Don’t Buy That Old House in Freeport Without a Sewer Inspection!
- October 10, 2019
- Doris Gray
Old houses have a lot of character and history, but they can also have a lot of problems. During the inspection of an old house, the sewer system can sometimes be overlooked because it is underground. However, the sewer system is an integral part of any home so you should never purchase a home, especially an old one, without a thorough inspection that incorporates water leak detection in Sarasota, FL.
Here are three reasons why.
1. Sewage can back up into your home.
Just imagine the excitement of moving into a new home only to have that excitement killed by sewage backing up into your toilets and drains. This isn’t bad lighting or a roof repair. This is actual, disgusting, germ-infested sewage entering your safe haven. The sewage can make your family very ill. Avoid this nightmarish event by getting an inspection and, if needed, getting repairs before you settle into your home.
2. The cost of an inspection pales in comparison to the cost of unexpected repairs.
According to Cost Helper, the average cost of a sewer camera inspection is in the range of $250 to $500. On the other hand, the average cost of sewer system repairs can be around $5,000 or more. You can make a more informed decision about an old house if you know in advance how much you’ll have to spend on sewer system repairs.
3. Water leaks can sometimes go unnoticed until something is damaged.
Water can seriously damage your home–your furniture, roof, walls, floors–basically anything. You may think you’re getting a great deal on an old home, but if you end up replacing all the items we just mentioned, you may find out that the deal wasn’t as sweet as you thought. Hiring a company that is skilled in water leak detection in Sarasota, FL, is the best way to make sure you find any and all leaks. HydroScout has over 30 years of experience with leak detection.