When you are buying a home in Harrisburg, Roto-Rooter along with many real estate agents, recommends that you hire a plumbing company to conduct a sewer inspection before you make your final purchase.
It is true that there are not as many problems with sewer lines in homes that are newer. However, if the home is older than 20 years, we recommend that you get it looked at before buying. It is essential that you get your lines looked at if the home was built in the 1950s or earlier. Some typical problems you will find in these older homes include the following:
You don't need to leave this inspection strictly to your inspector. There are several different things you can do yourself to ensure you are not buying a home with problems in the sewer pipes. If you find any problems, make sure that you negotiate for a repair or compensation as part of the sale. Some quick inspection tips include the following:
The video camera used for a sewer inspection is a fiber optic camera that can be inserted into your pipes. On the tip of a flexible rod is a high resolution video camera that will record everything it passes. As it travels, it captures all images and transmits them to the plumber operating the camera. The video camera allows you to do the following:
Save a copy of the video for later inspection, repairs, or information
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