New Home? Check Your Sewer Piping!
- Plumbing Services
Millions of new and existing homes are sold each year. There’s no doubt that choosing a home is a big decision and you want to do it right! Many people rely on home inspectors to gain some piece of mind about a pending real estate purchase. An inspector will check the roof, heating system, air conditioning and many other aspects of buildings. They’re looking for improper building practices, items that require extensive repairs, and items that are general maintenance issues. However, it should be noted that a home inspection is not technically comprehensive. General exclusions include code or zone violations, easements, water quality, and underground sewer piping to name a few.
Whether you are a first time home buyer or entering the marketplace as a repeat buyer, your home is where you live, relax, raise families and spend much of your life. I’ve found one of the most overlooked or forgotten items when purchasing a home is the sewer system.
Needless to say, a properly functioning sewer system is vital to your home as well as your quality of life. Sewer repairs can be one of the most costly home expenses you may incur. Sewer repairs in some cases can cost more than a replacement of a roof. Yet, many people buy and sell homes without considering the condition of the existing sewer. We often hear “we just bought the place” when we arrive on a job where the sewer is backed up and needs a sewer rodding.
When you decide on which home to purchase, we say “look deeper” and have Quality Plumbing Services Inc. check your underground sewer piping. We have state-of-the-art camera equipment, and we can visually identify and locate trouble spots in sewer lines. With these, we can determine the condition of your sewer lines and advise you of repair options, if necessary. Afterward, we’ll provide you with an inspection report and color DVDs of your sewer. This will give you peace of mind that your new home has a properly functioning sewer system.
Even if you have been in your home for many years, when it comes to your sewer system don’t wait until it’s too late! Be proactive and call a Quality Plumbing Services Inc. technician to examine your sewer system as part of your regular home maintenance routine.