around the pipes.
There are many different problems that a sewer inspection can reveal, including the following:
A sewer inspection uses a high-resolution camera that is attached to a fiber optic cable. A plumber will insert the camera into the line. As the video travels through the pipes, it captures real-time images and transmits them to a monitor where it is recorded. The images reveal everything about the inside of the pipes. It shows the exact nature of a problem and its specific location, including the depth of the pipe.
Armed with the video results from our plumbing company, you can make an informed choice about purchasing the home. You can also use this information to help negotiate a better deal on the house.
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