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What Is A Sewer Scope Inspection?


If you are about to purchase a new home, you have to think a lot about, hiring a home inspector, putting in offers, negotiations, and we know this. There is so much on your plate right now. But all this does not mean to forget about the most important thing that is a sewer scope inspection. Sewer scope inspection is not included in the home inspection process but it is equally important.

The Sewer Scope Inspection Process

A sewer scope inspection is only a few minutes process, a trained plumber or technician will run a specialized, borescope camera, which records images and show them on a monitor. The technician enters this camera through the drainpipe, to examine the sewer lines and the other pipes for any damage, serious issues, or imperfections. However, the entire process takes not more than half n hour after that the inspector shows their findings, and issue a report for it. That report contains the condition of the sewer line.

The Cost of Sewer Inspection

The cost of a sewer scope inspection relies on the area where you performed it. The inspector can use a lot or fewer tools to develop a thorough report. However, it is affordable in many cases because it will cost you around from $125 to 300 dollars. The repair cost can vary as it starts from around $250 to 300 dollars per foot of repaired line. Replacing and repairing an entire sewer line or any other structural faults could easily run you thousands of dollars.

The Results

The results of the sewer scope inspection reports are as follows:

· Serious blockages or clogs.

· Type of material uses (concrete, clay, metal, plastic, etc)

· Damage, cracks, or imperfections

· Separation of line

· Growth of roots through the line etc.

The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector located in Albany NY that has performed over 6000 Inspections.

Phone: 1-800-598-4754


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