SEWER SCOPE INSPECTIONS
Every house has a sewer line, and every sewer line new or old can be obstructed or damaged
You should plan on a plumbing scope inspection before purchasing your dream home, and plan to have them done routinely as your home gets older.
Sewer scope repairs
National Average to replace a sewer is $8000
Repairs can be in the range of
Small repairs can cost $1,000 and up
Sewer scope fees
Sewer scope without home inspection $300.
Sewerscope inspection with a home inspection $275,
which also includes Sewar|Gard 6 months coverage.
Why Inspectors Overlook Sewer Systems -Inspectors might overlook the sewer system for two reasons. One is that the vast majority of a sewer system is underground. It’s out of sight and out of mind. The second reason is that most home inspectors don’t have the specialized equipment or knowledge necessary to do a proper sewer line inspection.
You might wonder, “Do I need a sewer line inspection before buying a house?” The answer is yes. A sewer inspection should be a mandatory part of your house inspection checklist. When considering what inspections to get when buying a house, do not overlook the sewer line. In fact, getting a sewer inspection is one of the most important home inspection tips for first-time buyers. Sewer line inspections are cheap, but sewer repairs can be extremely expensive. Why spend the money on a repair when you could have avoided with a simple inspection?
There’s no such thing as a typical cost for repairing your sewer lines. It can start at a few hundred dollars to snake out a blockage. Or, it could be tens of thousands of dollars to excavate your yard and replace the pipes. The repair bills depend on the sewer line condition, the problem’s location and the root cause.
No pun intended, but speaking of roots, tree roots are the primary cause of blocked sewer lines. Fortunately, roots are easy to find with a closed-circuit television inspection. Unfortunately, they can be very expensive to dig up and clear out. Having the sewer line scoped should be on your house-buying inspection checklist. In fact, you can’t afford not to inspect the sewer line before closing your house purchase deal.
What I do for you
Our camera will be run through the home’s main drainpipe accessed by the clean out or vent stack, we push the camera thru the accessible sewer lines. I video record the entire inspection with a voice over to describe what we see.
What To Look For In Your Sewer Inspection
The sewer inspection is recorded on a video feed, which I will send to you afterward. I will highlight where the potential damages or cracks are.
Below are some things we look for during the inspection process:
How Long will it take?
A drain inspection can take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, but it’ll depend on how large your home’s sewer system is and what the issues are.