All buyers should obtain a sewer inspection if the home in question is more than 20 years old. The line might be fairly new compared to homes built before 1950, but it's fairly common for tree roots to clog it up over 20 years or so.
Aside from being non-invasive, accurate, and cost-efficient, a video camera inspection is the easiest way to assess the condition of sewer lines and identify any areas of concern.
Our video inspection services are the easiest way to prevent future emergencies or determine the cause and location of present plumbing problems.
To pinpoint the exact area with a problem, we
have a 512 Hz Sonde and locator. These devices make it so you have an exact location of
damage within the pipe, therefore making replacement more efficient with less mess and cost.
Reasons to Inspect the Sewer Line Before Buying
Tree Root Intrusion: This is one of the most common problems with older sewer lines. To a tree, a sewer system represents a virtually unlimited source of water and nutrients. Roots invade a plumbing system through tiny openings, then grow and expand. Over time, root buildup can cause cracks and major blockages.
Cast iron pipes: Many homes built before the 1980s will most likely have cast iron piping, cast iron is prone to rusting and causing scale buildup, with a life span of 30-50 years if preventive maintenance is done.
Remodeling: Kitchen and bathroom remodeling is a popular way to increase the resale value of older homes. Even if the previous homeowners invested in a remodel before selling, did they make sure the home’s plumbing system could handle the increased flow and waste?
When your HVAC ducts are in disrepair, the leaks allow your Albuquerque area home or business to lose energy, forcing your system to work harder. This costs you more money to heat and cool your home!
Down The Line Scoping will provide you with an in-depth video, locating these problematic areas that will need to be repaired in order for you to be able to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC unit.