Why a Sewer Scope Inspection is a Must
- Why a Sewer Scope Inspection is a Must
So you’ve been eyeing that old town neighborhood with the charming craftsman homes and the Victorian mansions and lucky you – one that fits within your budget was just listed. Where these older homes can be very attractive with their unique charm, their tree-lined streets and established neighborhoods, you need to fully understand the challenges a home more than a half-century old can pose. Not only do you get decorative gables and porcelain doorknobs; you get possible termite damage, foundation issues and cracked sewer pipes. Where these issues are often minor, they will still need to be addressed. Which is why a sewer scope should be included in your home inspection when considering closing on a vintage home.
Few property and home owners understand that the sewer line that leads to the city main line are actually the responsibility of the homeowner. Should a broken or root-infested sewer line cause a back up, you can be held liable for the damage it causes. These backups can cause loss of property to both homes and businesses in the direct vicinity and can cost thousands to repair. Where your insurance company usually pays for the clean up and restoration of these backups, the repair or replacement may be excluded and their costs come directly from your own pocket.
A sewer scope, performed by your local home inspection company in Denver, shows just where your sewer line is vulnerable to breakage or backups and to what extent. With the use of a camera, a scope of your sewer and septic lines can help identify weak spots or other issues within older lines, helping potential homeowners avoid what could be monstrous problems in the future. Make sure to ask about sewer scopes in Denver when scheduling your home inspection.