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● Not included in a Standard Home Inspection
Sewer / Drain Camera Inspection
The purpose of a sewer scope inspection is to determine the condition of the property's sewer line and to determine if the system is functioning as designed.
Sewer scope inspections have become a standard component of home inspections inspection. A standard scope inspection for a single-family residence takes approximately one hour to complete.
One of the biggest changes made in the home building industry is the materials used for the electrical, heating, and plumbing. Back less than 20 years ago all homes plumbing sewer lines immediately outside of the home to the city main were ran in clay tiles that were either 2 feet or 5-foot sections. Each section merely slides into the next and is the weakest point of a sewer line. We all love trees, they are beautiful to look at throughout the year. Unfortunately, the trees are typically too close to the sewer lines and in a dry summer month the trees, being a living thing, will seek water and the clay slip joint sewer tiles are no match for the mighty Oak tree. The tree roots infiltrate the sewer line for the water and end up creating almost a spider web effect inside of the sewer line. Every time we flush solids and or toilet paper the curtain of roots trap the waste and eventually you have a complete blockage. Sorry to say it doesn’t end there because a back up doesn’t announce itself giving you time to do something before the sewer water starts to fill your basement with the same stuff that goes down the toilet and every other drain in the house.
Our Inspector will insert a mini video camera into the sewer / drain line through the sewer cleanout. The cleanout may be located in the basement, crawlspace or outside where the sewer line exits the home. If no obstructions are encountered, we will inspect from the cleanout to the city main. If problems with the line are found, we are able to accurately pinpoint the location and depth of the trouble area. T Common sewer line problems are root intrusion, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup leading to an unexpected emergency line repair or replacement.
Once we assess the sewer line, we will be able to talk to you about permanent repair options and discuss which solution is best for your situation.