Sewer Scope Inspections
Inspecting a home before your purchase is a critical piece of due diligence that should be done by every responsible home buyer. But one home system that is often overlooked is the sewer line.
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank.
A Sewer Scope Inspection deploys mini-video cameras to evaluate the condition and function of a property’s sewer line.
Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of.
For example, if there is a damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, or if there is backflow into the home, or if contaminants have been discovered in the potable water supply, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately.
The Inspector will do the following:
1. Open the drain to run the camera through the line.
2. Use the device to complete a visual check of the plumbing for possible problem.
3. Put the drain back into position after the inspection.
4. Create a report with the results.
5. Provide a DVD or digital file of the recording, in many cases.