Re: Sewer Inspection by Plumber VS Purchase
A report by a "professional" plumber or sewer inspector may give you more leverage in negotiating the purchase price than your own layman's opinion, if there is a problem.
If you will be seriously considering several houses, you might do your own inspection first, and if you see something troubling, throwing in the $300 for the professional report. After looking at 3 or 4 houses, it will probably be cheaper than hiring a pro every time, since you'll only need to hire the pro for those with apparent problems.
But the real questions are, do you want to have to clean up a stinky sewer cam, and will Joe Homeowner trust you not to splatter **** all over his bathroom?
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.