While not included in a home inspection, it is always recommended to get an inspection done of the home’s lateral sewer line.
A sewer backup is a nasty and expensive event that not only causes damage to the home but to your personal possessions as well. Sewer line repairs can also be extremely expensive due to requiring a lot of excavation and potentially even repairing streets and sidewalks. An inexpensive repair can cost $5000, but can reach $10,000-$25,000 very quickly making it one of the single most expensive repairs you could face when owning a home. Having your sewer inspected is advised on any home, regardless of the age. The minimal cost of an inspection could save you from losing personal belongings and having your home damaged by sewage, then having to pay for expensive repairs. We’ll provide you with a high resolution video of the entire lateral sewer line, images of any defects that are found, and our recommendations.