Sewer Inspections for Home Buyers
Another area where our Cal’s Plumbing video sewer inspections can be beneficial is to permit the prospective buyers of an older home to determine the condition of the sewer line leading from the house to the street. The cost of a video inspection is a bargain when compared to the potential expense of an uninformed buying decision.
Sellers of older Arizona homes will often cover the cost of a video inspection in order to make their home more marketable, and they will even provide potential buyers with a video file of the inspection.
This video is particularly helpful for older Tucson sewer lines that were sometimes made from cast iron but were more frequently made from a clay pipe. Iron sewer lines are susceptible to failure due to corrosion. Clay sewer lines could be infiltrated by tree roots that could grow into the joints between sections of sewer pipe, either breaking the pipe or creating a blockage.
Blockages from roots can usually be cleared with a cutting mechanism that can be remotely operated from the surface without digging up the sewer line. This depends on the overall condition of the sewer line.