Sewer Reports For Escrow ,Sellers & Buyers
Video Inspection of Underground Sewer Lines
Video inspection of underground sewer lines is always recommended. If you are purchasing a residence or commercial structure, you will want to have the pipes evaluated by video because there is no way of knowing the condition without digging up the pipes. Jetters & Snakes will find an acceptable clean out or other means of access and send down state of the art camera equipment to check for damage, breaks, offsets, roots, or other obstructions. Other issues that could be noted are standing water due to build-up or improper slope.
Video Inspections will Identify Problems in Underground Sewer Lines
You don’t want to find out about these problems after escrow closes because at that point, it is too late to ask for the seller to repair any problems. The underground sewer lines are your responsibility until it hits the city connection. If a system is backed up due to blockages, major costs can be incurred due to damage to the structure and items located within the building. This condition can also create a health hazard. Now, the sewer lines will have to be repaired as well as the damage caused by the backup.
Jetters & Snakes will find these problems with a video inspection of the underground sewer lines before it is too late.
Peace of Mind from Video Inspection of the Underground Sewer Lines
Many people think that they wasted their money by paying for a video inspection of the underground sewer lines if it comes out positive with no problems. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind, knowing that you are purchasing a property that does not have any problems or potential problems. Jetters & Snakes can put your mind at ease with a video inspection of the underground sewer lines.
The sewer drain line connects a structure containing plumbing fixtures such as a toilet, sink, shower, bathtub, etcetera to the city sewer connection in the street or a private septic system. These lines are underground and therefore not visible. The materials are not meant to last forever and have a limited life expectancy. Over time, pipes deteriorate and become brittle. They may be damaged, cracked or disconnected or offset by wear or ground movement. Blockages by tree roots are the most common cause of sewer line problems. Repairs to sewer line issues can range from $500 to $25,000 and up depending on the degree of damage to the sewer and damage to the structure due to back up. A video inspection is the only way to detect potential problems in the line before they become a disaster.
Sewer lines cannot be viewed without the use of a camera unless you dig them up. We provide a sewer line inspection via the use of a video camera, of the main sewer line from the structure to the city connection in the street or septic tank connection. This process can help to locate and identify any blockages or problem areas within the line and help to avoid any future surprises.
The technician on site will try to locate the best possible clean out available on the exterior or interior of the structure. If a cleanout is not available, a toilet will have to be pulled (and re-installed with a new seal) or a access can be installed and be used for entry for additional cost . A roof vent is not a proper access and is not good for your roof
The full color camera with a transmitter attached to 200 feet of fiber optic cable is then sent down the line to show the condition of the pipe, live on the full screen computer monitor at the other end. We are also equipped with a locator that will find the transmitter if necessary. That will help to locate the area where the potential problem is found.
Throughout the entire course of the video inspection, the technician will explain the process and any discoveries that may be relevant. He will be available to answer any questions that the client may have and will provide a DVD or a website of the video scope on site.
A copy of the video inspection will be provided to the client via You Tube and a computer generated report will be emailed to designated recipients. The detailed report will contain digital pictures, pertinent information and an approximate cost of repairs.
A sample report is available to view. Click on Sewer Report example above.