Sewer Scope

        What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?

Buying a home brings a lot of joy but also brings with it some possible problems that need fixing. Before signing on the dotted line to purchase the home, think about a sewer scope. What is a sewer scope? An inspector uses a video camera to look inside the sewer lines that run from the home to the main sewer line, septic, or HOA tap line. You may be thinking that paying money for an inspection is costing you more, but just like a home inspection, a sewer scope inspection (or sewer line inspection) is highly recommended.

Let’s take a look at why the sewer scope is important, why you might need one, length and cost of the inspection, what happens during a sewer scope inspection, and when to contact a professional.

The home is the largest purchase you will make and you want to make sure it is in good shape. Hiring a home inspector to do the home inspection and the sewer scope inspection is a great idea. There are a lot of expenses that come with purchasing a home, but you want to find out the problems now instead of later. 

Why the Sewer Scope inspection is Important?

As mentioned above, the sewer scope takes a look at the sewer lines and checks for any blockages, broken sewer pipes, or other issues that can’t be seen without digging up the yard. It is important to have this inspection done before signing the contract for the home in case replacement is needed. You don’t want to be the one stuck footing the bill if it is the seller’s responsibility.

Settling of the Ground

When the ground settles, the line will continue to sink into the ground. This can also happen because of ground shifting from earthquakes, excavations, and groundwater tables.

Conclusion

The home is the largest purchase you will make and you want to make sure it is in good shape. Hiring a Home Inspector to do the home inspection and the sewer scope inspection is a great idea. There are a lot of expenses that come with purchasing a home, but you want to find out the problems now instead of later.

EHS will coordinate with a Sewer scope professional to inspect and provide a report along with a High Definition video.

We do not make any repairs or give any recommendations for the cost of repairs.