A sewer scope inspection involves the use of a specialized camera to inspect the condition of the sewer line that runs from the house to the main sewer line. This inspection provides an in-depth look at the condition of the sewer line and can reveal any issues that may affect the functionality of the sewer system. Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system that are unseen to the natural eye. This test can save homeowners thousands of dollars. By identifying potential problems before they become bigger issues.
The reason you should get a sewer scope is:
- To ensure that the sewer line “clay tiles” are not cracked.
- No tree roots have penetrated the sewer line cracking the sewer line or seeping in at the connection seams.
- No debris is in the sewer.
- No calcium build up in the line.
- The sewer is attached at the connection at the curbside correctly.
- With new construction you want to make sure that there are no building materials in the sewer line also to make sure the sewer line is supported properly. Meaning that the gravel that supports the sewer line did not sink due to gravity causing a “belly” in the line. In the city up to Western Ave is all sand more shifting occurs and gravity pull. If the line is bellied this will cause a waste build up thus backing up into the home.