My family purchased a home May 2013. We have had our sewer back up in the past year 4 separate times-October, January, March & May. In May, we had the plumber use a camera to scope it and found that 1) We have Orangeburg pipes & 2) A tree root had grown through it. The estimated replacement is $9000.
My neighbor has since shared the entire block has plumbing issues due to the Orangeburg. Recent repair estimates on this block range in $6000-$13000.
The previous owners were a family of 5 living in the home for 10 years. How likely is it that they never experienced plumbing issues? I feel as though this should have been disclosed to us. The disclosure we have states no plumbing issues/repairs were ever done.
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