Home buying is an exciting time…and also a seemingly endless stream of inspections, paperwork, and negotiations. When you’re near to closing on that dream home, the last thing you want to do is get bogged down with a bunch of unnecessary inspections.
Sewer inspections are often on the chopping block for buyers eager to move in. Who wants to spend a bunch of money and delay a sale for something you don’t need. But do you need it?
Is a sewer inspection really necessary, or is it a bunch of 💩 ?
Reasons Why You Should Have a Sewer Inspection
- The house is older than 15 yearsThere are plenty of things that get better with age, but your septic system ain’t one of ‘em. Especially if the house is 30+ years old, the pipes may be made out of less-durable materials like concrete. A sewer scope inspection can take a peek and make sure it’s all running smooth.
- There are a lot of trees in the yardQuestion: what’s one of the top causes of sewer line problems? Well, you probably already guessed it’s trees based on the title. Over time, as tree roots grow they can inch closer and closer to your pipes and slip through little cracks.If the yard has a lot of trees, you don’t want to leaf anything to chance.
- The drains are slooowwwA slow drain doesn’t mean the main line is backed up, but if it’s multiple drains…well, that’s worth looking into. If you actually have sewage coming back up after flushing or draining, that’s a more obvious sign something is wrong.
So DO you need a sewer inspection? I would say it’s worth making sure the main line is up to snuff instead of potentially running into a much more costly problem down the line.
I’m just sayin’
Titan Home Inspections
If you’re looking for a fun and efficient home inspection with inspectors who care about your specific needs, give us a call. We know that every house has a story and when your inspector can identify the clues to the story through experience and a healthy curiosity, you can help the owners/buyers make better decisions with their home.
If you or anyone you know needs a fun and experienced home inspector that can do sewer scopes as well, give us a call. We offer $350 Flat Rate inspections and to date have earner over 1,400 5 STAR ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews.
Give us a call at 206-451-1120 or feel free to schedule directly on our website.
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Brian Dodds is licensed home inspector & owner of Titan Inspection Services with over 20 years’ experience in construction trade building and house renovation. Titan Inspection services is based in Washington state and serves Seattle, Olympia, North Bend, Kitsnap County and everything in between.
Every house has a story. What’s your home’s story?