Why a sewer scope inspection? A sewer backup is potentially an expensive event for a homeowner. Sewer line repair can also be extremely expensive if it requires a lot of excavation and potentially house-to-street repairs. A cheap sewer line repair can cost $5000, and once you get into the street, it can quickly reach $10,000 to $25,000, making it one of the most expensive repairs you could face during home ownership. A sewer scope test can help identify potential problems that might arise.
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A sewer line is often one of the most costly things to repair in a home. Getting a sewer scope inspection can help you avoid investing in a home that has serious issues with the sewer/septic system.
From old rusted cast iron pipes to newly built plastic with possible bellies, every home can benefit from a sewer scope inspection. This service verifies the condition of the sewer pipe under the home and yard and can also locate exactly where deficiencies are found in the pipe. A narrated video and also a written report are included.
Sewer line issues are among the most common issues found after an inspection is complete and the only way to find a main sewer line issue before it is too late is to have a professional sewer scope. Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and homebuyers to be aware of. For example, if there is a damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, or if there is backflow into the home, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately. Protect Property sewer scope inspections are performed by cerified sewer inspectors with modern digital equipment.
The detailed report from a PPI sewer scope inspection holds significant importance when it comes to assessing the condition of a property's sewer system. This inspection is crucial because sewer issues can lead to expensive repairs and potential health hazards if left unaddressed.
The comprehensive report generated from the sewer scope inspection provides valuable insights into the current state of the sewer lines. It documents any existing problems such as blockages, cracks, tree root intrusions, or other damages that may affect the functionality and longevity of the sewer system.
One of the key benefits of the detailed report is its usefulness in obtaining repair quotes. When issues are identified, the report serves as concrete evidence of the problems present in the sewer lines. This documentation can be shared with professional plumbers or contractors, allowing them to accurately assess the scope of the necessary repairs. Having the report in hand enables homeowners to obtain multiple quotes, compare options, and make informed decisions about the most suitable and cost-effective solutions.
By leveraging the information in the detailed report, homeowners can advocate for themselves during the repair process. They can use the report as a basis for negotiation, ensuring that they receive fair pricing and appropriate solutions for any identified sewer problems. Ultimately, the report empowers homeowners to take proactive measures and address sewer issues promptly, potentially saving them from more extensive and expensive repairs in the future.
At Protect Property Inspections LLC our inspectors use modern technology
and equipment to perform your property inspections.
We offer sewer scope along with the standard home inspection
or as a stand-alone service so that
our clients save money and time requesting it together.