A sewer scope inspection is a process of using a specialized camera to inspect
the interior of the main sewer line that is under the foundation and buried in the yard.
10 Reasons to Consider a Sewer Scope Inspection?
1. Cost of Repairs:
Repairs or replacement of sewer lines can range from $3,500 to tens of thousands of dollars. This could be negotiated off the asking price of the property. Which makes it well worth the $200-$300 service.
2. Pipe Material and Condition:
The inspection can provide information about the type of material used as the sewer line (PVC, ABS, Terracotta / Clay, or Cast Iron) and assess their overall condition, helping homeowners understand the potential lifespan and durability.
3. Clogs and Blockages:
Sewer scope inspections can identify any clogs, blockages, or obstructions within the pipes, preventing potential backups and sewage issues.
4. Leaks and Cracks:
The camera can reveal leaks or cracks in the sewer lines, which can lead to water damage, soil contamination, and other problems.
5. Sewer Line Alignment:
The inspection can determine if the sewer lines are correctly aligned and if there are any issues with the slope that could impact proper drainage.
6. Older Properties:
Older homes may have sewer lines that are more susceptible to deterioration. A sewer scope inspection can assess the condition of the pipes in aging properties.
7. Tree Root Intrusion:
Tree roots are a common cause of sewer line damage. A sewer scope can detect if tree roots have infiltrated the pipes, leading to clogs and potential breakage.
8. Not Included:
A typical home inspection does NOT include a sewer camera inspection. This service can be purchased separately by a licensed, qualified professional like Cypress Home Inspections or a licensed plumber.
When you purchase a property you are now responsible for the sewer system that the previous owners may or may NOT have been properly maintaining.
10. Peace of Mind:
Knowing the condition of your sewer lines provides peace of mind, allowing the future homeowner to address issues proactively or sleep well at night knowing your sewer system is in good functioning condition.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
HD VIDEO FOOTAGE AND PICTURES IN THE REPORT OF THE MAIN SEWER LINE FROM THE HOUSE TO THE PUBLIC'S SEWER LINE.
BEYOND THAT IS NO LONGER YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line.
However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup, leading to an unexpected emergency line repairs or replacement.