Why Get a Sewer Line Inspection
In the event that you buy a property without getting a sewer scope, you could be putting yourself in a situation where you will have to pay thousands of dollars to fix the problem. It is recommended to ALWAYS get a sewer scope prior to buying A home. Don’t let yourself skip this step, especially if it is an older home.
What to Expect
A sewer scope is a home service which provides a detailed report of the condition of a property’s sewer line. A sewer scope operator will use a camera to view the inside of the sewer line to determine if there are cracks, bellying, damages, clogs, debris, or roots growing into the line. The technician will typically access the sewer line from an interior access point but will sometimes use a sewer vent pipe located on the roof. The sewer scope report consists of video documentation as well as written notes about any of the damages found.
To see a sample of a typical sewer scope video, click play on the video below: