What is a sewer scope?
A Sewer line inspection, or a plumbing scope inspection is a Visual inspection with a borescope camera that will be run through the homes main drainpipe to look for visible cracks, damage or clogs and report damage or health risks that come from your sewer.
A drain inspection can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour depending on how large your sewer system is and issues present. You should plan on having a sewer scope done before buying your dream home As most Home insurance does not cover sewer lateral line repair. Then routinely every 2-3 years there after.
Why get a sewer scope? There are a few good reasons to have a sewer scope done.
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE: :
A damaged sewer could cause structural damage to your home.
A leak into a basement or crawlspace can cause serious mold issues and moisture damage.
Common results of a damaged or degraded sewer line are:
Flooding of home or yard
6 SIGNS YOU NEED A SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION:
WHAT'S BEING LOOKED FOR IN SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION?
Roots in the line
low areas in line (bellying)
Type of material used for the line
Another Good reason to have a sewer scope
aSmall localized sewer repairs begin at around $650 and range up to $7,500 for 30 feet of sewer line replacement, with an average of around $4,000. ( Forbes Magazine Jan 18, 2023)