Sewer Drain Scope Inspection Diagram

Sewer Drain Scope Inspections can save you thousands of dollars in possible unseen and unknown repairs!

If you are buying a new home, or own a home that is over 20 years old, there are many inspections to consider. One you should not skip is a sewer drain scope inspection. International Association of Certified Home Inspectors recommends these inspections be done whenever you are buying a new home, or every few years for home owners.

Small issues with piping can cause costly fixes if not caught and corrected quickly. These issues can be identified by having a sewer drain scope inspection performed. This inspection is done using a specialized flexible camera to inspect the sewer piping. Common causes of issues and damage to sewer piping include:

  1. Forceful or invasive tree roots – You should get a sewer drain scope inspection if you have large trees near your sewer system. This inspection will ensure that the roots are not pushing on, or pushing into your pipes.
  2. Older materials in older houses – If your house is over 20 years old, it may have clay or Orangeburg Pipe sewer piping which are brittle and prone to breaking and disintegrating.
  3. Broken pipes or misaligned joints – If you have lush patches of grass or constant wet spots in your yard, this is a common sign that your pipes have issues. This could be a break in your sewer piping, or a shifting in the joints which will misalign the connection.
  4. Clogged pipes – If there is water backing up into your house, or foul smells coming from your sewer line, it is possible that you have a clogged pipe.

Don’t Wait, Schedule Your Inspection Today!

Bumblebee Home Inspection provides quality, thorough sewer drain scope inspections. Our inspections will identify if a house has any of the mentioned issues. Because you know the drain’s health, you can buy smarter and avoid expensive repairs. Call Inspector Joe now to schedule 512-774-5094

Call us today 512-774-5094 to get the most comprehensive home inspection in the San Antonio and Austin area.