Sewer Drain Inspections: Why They Are Important

As homeowners, we tend to focus on the parts of our homes we can see. Unfortunately, some of the most vital aspects of a property are out of sight. That includes your sewer system, which can lead to expensive and messy issues if not given the proper attention and care. This is where a sewer drain inspection comes into play. 

At ServiceOne, our professional plumbers can handle your home sewer drain issues. In this blog, we’ll explore why such an inspection is essential, especially under certain circumstances.

Is a sewer scope worth it?

The short answer is yes, a sewer scope is definitely worth it. This specialized camera inspection of the main sewer line can reveal problems like blockages, tree root intrusions and even structural issues such as breaks or collapses in the pipe. Identifying these issues early on allows homeowners to address them before they escalate into major problems requiring expensive repairs or replacements.

Sewer scope inspections are generally affordable and offer a clear understanding of the condition of an often-overlooked yet crucial part of your home. In many cases, the upfront cost of the inspection is far less than the potential cost and hassle of dealing with a sewer backup or other major issues later on.

When to schedule a sewer drain inspection

You’ve noticed drain issues in your home

If you've noticed that the drains in your home have become slow or are backing up, this is a major red flag that should not be ignored. Slow drains could be a sign of blockages or obstructions in your sewer lines, which could eventually lead to more severe problems like sewage backups.

A professional sewer drain inspection can provide an in-depth look at the state of your sewer lines, helping to identify and locate the issue. Once the problem is identified, ServiceOne’s experienced and certified technicians can recommend and perform the necessary repairs or cleanings, saving you from a potentially hazardous and expensive issue down the line.

You’re about to close on a new home

Buying a home is an exciting yet challenging experience. While you may be focused on the number of bedrooms or the quality of the local schools, the sewer system is equally important. Before you close the deal, consider having a sewer drain inspection conducted. You could be inheriting someone else's problem, which might not become apparent until you’ve already moved in.

An inspection can reveal whether the sewer system is in good condition or if you should negotiate with the seller for repairs or a price reduction. It can potentially save you a lot of trouble and money, making it a wise investment before taking ownership of a new property.

ServiceOne special

Now through the end of November, our team at ServiceOne is offering a special on all sewage system inspections. Normally $225, you can have a professional plumber come inspect your home’s sewer line for $160! Be sure to give our team a call to schedule your sewer line inspection today!

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