Sewer lines…to inspect or not to inspect. Buying and selling a home will never be 100% risk free. Read this article, one of many you’ll find and be objective about the conversation of sewers. Buyers: age of home, surrounding trees, etc. Sellers: maintenance. When in doubt: inspect what you expect. In the evolution of home ownership over time we will all need to adapt to many changes that affect the process: knob and tube, federal pacific, underground oil tanks, chimney, and now sewer. Be effective “consultants”, be knowledgeable but beware and don’t act as the inspection experts that you’re not.

Why Smart Buyers Request a Sewer Inspection Before Buying Older Homes