Looking to Buy a House? Don't Make This One Mistake!

Imagine this: You finally find a house that you love. It passes inspections. You buy it, and you excitedly move into it with your family. A week later, your drains are running slow and there’s sewage backing up into your new basement. You call a plumber, and they tell you your new home’s sewer line is in bad shape and needs to be replaced, which will cost thousands of dollars. And you, the new homeowner, are responsible for paying for it.

Sounds like a nightmare, right? Unfortunately, it can happen easily; a typical home inspector only checks visible systems in the house, and the inspection does not include the house’s underground sewer line. Not only that, the seller may not disclose any known sewer issues to you. It is imperative to ensure a house’s sewer line is in good shape; the sewer is a vital part of the house that affects the entire plumbing system. One sewer problem can lead to a backup of sewage all over the home, making it a dangerous place to live.

If you’re in the market for a house, you can easily avoid this! 

Simply get a sewer camera inspection done before buying the house. This inspection allows you to literally see inside the house’s main sewer line, so any existing or potential problems can be found. It is important to get this done professionally; a tiny crack in the sewer line may go unnoticed to the untrained eye, but a highly trained and experienced plumbing technician knows exactly what they’re seeing. Even the tiniest cracks, offsets, and tree roots can lead to BIG problems down the road.

Buying a home is a huge investment, so it’s important to do everything you can to ensure it’s a good investment. The cost of a professional sewer camera inspection is minuscule compared to the cost of a sewer excavation and repair, and the complete peace of mind you will feel once you buy the house will be well worth the small cost.

When it comes to camera inspections, it’s important to hire someone you can trust. Universal Plumbing & Sewer is a family-owned company with a Master Plumber on staff, and we specialize in drains and sewers. Call us at 586-459-0040 to schedule your appointment now.