An Overview of Sewer Pipe Inspections

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Buying a new home? Before you sign on the dotted line and take ownership of it, it’s important to have a home inspection performed. A home inspection will let you know if there are any potential problems with any aspect of a home. You should also have a sewer pipe inspection completed at the same time as your home inspection. This will let you know that you don’t have anything to worry about as far as your new home’s sewer pipe is concerned. Get a quick overview of what goes into a sewer pipe inspection below.

Sewer Line Inspections

A home inspector checks for obvious signs of a sewer pipe problem first.

The first thing a home inspector will do when performing a sewer pipe inspection is check for obvious signs of a sewer line backup. When a sewer pipe is clogged, it can result in backed-up sinks and toilets. There will also sometimes be a gurgling sound that comes from the drains in a home. If an inspector notices any of these things, it could indicate an issue with a sewer pipe.

They send a camera down into the sewer pipe to take a closer look at it.

A home inspector will do more than just run a few sinks and flush a few toilets when inspecting a home’s sewer pipe. They’ll also send a camera down into the sewer pipe itself to see what’s happening inside of it. A camera can pinpoint all kinds of problems in a sewer line, including clogs, tree roots growing into the sewer pipe, low spots in a sewer line, and more.

They tell you what kind of condition a home’s sewer pipe is in.

At the end of a sewer pipe inspection, a home inspector will provide you with a full report on what they were able to find during your inspection. If the inspection didn’t turn up any signs of trouble, you can move forward with purchasing a home without stressing out about it too much. But if the inspection uncovered issues with a sewer pipe, you may want to either ask the seller of a home to fix them or walk away from the home altogether.

Would you like to schedule a sewer pipe inspection for a home you’re thinking about buying? Cornerstone Home Inspections can inspect a sewer line for you and tell you if you have anything to be worried about. Call us at 800-648-6187 today to set up a sewer line inspection.