Sewer Scope Inspection

A sewer scope is an inspection of the lateral sewer lines from the house at or close to the foundation to the city sewer, HOA tap, and/or the septic tank. Sewer scoping can help homeowners and homebuyers identify potential problems with their sewer systems. A sewer scope operator uses a camera to view the insides of the sewer lines to determine if there are any cracks, bellying, damages, clogs, or debris. Save yourself thousands of dollars by getting a sewer scope before buying a house!

The Sewer Scope Inspection Process

Your sewer scope inspection begins with flushing running water down your sewer pipes. This clears out any debris or waste material that may obstruct the flow of water within your pipes. Then, your inspector checks for leaks at that particular location and places drop cloths around it. Finally, the camera gets pushed down your sewer system, capturing images along the way. These pictures are then reviewed, and if any issues, blockages, or other defects are found, they will be documented.

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The purpose of a sewer inspection is to detect potential problems before they become serious enough to require repairs. It can uncover issues like leaks, cracks, holes, and even unclog drains.