Sewer problems can be rather costly to fix down the road because a damaged sewer line can spell trouble for your home’s foundation. In fact, many homeowners end up having to shell out thousands of dollars on repairs and property damage due to a sewer problem. To prevent this unnecessary waste of time and money, it is crucial to have your sewer inspected at least once every three years.
Many home buyers do not realize that the sewer leading from the street to their home is their responsibility to keep clean and well maintained. Fortunately, regular inspections can go a long way to help prevent future problems.
A thorough sewer inspection passes a waterproof electronic video camera with a fiber optic camera through the pipe. The cameras will reveal any cracks, breaks, offsets, collapsed sections, or other problems with the pipe. This is a relatively easy and quick process to complete, so there is no reason to wait.
If you are in the market for a new home, it is important to take advantage of a professional sewer inspection with a fiber optic camera. Standard home inspections do not include this, so you will need to choose a plumber on your own to complete the inspection.
Having the sewer of your new home inspected may seem unnecessary at first, but it is an important investment because it will help to prevent costly problems in the future, which you—the new homeowner—will be left to deal with. Broken, blocked, corroded, bellied, offset, root-infested, or leaking sewer lines can even cause sewage to back up into your home, which will cause further property damage that you are left to deal with.
Choose a professional plumbing company to complete the work. They will complete the inspection in a timely, affordable manner. Make sure to also choose a trusted plumber who can complete any necessary repair or replacement projects, in the event that your sewer has a problem.
The overall price will vary, depending on which plumber you choose. However, for the most part, homeowners can expect to spend between $250 and $550 for the inspection. This may seem costly at first, but can actually help to save you a great deal of money, time, and frustration in the future by detecting a small problem now.
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