Why You Need a Sewer Line Inspection Before Purchasing a Home

A home’s sewer system is probably one of the last things you think about…until there’s a problem! A sewer line inspection can save you thousands of dollars by avoiding major repairs. The team at CalPro Inspection Group highly recommends that you opt for a sewer camera inspection prior to the purchase of a new home.

Why You Need a Sewer Line Inspection Before Purchasing a Home

Understand the Condition of the Sewer System

Even newer sewer systems occasionally spring leaks and become blocked, but the risk is significantly higher for older systems. Older homes might have been built using clay, tar paper, or cesspools instead of current city sewer systems. Over time, these outdated systems deteriorate and crumble. It’s a good idea to get an inspection performed if you’re unsure about the type of sewer system the property has or the condition it’s in.

Avoid Expensive Repairs in the Future

Inspections can be completed swiftly and affordably. Sewage line replacements can be highly expensive and are frequently not covered by insurance. Sewage backups can cost money, but they can also be messy and dangerous, leading to floods and the release of toxic sewer gas. A problem can frequently be found during an inspection before it results in permanent damage. Replacement is usually necessary down the line when minor leaks and blockages continue unrepaired.

Monitor Tree Root Growth and Obstructions

It is not unexpected that tree roots are drawn to sewer pipes because they are continuously looking for a suitable source of water and nutrients. Roots slither into microscopic gaps and then grow larger over time, obstructing flow and eventually causing damage. Unattended pipelines may become damaged and need excavation to be repaired. You should also consider having regular inspections if there are any trees on the property.

On top of sewer line inspections, CalPro Inspection Group also offers other specialty inspections such as mold inspections and pool inspections to Greater Sacramento and the entire Bay Area. You can contact us today at (800) 474-3540 in order to schedule an inspection.