Sewer Scope Inspections
You may think of plumbing when considering a home inspection, but getting your lateral sewer line inspected often doesn’t come top of mind. It is, however, a very important ancillary service.
What You Need To Know About Sewer Scopes
Damage to sewer lines can be devastating to a home, causing both health and structural issues. Fortunately, homeowners and buyers can be proactive by having a sewer scope inspection. A trained and certified inspector will examine the sewer line using specialized camera equipment to identify issues. They will also provide a thorough inspection report with findings and recommendations. Here is everything you need to know about sewer scope inspection, and what sewer line issues and risks to look out for.
Sewer Scope Inspection: What It Is and Why You Might Need One
Profound Home Inspections is certified through InterNACHI to perform sewer scope inspections. A sewer scope inspection uses a camera attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer lateral line. This pipeline is owned by the homeowner and leads from the house to the city’s main sewer line. Sewer scope inspections can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, tree roots, low spots, etc. It also can spot potential problem areas before they develop into serious issues or hazards. After the inspection, clients will receive a report with findings and recommendations. This allows homeowners, home buyers, and home sellers to act before extensive damage, health issues, or expensive repairs occur.
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How Much is a Sewer Scope?
The cost of a sewer lateral inspection is $200 and performed on the day of the Home Inspection. A separate report will be provided as well as a YouTube video of the Sewer Line.
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