Why a Sewer Scope Inspection is Essential for Homebuyers

Buying a home is my number one goal, but until that happens, I am constantly looking for ways to save money and pay off debt. I recently learned a sewer scope inspection is a fair investment for homebuyers, which is why I’m also passing that information along to you. A sewer scope is an inspection procedure performed on sewers and drains and utilizes a camera device. The camera is inserted into the home’s sewer lines in a way that allows the camera’s lens to be positioned where it can see inside obstructions. Sewer scope inspections pinpoint problem areas in the sewer lines and allow inspectors to identify potential issues.

Why is a sewer inspection necessary?

Structural Risk:

Flooding in the home or backyard

If your home is flooded, stay calm. Do not panic. Locate your family members and pets, and contact authorities. Turn off the electricity at the main power switch and the main breaker (or fuse box). Never turn on the power until you are instructed to do so by authorities. Do not throw water; it may damage wiring or appliances.

Shifting or cracking in the home’s foundation

A home’s foundation is the skeleton of the house. It’s what keeps the structure standing and also keeps everything inside safe and sound. But foundations are surprisingly easy to overlook, and they have problems when they’re not built properly. Problems like shifting or cracking. If you’ve noticed any of these signs, here’s what to do.

Mould growth

Mould growth in homes and buildings is a serious issue. It is a fungus that thrives on moisture and can penetrate porous building materials like drywall and insulation. Removal or remediation isn’t a simple task since mould is a resilient organism that can regrow if not properly addressed. Mould growth can be a factor in asthma and allergies and can cause other health problems, ranging from lethargy to rashes and infections.

Health Risk:

Rodents, flies, roaches, or parasites can enter damaged pipes and invade the home

Rodents, flies, roaches, and parasites can enter damaged pipes and invade the home. Because pests travel in packs, they can cause structural damage to your home, too. There are many different types of rats, and some common signs of a rodent problem include droppings, urine marks, sounds of gnawing, chewing, scratching, squeaking, and nest building.

Mould spores

Mould spores are invisible to the naked eye, and they can be harmful to your health. They build up in your house, particularly in damp areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. When your house is cleaned, the untreated mould spores remain behind, and they can continually grow up to 10 millimetres a day.

Harmful gasses like carbon dioxide, methane, chlorine, nitrous oxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide can seep into the house

Keeping a home clean and free from harmful gasses is not only essential for good health but for fire safety too. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, harmful gasses like carbon dioxide, methane, chlorine, nitrous oxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide can seep into the house if the air supply is contaminated. So, let’s take a closer look at how we can improve indoor air quality.

Water from a broken sewage pipe can contain bacteria like E-coli, typhoid fever, salmonella, and cholera, and viruses like Hepatitis A

As temperatures rise, water could be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to keep drinking it. Water from a broken sewage pipe can contain bacteria like E-coli, typhoid fever, salmonella, and cholera, and viruses like hepatitis A. This water can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, headache, and stomach pain and, in some cases, can be fatal. How can you tell if your water is safe? (It’s safe to drink if your city’s water supply was unaffected.)

Expensive repairs

Accidents happen. When they do, they often result in costly repairs. And when that repair is on your home’s roof, things can get expensive fast. When something damages your roof, it can be costly, but there are also some ways to stay out of that costly situation. There are things you can watch out for and ways to avoid roof damage that can save you some money.

Lack of access to plumbing

Plumbing issues in the home are no joke. At any given time, you can be dealing with anything from a minor leak to a major disaster. And if you’re like most people, you may not know what to do when a pipe bursts in your home. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to fix most plumbing issues, which brings us to the topic of today’s blog post. Pipe bursts are a common occurrence in many homes, especially older homes, and they can be very costly and damaging to your flooring, walls, and other property. But the good news is that you can prevent pipe bursts.

Sewer Scope inspections can reveal 100 per cent blockage and evidence of tree roots that have grown into a sewer line. These problems can be very expensive to repair and can prevent sewer drain pipes from working. Homeowners need to know about such problems before they buy a home.

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