Expert Sewer Inspection from A Licensed Missouri Plumber
Buying your new home feels like a dream come true – until something goes wrong. Only two weeks after moving in, you notice that the bathtub doesn’t drain as well as it should. Two weeks later, sewage starts to back up into your tub, and the whole dreamy house now smells like a nightmare.
It’s a dreadful scenario, but without having a sewer inspection prior to buying, you could be the next new homeowner to experience it. Give your local Missouri plumber a call through Plumbers 911 to have the sewer system inspected before you purchase your new home. It could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
Although many homebuyers may not realize it, home inspections rarely – if ever – include a sewer inspection. However, having the structural integrity of your sewer system inspected before you buy is vital. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you have city water, the city is responsible for your sewer lines. It’s a mistake that could cost you dearly.
Our Missouri Plumbers Will Help You Make an Informed Home-Buying Decision
- The homeowner is responsible for the drain pipes that run from the house all the way to the city main – which means that there could potentially be up to 100 feet of drain line running under driveways or streets that you have to maintain.
- Sewer lines that run to an underground septic tank are just as susceptible to the damage that city sewer lines can incur, so even if the home you want to buy is supplied with well water, an inspection of your sewer system is still an important part of the home-buying process.
- Even if you have already purchased a home (especially an older home), having your sewer system checked out by a professional is worth considering.
Inspecting a sewer system is a specialized process, so hiring someone with experience and integrity is crucial. Plumbers 911 can send a rigorously screened expert right to your door to help you get the best service possible at competitive prices.
Rely on Expert Missouri Plumbing Services for Any Sewer System Problem
There are dozens of ways that a sewer system can be compromised. Some of the most common problems that our professionals encounter include:
Over time, the sewage that runs through your drain lines and into your septic tank can build up on the walls of your sewer pipes and septic tank. This can be minimized with regular maintenance; but when you buy a used home, you can never be sure if the sewer system was properly maintained.
Those tree roots that can put cracks in your paved driveway, grow into your underground swimming pool, and even disrupt the integrity of your home’s foundation can also invade your septic system. These invasive roots obstruct the flow of sewage and can turn a small drainage problem into a massive amount of damage very quickly.
Improperly Installed Pipe.
When you or the previous homeowners hire a substandard plumber to install or repair sewer lines, the risk of drain problems occurring increases substantially. Whether the issue is a connection between two pipes that wasn’t properly sealed, the use of a drainage method that wasn’t appropriate for your particular home, or even simply failing to use a drain trap, improper plumbing can cause problems ranging from a mere nuisance to thousands of dollars worth of unnecessary damage.
We are all taught the importance of checking for electrical lines underground before undertaking a DIY digging project, but what about checking for drain lines? When you plant trees, start a garden, install a pool, or any other project that involves digging more than just a foot or two, make sure to find out where your sewer system is as well as any power lines before you dig.
No matter what is causing your sewer system woes, an inspection can help you spot the problem before it becomes more than just a headache. With Plumbers 911, you will know that your pipes are in good hands.
How Does a Sewer Inspection Work?
A sewer inspection
is fairly straight forward, but it requires tools and knowledge that your average Joe is not likely to possess. A licensed professional will begin by locating the clean out plug to your sewer system. Sometimes this plug is in an easy-to-find place above ground, but many times it is buried. Once located, the plug is opened and a specialized camera is placed into the drain.
Many professionals will let you see the video footage of the inside of your drain, so you can see for yourself the extent of the build-up within, and any other possible damage. If the drain pipe is obstructed too severely, the drain will have to be unclogged, repaired, or possibly even replaced before the inspection can continue. Our expert technicians will be able to solve any problems that your drain lines may have, from a small clog to a huge root problem. And if the video footage reveals no obstructions, then you will be able to rest easy knowing that your sewer system will run smoothly for another several years at least.
Why Choose a Missouri Plumber from Plumbers 911?
At Plumbers 911, we know that working with professional plumbers who are knowledgeable, friendly, and fairly priced is of the utmost importance.
We contract with experienced professionals in every locality, so you should never have to wait longer than an hour for an expert to show up.
We set some of the strictest standards in the industry, and our contractors are rigorously screened to make sure they meet those standards before we send them to your door.
Our high quality tools ensure that the job will be done right the first time, every time. And if for some reason something doesn’t quite go as planned, you can rest easy knowing that every one of our contractors is ensured.
Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you have already gone through the nightmare of purchasing a house with unknown sewer problems, give Plumbers 911 a call before your next home purchase. A quality Missouri plumber will be there on your schedule to provide a sewer inspection and give you the peace of mind that goes along with it.