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Sewer Scope Inspections - What are they and when should they be added to an inspection?

Sewer scope inspections are not part of a standard home inspection. But they can be a smart and prudent add-on service in certain situations. We recommend that these be done on newly built houses, houses built before 1970, and houses with large established trees.


A sewer scope inspection is a video inspection of the main line running from the house to the city's sewer system lines. The inspection looks for many potential sewer line defects including bellys / sags / low spots, lines holding water and / or debris, compressed or crushed lines, broken lines, cacked lines, root intrusion, joint offsets, broken joints, blockage, grease build-up, construction debris or foreign objects, and corrosion, rust, or scale.


A damaged sewer line can be very expensive to repair if the damaged line section is below a garage or a house foundation with costs being $30,000 to $40,000.


Our inspector is sewer scope inspection certified and has professional quality equipment that allows him to inspect up to 130 feet of a lateral sewer line.


When these are added onto a home inspection the price is $195. As a separate inspection outside of a home inspection the pricing in $295. All sewer scope inspection findings are produced in a report for you as well as a Youtube link where the video of the inspection is available to watch.


Please give us a call if you would like to discuss having a sewer line inspection done on your home. Thanks.



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