Buying a Home? Get a Sewer Inspection!

If you’re looking to buy a home, especially an older home, you’re going to want to have a sewer inspection to save costly repairs down the road.

On top of the benefits, there are also several reasons why you might want to get a sewer inspection:

Home Inspection

  • Having a sewer inspection before buying a home can reveal any existing problems with the sewer system. This information can be crucial for negotiating or budgeting for repairs.
  • Older homes may have aging sewer lines that are more prone to cracks, corrosion, or collapse. A sewer inspection can assess the condition of the sewer line and identify any necessary repairs or replacements.
  • You may not be able to tell that you have sewer problems by just looking around. You’ll need a sewer scope to make a video inspection of the lateral sewer lines leading into your property.

Tree Root Intrusions

  • Tree roots are a common cause of sewer line damage. An inspection can let you know of any intrusions and recommend solutions to prevent further damage.

Safety Concerns

  • Sewer line issues can pose health and safety risks, such as contamination of groundwater or structural damage to your property.
  • Mac Plumbing Heating and Air can inspect to ensure that your sewer line is functioning properly and is not posing any safety hazards.

Even if you’re not in the market to move, a sewer inspection might be necessary for your existing home.

Foul Odors

  • If you’re experiencing foul odors or slow drains in your home, it could indicate a problem with your sewer line. An inspection can identify the cause and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • A plumbing smoke test can pinpoint the source of a foul odor in your pipes by introducing non-toxic smoke into the plumbing system. By tracing the path of the smoke, plumbers can identify leaks, cracks, or other issues that may be causing the unpleasant smell.

Property Expansions

  • If you’re planning to renovate your property or add an extension, a sewer inspection can help ensure that your existing sewer line can support the changes without any issues.

If you need a sewer inspection, consider consulting Mac Plumbing Heating and Air for assistance.Be prepared with a check-up from Mac, and if you find yourself with plumbing or HVAC problems, be sure to contact Mac Plumbing, Heating & Air here or call us at (931) 552-5555.