A typical home inspection doesn’t examine the sewer because it is difficult to access. If you are thinking about buying an an older home, it is a good idea to have the sewer inspected by Safety 1st Home Inspection in Knoxville.
We have partnered with a trustworthy plumbing company in the area to be able to provide you with sewer camera inspections. Sewer camera inspections make it possible to look for and find common sewer line problems, including tree roots. Roots can grow through small imperfections and cracks in the pipe and expand in the sewer line, wrapping around and grabbing on to other debris. When this occurs, it can cause backups and additional damage to the sewer pipe. There are chemicals that can kill the tree’s roots, but if roots reappear, pipes may be damaged and require expensive repairs.
If you are purchasing a home that is more than 20 years old, we recommend that you have a sewer camera inspection. The cost of a sewer camera inspection is minor compared to expensive repairs to your new home’s sewer line. Contact us today to learn more about sewer inspections and to schedule a home inspection.