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Real Estate Inspections

Total Septic Service has specifically tailored our real estate inspections to compliment the commercial and home inspection process.  A broken pipe is a latent defect that may not be known by the present owner but can have damaging consequences to the future owner.  No agent wants their client to move into a home or business that has unknown and potentially costly problems.  At Total Septic Service, we provide real estate inspections at an affordable price and we sell it as an important step for anyone who is planning on buying a home or commercial property.

Clay and Concrete piping was used extensively up into the 1980’s.  From then on most piping was converted over to PVC and now the superior polyethylene pipes.  Any of the older rigid clay and concrete pipes have a greater risk of breaks, cracks, offsets and root intrusion at the joints.  Our real estate inspections can be helpful for any new property owner but is especially important for those who are looking to buy a house or business built prior to the 1980’s.

Business and Homeowner Insurance policies, in general, contain a basic exclusion for problems such as back ups and breaks in side sewer lines.  Many owners do not realize that they are responsible for problems that occur in the sewer system running from their business or home to the street.  A blockage in the side sewer line can back up into the property and cause a mess to clean up and potential property damage.  In many cases such backups are caused by root intrusion in the side sewer line, which can be spotted in a real estate inspection, and prevented with a proactive maintenance program.  In the case of a broken pipe a fix is needed which is a costly prospect especially for a first time property owner.  We would like nothing more than to evaluate every pipe as (clean and clear) but if there is a problem the potential owner needs to be aware of their choices in order to make an informed decision.

Video Camera Inspection

With the use of a video camera we can travel through your sewer pipe to precisely determine the condition of the inside of your pipe.  The equipment that makes this possible is a flexible rod connected to a high resolution camera which transmits images from below to a monitor above.

Pinpointing the Problem

In addition to real estate inspections, Total Septic Service can locate and mark precisely where pipe damage is in a line so that a company can quickly and easily repair the pipe without major intrusions.  We can help save time, money and your landscaping by directing the repair technician to the exact point of the problem.

Servicing the Quad Cities, Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, contact Total Septic Service today for all your commercial and residential real estate inspections.

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