Add a sewer scope to your home inspection.
- Jan, 11 2022
A sewer scope is an add on to a standard home inspection where a camera is run down your home’s sewer line to look for issues. This can expose some of the most costly repairs in home ownership. A repair or replacement of a damaged sewer line can cost anywhere $1,500 for a repair upto $30,000 for replacement.
Tree roots, collapsed pipes, or old deteriorated materials are just some of the common defects found with a sewer scope. These can go unnoticed underground until the day they finally completely fail, back up your drain line, and cause flooding and massive damage to your home. Now you get to tack on not only the sewer line repair costs but the clean up, remediation, and repairs to your home caused by the flooding.
Those issues can be avoided by adding a sewer scope to your standard home inspection. This will let you know the condition of the sewer line and if any repairs are needed. Often times if caught early enough a professional cleaning can help prolong the life of the sewer line so that you can budget and prepare for the eventual repair or replacement.
The last thing you want is to move into your home and have a sewer line break or back up.
You don’t have to have a home inspection to have a sewer scope done though. Every home should have a sewer scope done periodically as part of good home maintenance. This is especially important if you live in an older home that might have cast iron pipes that may be at or past their life expectancy. That last surprise you need is that you need to dish out tens of thousands of dollars for a repair you didn’t see coming.
Give Double H Inspections a call or click here to see how adding a sewer scope to your home inspection can help give you peace of mind when buying your home.