Congratulations on purchasing a home! This major milestone in life represents one of the proudest moments you’ll ever experience. That said, you’ll want to exercise some prudence and constant vigilance even after Moving Day has come and gone. What do we mean by that? Well, first of all, make sure you schedule a sewer inspection as soon as possible!
Home Inspections Might Not Be Thorough Enough
Arranging for a home inspection is one of the most crucial steps of the homebuying process. After all, it’s well worth it to get the lay of the land, so to say. Be sure to schedule a home and sewer inspection carried out by a certified inspector with that factor in mind. The interior and exterior aspects of a home fall into the inspector’s wheelhouse. They are skilled in verifying the conditions of roofs, walls, frames, and electrical systems. Even so, they might not know how to assess problems with the sewer lines.
So Why Is It So Important After All?
While such inspectors can confirm the presence of a leaking faucet, they won’t know where to look for issues such as corrosion or pinhole leaks. Nasty sewer backups can happen, and they’ll be difficult to clean up. Such problems can come from offset sewer laterals, tree root damage, and broken pipes. At this point, video camera inspections might become necessary.
Sewer inspections go beyond simply evaluating the age and performance of the plumbing system serving your home. Sure, you’ll learn more about the state of your sanitary plumbing. Still, these inspections also reveal how deep the lateral goes. You’ll find out where the lines join the sewers serving the community where you live and whether or not your pipes are connected to your neighbors’ sewage lines.
Indoor plumbing is a modern marvel, but don’t take it for granted. Older homes, especially the ones built in the 70s and 80s, are already aging. The plumbing systems built into them do not follow the same standards or construction materials as the houses built during the 1990s and 2000s.
Potential Solutions for Avoiding Future Problems
It’s not all bad news, though! We’ve also lined up (see what we did there?) a variety of solutions. These solutions will help prevent future plumbing-related problems. For instance, trenchless sewer line replacement could be the way to go. Could it be so for you? There’s only one way to find out!
All of Your Plumbing Needs from Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100, or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with just about anything plumbing-related! We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!