Are you planning to buy a house in the Bakersfield area? Or maybe you have a friend, relative, or coworker who is about to close the deal? Homebuyers will always check the roof, the attic, and the foundation. However, few will consider a drain inspection. It seems to be something that most buyers never think about.
Let us tell you about a service that few homebuyers ask for, but can prevent many headaches in the future.
Preventive Drain Inspection
You see, the problem with pipes is that they are hidden, so it is easy to ignore them and simply let them do their job. But they can easily get blocked by many causes. For example, if cooking oil has been poured down the drain, once it cools down it might solidify and obstruct the water flow. Another common cause of pipe blockages are trees. Their roots start out as thin as a human hair and can penetrate the pipes. Once inside, they will grow and expand, eventually blocking them completely.
As if that’s not enough, if the previous owners frequently flushed their dental floss or toilet wipes, these could be getting stuck deep into the line, slowly causing a clog.
The Problem with Old Pipes
Even if the pipes have no obstructions, you should keep in mind that they have a life expectancy. This is especially important to consider in older homes. Older homes usually have sewer systems that were constructed with cast iron. The problem with cast iron is that it slowly decays. Jagged edges can trap any debris, which will accumulate and cause clogs.
Calcification and scale buildup will also occur in pipes that have been used for many years. This is yet is another source of drainage clogs and stoppages.
Having a drain inspection is not only a proactive measure that will reveal any hidden issues, but it can also help you make an educated decision before buying. If any problems are detected, you will have more negotiation power and might be able to get a better deal.
How We Do A Drain Inspection
Knowing what is going on inside the home’s pipes is possible by using fiber optics. We use a fiber optic cable that is inserted into the drain, and which has an infrared light and video camera that can be seen on a monitor. This tiny camera wiggles its way into the pipes and will reveal any issue inside them.
This allows us to watch in real time if there are any clogs, tree roots, leaks or pipe failures, and then help you decide which would be the best way to solve it.
Give The Plumbing Doc a Call
If you need to do a drain inspection in the Bakersfield area, we are here to help. Our goal is to have 100% customer satisfaction, and our experienced sewer camera inspection service will let you determine the overall condition of your drain lines.
Call us today at (661) 491-7154, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you shortly.