Did you know that as the homeowner you are responsible for the pipes that run from your house out to the sewer connection? For some people this connection is in proximity to your property line, but there are some that may be responsible for pipe that travels out to almost the middle of the street! The typical repair costs for a house-to-sewer pipe repair can start around $2,500 and quickly jump upwards of $10,000 if the problem lies under the street.
Central Real Estate Inspections recommends a sewer scan (also known as sewer visualization) for houses older than 20 years to check for any blockages, damage, and/or movement in underground pipes. This movement of the pipes can be caused by the settling/shifting of soil over time or the use of heavy equipment above the pipes. In the cases of many older homes pipe damage is caused by cast iron pipes rusting and breaking down creating holes for roots to enter resulting in many potential problems. But it’s not just old cast iron pipes, this sort of root damage can also occur in PVC pipes due to age or improper installation.
The only way to assess these pipes is with a sewer scan. The information gained provides the homebuyer or homeowner with the knowledge they need to make important decisions that may have significant financial implications. We are proud to offer this service, by a certified scan technician, to help you know what’s going on underneath it all.Schedule Now