Sewer Scope Inspection

Cost-saving sewer line knowledge for homeowners and home buyers. 

Whether you’re buying a newly constructed property, purchasing an older home or simply haven’t had an inspection conducted in a few years, sewer scope inspections are worthwhile investments that can assure your sewer lines are in proper working condition.

Sewer scopes are video inspections of your home’s lateral sewer line, the pipeline that leads from your house and connects to either a publicly owned city tap or septic tank. Regular sewer scope inspections can reveal potential blockages, pipe system damage and other problems that might ultimately result in extremely expensive sewer line repairs if not addressed promptly.

What is a Sewer Scope Inspection & Why Is It Necessary? 

AmeriSpec sewer scope inspectors use high-tech reels and camera equipment to inspect the condition of your property’s sewer line. Using this camera, an AmeriSpec sewer scope operator looks inside your sewer line, searching for any problem signs which might include cracks, roots growing into your line, or clogs.

Before following a careful sewer scope inspection process, your inspector likely will run water from all taps or faucets, lessening the chance that the camera equipment gets caught inside the sewer line on any debris.

Sewer line repairs can be very pricey, sometimes costing thousands of dollars. If you get an early report on your sewer line's condition, you can fix potential issues sooner, saving you money in the long run. 

Sewer Scope Inspection Process

When adding a sewer scope inspection to a residential inspection, expect your overall inspection length to increase by only 20-30 minutes. Before your AmeriSpec inspector turns on their camera, they’ll check for the telltale signs of sewer line problems. These could be damp depressions in your lawn above the line, backflow into your home, or contaminants in a water test.

AmeriSpec’s special sewer line cameras are attached to an external monitor that record the findings. These cameras have the ability to show what’s inside your sewer line, allowing our inspectors to identify cracks, collapses, or root intrusions. After the inspection is complete, your AmeriSpec inspector can walk you through the footage, pointing out specific areas of concern. 

Homes are huge investments. That’s why contacting an AmeriSpec sewer scope professional is a smart decision that might save you thousands of dollars. 

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