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!
Why You Need A Sewer Scope Inspection
A broken or damaged sewer system costs homeowners thousands of dollars to fix. If you want to avoid costly repairs down the road, it’s important to find out about potential problems early on. An inspection of a house’s plumbing system lets you know if there are any major issues before buying a home, so you don’t end up paying for repairs later.
The process involves digging up the yard and inspecting the pipes under the ground. This includes looking for leaks, cracks, breaks, and obstructions. An experienced inspector will use special equipment to look for signs of water damage, such as standing water, wet walls, and cracked foundations. They will also check for sewage backup into basements or crawl spaces.
If there are any serious issues found during the inspection, the inspector will recommend solutions. These include fixing the problem before selling the house, or recommending that buyers purchase insurance against possible future damages.
Faulty connections are the weakest link in your plumbing system. They are often the first thing to fail when pipes age. Faulty connections can be easily identified by looking closely at the ends of pipes. Broken pipes can also be repaired, but only by a qualified plumber.
If you want to know what kind of other problems you might encounter with your plumbing system, here are some things to keep in mind.