Like many illnesses, some house problems don’t show up overnight. A blocked or damaged sewer line often falls in this group. Tucson’s Arizona Home Inspections by Jack Randall recommends spending a little extra to have the sewer lines scoped. Blocked or damaged sewer lines are very common and discovered on a routine basis.
We run water through the fixtures and drains, but we’re there for a limited time, The typical Home Inspection is two to four hours and that might not be long enough for the problem to reveal itself. I’ve inspected 5-6000 homes over the years, and only been lucky enough to have the sewer lines backup during the Home Inspection a few times. That’s the last thing we want to happen after our clients move-in.
As part of our routine Home Inspection, ARIZONA HOME INSPECTIONS by Jack Randall takes extra time to survey the drain waste vents and Clean-outs for signs of a previous Roto Rooters. This is one of the most important keys to determine the condition of the underground sewer lines. We also look for trees or stumps in the line of the sewer /septic system that could cause damage. However, when it comes to sewer-pipe scoping (sending a camera down the line), it’s not typically included in a standard inspection but always recommended!
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Arizona Home Inspections
by Jack Randall
Tucson, AZ 85704