Sewer Scopes


Why Do Sewer Scopes

Sewer scope inspections are the under appreciated aspect of home inspections.  If folks ask what I recommend, I always recommend a sewer inspection because repairs, if needed, can cost thousands.

We use an industry leading camera system to inspect the sewer line from the home to the destination (public sewer connection or septic tank).  Along the way, we look for issues such as tree roots, bellies or low points in the line, standing water, debris, breaks, offsets in the piping, and more.

We deliver a separate sewer inspection report along with the home inspection, and a video to accompany the report.  Having the sewer line inspected before purchasing a property is a smart investment.

During sewer line inspections, we insert an industry leading camera into the main sewer line taking photos and videos of the sewer line as we inspect it.  Knowing the condition of the sewer line is valuable information.  If if's in great condition, then sleep easy at night.  If you are buying a home and we find issues, it's great to know up front so it can be taken care of prior to purchasing the home.  Depending on where the issue is, it can potentially cost many thousands of dollars to repair.

We usually do sewer scope inspection alongside the residential home inspection, but we can also do a sewer line inspection as an individual service.


If we find issues in the sewer line, we will try and pinpoint the location and the depth to assist you on obtaining repair cost estimates from a licensed plumber.  A very good recommendation is to do a sewer inspection if you are puchasing an older home that has cast iron or clay sewer drain lines.  While we find issues with newer homes as well, a high percentage of older homes have sewer line issues such as roots, broken pipes, old Orangeburg piping that is deteriorating, standing water / sloping issues, and more.  We inspect the line and deliver a written report along with a link to view the sewer line inspection video.

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Sample Home Inspection Report