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What Lurks Below...............
Home buyers today are getting savvier about inspections and main stream issues. However, there is one inspection that is critical when considering an older home with mature landscape and that is the sewer line camera scope with a professional plumber. Those trees are beautiful and an attractive feature to any yard but what lurks below may be a maze of angry roots seeking the most obvious source of water with finger like projections-right into the sewer system.
Most buyers would not think of purchasing such a large investment without checking the structural and mechanical integrity of their future home yet what I find is that they don’t even think of taking a look at one of the most costly systems involved with the daily healthy function of their property. Tree root invasion causes loss of integrity to the sewer system providing an avenue for raw sewage to leak into the surrounding area. It also blocks the system and what can’t go forward will eventually go back up the system into the home. Roots are strong enough to break the joints making a twisted mess of what once was a pathway underground.
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