Material Types, General Condition, Major and minor failings.
A narrated video recording of the inspection, recommendations based on our findings and
Camera Inspection Pros is not "selling" or up-selling. All findings are looked at objectively and the solutions available are explained. This leaves you armed when finding a solution to your problems.
A: There is no need to be present during the inspection. In fact, we prefer that our inspector remain uninterrupted during the process in order to prevent distractions from the inspector’s focus as well as the audio which is being recorded for the inspection.
A: We do not offer plumbing services, as we are not plumbers. We do have plumbers who we have worked with whom we trust and recommend based on their work that we have seen. [We are not affiliated with any plumbing companies and we do not receive kickbacks of any kind.] We highly recommend practicing due diligence by researching your options and getting multiple quotes.
Oftentimes, when an older house is flipped for re-sale, we get distracted by the cosmetics and surface upgrades. Unfortunately the term “out of sight, out of mind” qualifies here, as the details of hidden sewer infrastructures are typically overlooked in these remodels. What this means is that you may end up with a bright, shiny “new” house sitting nicely atop a pricey sewer line nightmare. A detailed sewer inspection gives you the opportunity to avoid this type of surprise.
A: Yes! You should schedule your sewer inspection as soon as you know you are buying a home. It’s important to leave yourself time to get quotes for any major defects in the sewer main line. Our inspection can be performed with out hindering the home inspection.
We do inspections all over the Phoenix area. We do add a travel fee for jobs beyond 40 miles of the 85027 area code, which is calculated based on mileage.
A: Sewer inspections are helpful in several scenarios, but our main focus is to help protect new home buyers from buying into an unknown money pit. Imagine finally purchasing the newly remodeled home of your dreams, only to later discover that the sewer system was poorly maintained for the last 40+ years and is now going to cost you anywhere from $__k - $30k in repairs. We aim to assist prospective homeowners in catching these problems before purchasing the home, and we are happy to give our professional opinion in regard to repairs or maintenance required.
All too often, we hear a realtor, inspector, homeowner, or alike express that they were told, “It is only important to view a sewer line before purchase if the home or property is above a certain age.” This could not be any further from the truth for two simple reasons:
1) Whether old or newly installed, no sewer line is impervious or exempt from issues.
2) Every substantial investment should be fully examined before purchase.
The age of a property and sewer line does play a significant role in determining the quality and potential for problems but is certainly not the only cause for sewer disasters. The possibility of a root intrusion alone is sufficient reason to inspect the sewer line. Roots intrusions have become a leading cause for sewer backups and a major nuisance. If a property is more than a decade old and contains bushes or trees larger than a rose bush, the sewer system is already at risk of root intrusions. ABS and other plastic composite sewer lines are much more flexible, allowing for a “belly” or low spot to occur. This is often caused by the shifting of earth due to natural elements or poor installation.
When dealing with a sewer line failure, human error is occasionally the culprit and can often be costly. This could range from a simple nail puncture from your interior designer to a significant lapse in judgment while pouring construction material down a drain. Large scale homes and commercial building sites can be busy and hectic, with multiple contractors working on top of one another. This can lead to major errors that often go unnoticed during testing and are only exposed after a substantial backup. Sewer line failures occur regularly with new developments due to human error but are rarely the topic of conversation. Even the best tradesman has his or her bad day. While errors may occur, sewer disasters can always be avoided with a sewer inspection and a bit of preventative knowledge.