As you prepare to purchase a new home, the inspection will play a key role in your real estate transaction. Unfortunately, though necessary, a general home buyer inspection won’t catch some of the most costly issues plaguing your soon-to-be new home. Burgess Inspections, Inc. offers environmental inspections, like sewer inspections, to ensure your new home is free of expensive problems. Let’s look at six issues we might uncover with our sewer inspections.

Sewer Inspection

1. Tree Root Intrusions

As trees seek out water sources, their roots can penetrate even the smallest cracks in your pipes. This is known as root intrusion in your sewer line, and it results in blockages and costly repairs. A sewer inspection can detect this type of intrusion early to prevent a backed-up sewer system.

2. Cracks in the Line

Due to shifting and aging, cracks can develop in your sewer line over time. Even small cracks can quickly escalate into significant issues, such as leaks, ruptures, or tree root intrusion. It’s better to identify and address these cracks early before you are left with the bill for major repairs.

3. Obstructions in the Line

Any foreign objects introduced into your sewer line can obstruct the wastewater flow. You could end up with backups, slow-draining fixtures, foul odors from your drains, and worse. Let us detect your issue so you can take the proper corrective action.

4. Poor Water Flow

If water drains slowly in your sinks or makes gurgling noises, you likely have poor water flow in your sewer line. Various issues can cause this, but a sewer scope inspection can help identify the cause of the problem. 

5. Debris in the Line

In addition to foreign objects entering your sewer line through flushing, other debris can accumulate and cause problems for your plumbing system. Whether it’s construction debris or sediment, this buildup can result in clogs, backups, and other disruptive issues.

6. Collapsed or Broken Pipes

One of the most severe issues for your sewer line would be collapsed or broken pipes. This can happen as the result of several factors, including age and corrosion, leaving you with sewage backups and costly property damage.

Schedule Your Sewer Inspection 

Burgess Inspections can provide a thorough, specialized sewer inspection to catch issues that wouldn’t be visible to a general home inspector. After all, you’ll want to protect what will likely be the largest investment you’ll ever make! Contact us at (844) 804-9219 to request a free quote or schedule your inspection online. We serve homeowners and business owners in Richmond, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, as well as Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington.