Are you one of them who thinks to conduct the sewer line inspection before buying any house? If yes, then you are one of the few peoples who think to perform it because there are so many people who do not consider this inspection as an important activity before buying any house.
If people think that this is not a big problem to inspect the sewer line before buying the property than they are wrong. Sewer Line inspection is one of the most important inspection activity same like a home inspection. Because with this inspection you can find that either sewer system is functioning well as it is designed or has some fault.
The higher risk of any kind of damage in the sewer system arises when you are going to buy the house of 1930’s-1950’s, because most of the 1930 – 1950’s house has Orangeburg therefore, replacement of pipeline must become necessary.
If you want to plan an educated buying decision, then you have to go for septic or sewer line inspection along with the overall home inspection. Your planned educated buying decision can save you from a big maintenance cost.
You can call the sewer line inspection company to conduct the inspection or your real estate agent can help you to refer any plumbing company to conduct the sewer inspection.
How and when Sewer Line Inspection is Conduct?
Many plumbing companies offer a sewer line inspection where they used the mini video camera as a most important tool. The video camera can find all types of problem like broken or punctured pipeline, off-grade or corroded, obstruction and leaks, tree root growth within a pipeline, grease buildup, cracks, separation, etc. Many professional and skills technician use a flexible rod along with a mini video camera to find out the condition of a sewer line. After inspection, one of these three action could be performed with your sewer line:
- Sewer line repair
- Sewer line cleaning
- Sewer line replacement
Method used to Cover the Sewer Problem
If the sewer line is damaged and has a potential problem than many methods are used to replace, repair and clean the sewer line like Trenchless Method, Pipe Bursting, Traditional Repair Method, Pipe Relining Process and etc.
Trenchless Method is the one where the new sewer line is pulled through the existing sewer line.
Pipe Bursting: a hydrochloric machine is used in this method to replace the damaged pipe to the new one.
Pipe Relining Process: A pipe within pipe is done in this process
After a service, the inspection can be repeated to know either sewer line service is done successfully or not. The sewer line inspection is not only important to conduct when go for purchasing any property. You can also do this inspection when you find any sewer problem in your current house. Time to time sewer line inspection can save your future big expense.
It is also observed by research that most of the seller/owner of the property are not aware that they are responsible for this faulty sewer line, therefore, it is our duty to make them aware of this responsibility that they are liable to provide the property up to date in all manner else cut down the cost of property in case of any damage appears to the property.