Very few first-time home buyers ask for a sewer inspection before buying a home. Sewer inspections are not something most buyers think about. They know to get a home inspection, but sewer lines are almost an after-thought if it crosses a buyer's mind at all. Yet it's one of the most important inspections a buyer of older homes should conduct.
Very few property owners are aware that they are responsible for the storm sewer line (sewer lateral) from the building to the city main. Broken, flat, bellied, offset, or root-infested sewer lines can cause sewage to back up into the house or commercial building leading to extensive property damage in the home or business. Sewer back-ups can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and loss of valuable operating time for businesses. Although insurance companies will usually pay for cleanup and restoration; repair or replacement of the line is typically excluded, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Standard home inspections do not cover the structural integrity or condition of sewer or septic lines. Having a sewer or septic line inspection prior to purchasing a property is a proactive and innovative approach to make an educated buying decision, plan for upcoming maintenance, budget for necessary repairs, or gain valuable purchase price negotiation.
Over time, everything breaks down—that includes your ducts. But you wouldn’t know if or when that happens without actually sending a camera into the ductwork. With a robotic camera, we take the guess work out of everything. We can see exactly what is going on in your duct system. Two of the main problems that we encounter with ductwork are the development of holes or cracks, and the collapse of part of the ductwork. The latter is especially true with soft, insulated ductwork but can also happen at the joints of metal ducts. With camera duct inspection, we know exactly which parts of the duct system are corroded, broken or leaking. We can target our repair and cleaning efforts in those areas more specifically.
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