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
A sewer scope inspection uses a video attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the publicly owned main sewer line or septic tank. Sewer scope inspection can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, and other problems. 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?
Profound Home Inspection uses a 3rd party licensed plumber to perform the scope on the same day as the home inspection. The cost can range from $150-$300 depending on location.
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