Anyone that has been tasked with digging out a sewer line knows the value of a quality sewer line inspection. The cost to excavate a sewer line can be robust if you hire a plumbing company to do it, and the time and labor required to do it yourself is substantial. As the housing shortage in Reno continues, home buyers are looking into purchasing older and older homes. Purchasing an older home without first getting all aspects of the home inspected can cost you an excessive amount of time, money, and labor. Getting a sewer line inspection for your prospective home isn’t just a prudent financial decision, it will also provide you with an invaluable peace of mind.
If you are considering purchasing a home that is 40 years old or older, a sewer line inspection is critical. We at Grush Inspections, LLC have learned the difficult lessons regarding home inspections, and we want to share our decades of knowledge with you.
Why Do I Need a Sewer Line Inspection?
Many cases we have seen are issues with old piping in older homes or historic buildings. A simple visual inspection will not be enough to make sure that the problem has been fixed. Grush Inspections contracts a Reno sewer line inspection service with years of experience in residential and commercial inspections in the Northern Nevada area. Their sewer line specialists use high-tech cameras to view the actual condition of the line, offering a full and thorough 360-degree view of what’s going on down below.
Common Reno Sewer Line Inspection Problems
- Tree roots that press your sewer line out of its normal shape, causing slow drains and blockages
- Tree roots that penetrate the pipe itself causing blockages
- Clogs due to lint, hygiene products, and other slow-degrading objects
- Old fiber conduit pipes that are insufficient to handle modern day plumbing
- Broken or misshaped pipes
Pro Tips to Increase the Longevity of Your Sewer Line
- Before purchasing any structure that is more than 40 years old, hire a professional sewer line inspector to make sure the sewer lines are still usable and intact. Sewer line repair can cost thousands of dollars; let us check before you buy.
- Keep any sort of tree, brush, bushes or other sorts of plants away from the sewer line as much as possible. As you can imagine, roots may grow into the line, causing pipes to burst or other damages.
- Be nice to your toilets (and garbage disposals)! Try to only flush toilet paper; other hygiene products can easily clog lines.
- Under no circumstance should you pour any sort of hot grease down your sink, toilet, or garbage disposal.
- Consult with your sewer line specialist to determine the frequency at which your line should receive rooter cleanings and inspections
Reno inspection services vary. If you are a looking for a trusted name in the Northern Nevada community that will ensure that the job is done, and done right with due diligence, then you are looking for the dedicated staff at Grush Inspections to schedule your sewer line inspection. We can also inspect the rest of your prospective home, check for pests, check your heating and air conditioning systems, your fireplace, and more. Schedule your inspection today!