Signs You Should Have Your
Sewer Line Inspected
Home Buyers should condsider having a sewer scope inspection with their. Periodic sewer scope inspections are also a good idea if you own a home, to ensure your pipe is in good condition. A few issues that an inspection may detect:
Water that is not draining inside the pipe
Large trees that are growing near the sewer line area. Their roots may constrict or damage the pipe
A home that was built 25+ years ago, which could have clay sewer pipes. Clay sewer pipes can be easily damaged
There are extremely green and lush patches of grass near the area where the sewer pipe runs, indicating a leak
Gurgling at toilets and sinks
What Is A Sewer Scope?
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 lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank.
Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers 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, or if contaminants have been discovered in the potable water supply, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately.