One of the best pieces of advice you can listen to when it comes to buying a house is to have home inspections, on your sewer lines as well as other aspects of the home. Regardless of whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an old pro, you might have on rose-colored glasses when it comes to buying a house – your future home. Luckily, certified inspectors have no bias and can impartially and appropriately identify sewer line, structural, electrical, and plumbing problems. Plus, this person can offer insight into the safety and value of the house.
When you search for your new home you’ll probably notice great front yards, charming breakfast nooks, and spacious bedrooms. What you won’t notice, however, are the termites in the basement, nests in the chimney or cracks in the foundation, and damaged sewer lateral lines. That’s why it’s important to speak with your real estate agent, who will be able to recommend inspectors who can reliably and responsibly check the nooks and crannies, walls, and roofs.
Inspections will cost you a few hundred dollars, depending on where you live, but it’s a small price to pay to ensure your home is worth the investment. Usually conducted after an offer is accepted, the inspections also provide leverage for negotiating concessions with the seller before the sale is finalized. Based on the inspector’s detailed report, you’re able to alert the seller to all issues you’d like fixed or addressed before the sale is closed.
In other words, inspections allow you to know exactly what you’re buying – and if it truly is the perfect place for you.
If you’ve already found your perfect place, let us know. Sewer Inspections can provide you with sewer inspection reports usually within 48 hours of the inspection! If you are in the counties of Contra Costa, Alameda, or Solano call us at (925) 932-5432 to schedule your inspection.