Do I Need A Sewer Scope Inspection?
As a rule, we recommend sewer scope inspections to everyone who is interested in purchasing a home. A few signs you may need an inspection include:
- Any water backing up inside the house
- Very large trees around the yard and sewer line, as the roots can constrict or damage the pipe
- The house was built more than 25 years ago, and could have clay sewer pipes which are easily damaged
- The ground around the home is shifting or seems to have moved
- You see very green or lush patches of grass, indicating a potential sewer leak
What’s The Process Like?
A professional inspector will send a flexible borescope camera down the pipes of the home, and into the sewer pipe to look for cracks, damage, and any other potential issues or major faults. The process only takes no longer than an hour, and you’ll get a comprehensive report about the condition of the sewer line afterward.
What Are The Benefits Of A Sewer Scope Inspection?
It usually costs $125 or more per foot of sewer pipe that needs to be repaired, so sewer pipe inspection can save you thousands of dollars. It also gives you peace of mind, and better negotiating leverage with the home seller, should you identify an issue before you buy a home.
As a rule, that’s why we recommend that everyone should get a sewer scope inspection. The process is fast and affordable, and can potentially save you an enormous amount of money. Schedule your appointment now or contact us for more information.