3 Reasons To Perform A Video Sewer Inspection Before You Purchase A Home

20 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you are in the process of getting ready to purchase a new home that has a septic tank, you need to get it inspected before you finalize the purchase. Here are three reasons why you should insist on a video camera sewer inspection. 

#1 Identify Material Used 

If the owners of the home that you are interested in purchasing do not know much about their sewage system, a video sewer inspection will allow you to fill the gaps in their area of knowledge.

The camera will allow you to discover what type of material your possible new sewage system is made out of all the way through, from your home all the way to your septic tank. There are certain types of material that are more long-lasting than other materials; this will allow you to find out which materials your potential new system is comprised of.

#2 Discover Condition Of Material

When you get a video camera sewer inspection, the inspectors will be able to tell you the condition of the material. Don't assume that all parts of the sewage system are in good shape just because the drainage pipes in the home look like they are well taken care of. Getting a video camera inspection will allow you to know the condition of all the aspects of the sewage system that you can't visually inspect yourself. Most sewer systems are buried underground, so this is the best way to verify the conditions of the material.

#3 Find Out Future Repair Costs

The inspectors are not just going to be looking at the type and shape of the material; they are also going to be keeping an eye out for potential issues down the road that you will have to deal with when you purchase the home. 

You should be able to get a detailed estimate of all the work that you will need to do in the future. This estimate should include smaller work, such as cleaning out your sewage system, to larger work projects, such as replacing the pipes that are connected to your sewage tank. 

If you are in the process of purchasing a new home, don't just get a general sewer inspection, get a video camera inspection. A video camera inspection will allow you to get an insider's view of your sewage system and will allow the inspectors to more accurately let you know the material the sewage system is made out of, the condition the material is in, and the future work that will need to be done to the system.

A video camera inspection provides the inspectors with another set of data and information that will help them create a more detailed report for you. This information can help you make a purchasing decision and could help your negotiation process over the price of the home. 

For more information, contact Rapid Rooter Inc or a similar company.