Sewer Porn

Always, always, always get a sewer scope when buying a house.

And not just because the technician is cute. 

Realtors will usually concur since so much of the time it’s true: something is probably wrong with the sewer.

I admit a wickedly subversive interest in sewer scopes. It’s weirdly satisfying to be able to view the deep, dark recesses of a home’s most critical system.

Because, if your heat goes out, you put on some layers and light a fire in your fireplace.

If your electricity blows, you light candles.

If your plumbing stops delivering water, you can use the bottled version.

But if your sewer stops working…

…well, that’s just not a pretty thought.

 

And it’s archeological. We often are looking at clay pipes buried in the ground almost a century ago. Sometimes these are holding up just fine. Sometimes they they are completely broken and no one even realizes it.

The price of a sewer scope is less than $200 and really, really worth it.

 

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