Oh, my goodness. I'm batting 100% on sewer inspections lately. This is the third sewer inspection in Land Park over the past 30 days that has called for a new sewer line. The last two Land Park homes my buyers inspected turned up problems, but that was expected, primarily for the following reasons:
- These Land Park homes were built in the 1920s and 1930s
- The yards contained a lot of mature trees
- The sewer lines had not been replaced
However, I really did not expect problems with this home today because there were no trees in the yard and it had all new plumbing. The home had been extensively remodeled. Still, I advised the buyers to get a sewer inspection. The estimate for a new sewer liner was $4,542. That doesn't involve digging up the yard, just pulling a liner through. Somehow, the sewer line was completely full of tree roots!
It was funny because the buyers really did not want to pay for a sewer inspection, but decided to heed my advice, regardless. I'm very glad they did. Whew. This would have been awful to deal with after the escrow closed. I expect the seller will pay for it because if they refuse, they will have to give a copy of the sewer inspection report and estimate to the next buyer. And the next buyer will want it repaired, too.
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