A sewer scope is a video inspection of a home’s lateral sewer line, the privately owned pipeline that leads from the house—at or near the foundation—and connects to a publicly owned city (or HOA) tap, or septic tank.
A sewer scope can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system and other problems—essential knowledge for potential homeowners and home buyers. Inspectors performing a sewer scope inspection follow a careful process. Normally, the inspector will run water from all taps or faucets to flush out the lines. This helps lessen the likelihood that sewer-scope camera equipment will catch on debris inside the sewer line. The water also keeps the camera afloat, which allows it to proceed through the line more easily.
A damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, backflow into your home, or contaminants in a water test are indicators that a sewer scope inspection may be needed to confirm the sources of any problems. Contact AmeriSpec to learn more.