Why Drain Inspection Is Essential When Buying a Home

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Getting a general inspection when buying a home is a no-brainer. You want to ensure everything from the roof down to the foundation is structurally sound. However, since general inspections only involve visual checks to reveal possible issues, they usually don’t include the drains.

As the trusted expert in drain cleaning in Oceanside, CA, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter recommends getting a pre-purchase drain inspection. It gives you a clear picture of the condition of your drain lines, sparing you from the surprise of expensive repairs. Keep reading as we discuss more of its importance:

Understand Your Drain Lines

If you don’t realize early that the home you’re eyeing has a clogged drain, you could end up with costly repairs later on. An in-depth inspection provides you with crucial information about the drain lines to give you an idea of their maintenance needs in the long term. Furthermore, this allows you to negotiate costs with your realtor or decide if it’s best to look for other options.

A drain inspection informs you of the following:

  • How the drains are used
  • The condition, size, and material of the drain pipe
  • If there is a buildup of grease and/or scale
  • If there is a tree root problem
  • If any drains have collapsed due to lack of maintenance

Help Determine the Responsibility

Sometimes, it can be challenging to determine who is responsible for plumbing problems. By getting an inspection from a reputable drain cleaning company, you will have a better idea of what you are dealing with. If your sewer line is clogged, the inspection will show the cause of the blockage. It will help you know if it’s you, the seller, or the municipal who’s liable for the repairs.

Ensure Your Safety

If you are buying an old home, it might still have old pipes made of harmful materials like lead. It’s best to know this in advance to avoid potential health hazards. This factor will help you decide whether or not to buy the home and arrange repairs and drain cleaning services.

Ensure you make an informed decision when buying a home with a comprehensive drain inspection by A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. You can also rely on us to unclog your drains using proven methods like drain snaking and hydro jetting. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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