Why get a Sewer Scope?
Before you can know if you need something, you need to know what the thing is. Luckily, a sewer scope inspection is exactly what it sounds like: it’s an inspection of your sewer line.
To make it even more simple: an inspector or plumber runs a special scope through your sewer that has a light and camera on it. Then we look at what we see.
Most people are going to get a Home Inspection before they sell a home or buy a new one. At this time, people often will get the sewer line scoped as well to know what they have in terms of the sewer lines condition. Even if you are not buying or selling a home, it can never be bad to know about what the condition of your sewer line is like by hiring someone who can scope your line for you and give you feedback on its current condition. If the sewer line has roots in it, is faulty or partially backed up, or even broken or disconnected, that can mean that you might need a fairly expensive fix.
Signs of a Faulty Sewer Line
Sounds of running water
Water draining slowly or backing up
Sometimes you might not immediately notice any of these warning signs, but that doesn’t mean the line is clear. The last thing you want is a surprise coming from the sewer line. The main reason to get a sewer scope inspection is simple: you can’t see the problem from the outside. There are a ton of reasons why a sewer line might be backed up that you won’t be able to see unless you take a look inside.