Why You Need Scoping Sewer Lines Done When Buying a Home
No one wants to have to deal with sewer problems. They always seem to happen when company is coming for the holidays, it is a long weekend, or you had that money planned for a new snowboard and bindings. Sewer problems are frustrating and often costly, and not a job to repair yourself for the most part. Knowing the condition of your sewer line can make a big difference to the long-term health of your lines, home, yard, and overall health. Having a sewer scope done will not only tell you what the problem is, but if one if starting that you can take care of now at considerably less expense and trouble than if the line collapses or backs up into your home. Getting a sewer scope done by Axios Home Inspections can save a lot of time and expense, as well as help sell your house.
Taking a look at a sewer line is a task many people fail to realize needs done, as the lines once installed are pretty much out of sight, out of mind – until sewer gas starts seeping into your basement or your toilets back up. It might be that wet, sunken, green spot that appears in the middle of your yard all the sudden. A professional who is knowledgeable in both what they are seeing and what to look for in video feed or recordings does sewer scoping. The data is taken by a remote bore-snake camera on the end of a stiff line fed down into your sewer lines, usually through your cleanout. The view can spot broken pipes, settlement causing leaks, tree root jumbles that have developed and create problems, cracked pipes, separated joints, and the cause of your toilet backup and blockage.