Sewer scope inspections are important to detect and diagnose potential issues within a home’s sewage system. These inspections use a specialized camera to inspect the pipes’ interior, allowing professionals to identify any problems that may exist.
Why Should I Order a Sewer Scope Inspection?
The purpose of sewer scope inspections is twofold: first, they provide homeowners with important information about their sewage systems, such as the age and condition of pipes. Secondly, they identify minor issues before they become more significant problems, saving homeowners money on repairs or replacements.
What Does a Sewer Scope Inspection Involve?
To carry out an inspection, professionals use specialized equipment that includes a camera attached to a flexible cable. The inspector inserts the camera into the main sewer line, and as it travels through the pipes, images appear on a monitor so problems can be identified and diagnosed. These inspections can detect issues such as cracked or deteriorating pipes, blockages caused by tree roots, broken seals around the pipe joints, and more.
When Should I Order One?
When it comes to knowing when to get a sewer scope inspection, there are a few different factors to consider. The most important time to get an inspection is before you purchase a home. When making such a big investment, it’s helpful to know what condition the sewer lines are in and if they will need repairs soon. Alternatively, if you’re planning on selling your home, it’s a good idea to have an inspection done. This way, potential buyers can see the sewer system’s condition and make an informed decision about their purchase.
It is also wise to schedule sewer inspections regularly – every few years. Sewer line problems can occur out of the blue due to unexpected clogs or breaks in the line, and regular inspections can give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly. If there have been recent changes in the area, such as construction or flooding, getting an inspection soon afterward will verify everything is still functioning correctly and help you avoid costly issues later on down the road.
Sewer scope inspections provide homeowners with important information about the condition of their sewer systems and give them the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. It’s an invaluable tool that helps protect homeowners from costly repairs in the future.
Porch Light Home Inspections provides sewer scope inspections in the central Oregon area. Contact us to request an appointment.