Sewer Scope & Home Inspection Services
Sewer scope inspections are an easy process. Here’s how we can do the dirty work for you.
Sewer Scopes & Inspections: What You Need To Know
Sewer inspections involve a pretty simple process. It may be a stinky process as well, but you will not have to worry about that. Your inspector faces the worst of it so you don’t have to. How nice!
You must be thinking, how does a sewer inspection work exactly? Let us give you the run-down:
The inspector attaches a camera to a snake line (which is like a long, bendable pipe or length of plastic) and they stick it down a drain or sewage line in the house. This will tell us whether or not the sewer is seriously clogged, or if there is any other blockage. You would think the most common blockage of a sewer line is, well, sewage. But it turns out, a lot of things can cause long-term clogging that are a bit less grotesque. These are things like debris, grease buildup, foreign objects, and ingrown plants. They may be more pleasant to look at (and smell) but they can cause serious damage over time.
How Our Sewer Scope Inspection Services protect you
Running a snake line will also tell us the type of material used for the sewage line, as well as the condition and quality of the sewer system.
Other things we look for:
- Cracks or damages
- Line separation or failure
- Septic tank issues or potential damage
- Roots growing through the line
As with all of our inspections, we include the sewer inspection in our reports. You will have access to all reports, so you will know exactly what the situation is of your sewer system. If there are problems, the inspector will inform you. He or she will also advise you of what you can do to ensure clean, unclogged, high-quality pipes and systems.
Some homes go their entire lifespan without any sewer damages or blockages at all, and some have many serious problems that pop up. Not every problem is make-or-break, of course, but it is always good to know what the situation is of your home’s sewer system so you can make educated decisions on how to move forward.
A sewer inspection is the best way to save money in the long run. It can help prevent further serious damage, and it gives you and your family peace of mind. After all, a clean sewer is a happy home owner!
How much do your sewer scope inspections cost?
With a general home inspection, our sewer scopes cost $175.
What Happens if We Find sewer line issues in the Home?
If issues in the sewer line are discovered, we refer you to a list of local plumbers on our trusted contractors list. You can show them the pictures and/or videos of the serious issue(s). We can also offer you solutions for common issues.