Everyone buying or selling a home knows the everyday stress associated with the big move. There is a lot to accomplish and little time to make all the well thought out plans fall into place. That is why it is important to stress getting a camera inspection done well ahead of closing.
Why do I need one?
The answer to this question is relatively simple. Camera inspections bring peace of mind or at the very least, an open acknowledgement between buyer and seller of a potential situation that could cost thousands to fix. Sewer line replacement and repair whether it’s trenchless or traditional can be expensive. Rotting or cracked pipes, bellies, root incursion, gravel build up, corroded traps can all lead to an unexpected bill from the plumber in the not so distant future. Seeing and understanding what’s going on underground is important for customers to feel secure in their biggest financial investments.
Over the years there has been a growing awareness of the importance of sewer line camera inspections. Some boroughs and municipalities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas require that sellers have their sewers inspected by a certified plumbing outfit. Some localities do their own sewer lateral inspections for the buyer or seller and some require additional dye tests to see if there is run off or storm water leaching into the sanitary system. Whatever the case, it is important whether buying or selling, that customers look into the local municipalities code for property transfer. We also ask customers to acquire all paperwork needed for the technician to fill out and submit to the local municipality. If you have questions about whether or not you are required to have a camera inspection completed, talk to your realtor or listing agent.
How does it work?
Sewer lateral inspections are a pretty straightforward and inexpensive process. It all starts with scheduling an appointment with one of our team. Our experienced NASSCO certified sewer experts arrive at your home and run a long cabled CCTV video camera down your basement drain. From the basement drain to where it connects with the main sewer line, we will inspect every inch to make sure there are no defects or potential problems waiting to happen. From there, we fill out all necessary paperwork for your local municipality and will make a copy of the video inspection for the customer’s personal records (DVD, flash drive or YouTube link).
If there are issues with your current or future sewer line, our sewer experts can provide customers with a quote and approach that will solve the problem. For heavy sludge, root balls or grease it may be as simple as quick hydro jetting to leave the sewer line clean and clear for the future owner. If it is a more involved job, we encourage customers to talk to our technicians about the process of repair or replacement of their sewer line. We take pride in educating and providing transparency to our customers so they may make more informed decisions that will give them a long lasting piece of mind. Our team is also accustomed to working with all parties involved to make sure we meet deadlines and finish up all necessary processes to make sure the customer can close on time. In certain situations, we are able to assist in developing a blended scope that involves both the buyer and seller so they can split the responsibility of the investigation or potential repair work and help save real estate transaction.
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Your future home is your sanctuary and here at Mister Sewer we are equipped with state of the art equipment to give you the peace of mind you deserve at closing. Give us a call at 412-835-2135 or click here to schedule an appointment today. We have the tools and expertise to provide you with honest and transparent assessment of your sewer line with a camera inspection.