SEWER CAMERA INSPECTION & LINE DETECTION
A sewer camera inspection assesses the internal condition of your main sewer line until it intersects the city sewer connection. Even seasoned home inspectors can only guess the condition of the sewer line because in most cases it is underground and completely hidden from view. Replacing a damaged or failing sewer line can mean ripping up landscaping, sidewalks and more, easily costing many thousands of dollars. If you are considering a home built before 1970 there is a high probability that the plumbing waste lines are cast iron or even clay, which have a limited life remaining. In any event, this allows the buyer to have a better idea of the true condition of the pipe and drastically reduces the likelihood of unanticipated replacement costs. Without a sewer camera inspection you could purchase a house with everything working one day and then soon after have a back-up that requires an expensive repair or replacement.
This is an optional service NOT included with any of our home inspections.
USING THE CAMERA
HOW IT WORKS
Our sewer and drain specialist will insert a high-tech camera through the interior portion of the drain and record video from the entry point to the public sewer line for a distance of approximately 100ft. He will note any damage, corrosion, root intrusions, improperly sloped sections, or other potential problem areas. He will include recommendations for follow-up, along with the approximate locations of any problem areas. In many cases there are smaller issues that can be dealt with preventatively, thus avoiding the stressful situation of having all of your drains blocked at an inconvenient time.
|With Home Inspection||$225|
This service is very important because if there are repairs needed, knowing exactly where to dig can save a lot of time, money, and frustration. Our inspections are non-intrusive, meaning we do not damage or cut open or any walls or flooring to assess the pipes. As part of our inspection we let you know if it’s necessary to bring in a plumbing professional to do additional repairs.
We do not offer quotes for repairs nor do we perform any repairs ourselves. Please note that our sewer line inspections only assess whether or not there is damage to the main sewer line and does not examine the smaller “branch” lines that drain in to the main line. We are also not able to determine the exact remaining life expectancy of the pipe through our evaluation.
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You can rely on us for reliable and affordable home inspection services throughout San Diego County. Using state-of-the-art equipment and proven technique, we provide peace of mind and real value through multiple inspections on all types of properties.