SEWER LINE INSPECTIONS
Potential buyers would be wise to have their portion of the city sewer inspected prior to agreeing on a contract.
If you think a sewer line inspection means tearing up your (soon to be) new lawn, think again! We use state-of-the-art technology to inspect and identify problems without digging a trench. We may even be able to complete repairs without digging a trench through your new lawn!
HOW IT WORKS
First we use a camera to show you a clear picture of what's going in inside the pipe and identify areas that need repairs.
Then we assess the damage to make our recommendations for repairs. For example, plant roots may have caused cracks to form in the pipes, old materials may be breaking down, or there may be a clog. Of course, we may find nothing at all and you can proceed with your new home purchase with confidence.
OPTIONS FOR REPAIRING A SEWER LINE
If there is minimal damage, resin injections can repair small cracks. It does involve minimal digging to reach problem areas.
DIGGING A TRENCH
Sometimes, if the damage is very extensive, digging a trench is unavoidable. We like to save this option as our last resort.
Sellers - We won't interrupt your daily routine at all. In fact, the inspection will take place while you are out of the house.
Buyers - We recommend you attend the inspection along with your real estate agent. One of our inspectors will be sure to greet you and then go over the inspection results with the utmost professionalism and courtesy.
DO I NEED A SEWER LINE INSPECTION?
Sewer lines are a vital part of any house, but they often go unnoticed until problems arise. Scheduling a professional sewer pipe inspection can save you money by catching small issues before they cause major breakdowns.
As a general rule, homeowners should get their sewer pipes inspected every 1 to 2 years as part of general home maintenance. Older properties might require more frequent inspections as pipe materials wear out over time and become more susceptible to damage.
Age isn't the only factor. If your property has large trees, the roots can break through sewer pipes and cause leaks. Tree root infiltration happens slowly over time, so consistent inspections are essential.
You should also plan a sewer scope before buying a new house. You may not notice plumbing issues during a tour, but expert inspectors can check for sewer line blockages or cracks so that you're fully informed before buying.
SIGNS OF SEWER LINE DAMAGE
Suspected damage is one of the most common reasons people get sewer scopes. Keep an eye out for these common signs of trouble to avoid costly system breakdowns:
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure may indicate a cracked or burst sewer line. Tree root infiltration might be the cause, but you won't know for sure until you get a sewer camera inspection. During a sewer scope, the technician will use specialized equipment to scan the pipes for damage. Small cracks can be repaired without replacing the whole sewer line, so early detection is essential.
Sewer line blockages might stop drains from working properly. They may drain eventually, but they will be slow. Worse blockages might stop drains completely. Schedule a sewer scope if you notice slow drains or pooling water in sinks and bathtubs.
Tree Roots in Drains
If sewer pipes have tree root infiltration, you might find roots in your drains. Large-scale infiltration can push other debris into your drains, including twigs, rocks, and dirt. Older pipe materials are more likely to crack and let in roots. In many cases, sewer pipes that are more than 25 years old should be inspected annually to catch problems early.
When sewer lines break, drain water and waste leak into the surrounding dirt. This can lead to soggy grass, muddy patches, and pooling surface water. You may also notice areas of very green, lush grass due to excess water. During a sewer camera inspection, the inspector will locate any cracks or leaky pipes and recommend a repair plan.
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK
ADB Construction & Septic specializes in sewer inspection and repair, and we have the experience to guide you through the repair and maintenance process regardless of what issues may arise.
Our Inspections Include:
DETAILED REPORT OF CURRENT CONDITION OF SEPTIC SYSTEM
DIAGRAM WITH MEASUREMENTS
RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE