What Is a Sewer Scope and Why Does Your Home Need One?

Did you know that sewer scopes are not typically included in routine home inspections? If you’re concerned about the condition of your home’s sewer line, Bryan & Bryan Inspections highly recommends having this assessment performed alongside a home inspection. If you’re not sure exactly what a sewer scope is or how it works, keep reading to learn more.

What Is a Sewer Scope?

A sewer scope is an inspection of the sewer lines that run from the house to the city’s sewer system. This essential, but often overlooked, assessment can give you a clear view of your home’s sewer system including its condition if there’s any damage, and if there are any possible future repairs. It’s beneficial if you are buying or selling a home that is more than 20 years old. 

Why Does My Home Need One?

Sewer lines are not an easy system in your home to evaluate, like an HVAC or electrical system. You really won’t know if there’s a problem lurking within the sewer line unless you have a sewer scope completed. With our advanced equipment and state-of-the-art techniques, we can detect a number of issues such as tree root intrusions, broken or collapsed pipes, or stubborn blockages.

How Does It Work?

This important inspection really is quite simple. One of our certified technicians will run a long cable with a camera and light at the end into your sewer line. We will be able to see everything that’s in the sewer line between your home and the city sewer connection. This inspection is recorded so we can always take a closer, more detailed look at your sewer line, ensuring we didn’t miss any potential or current problems. The process is usually completed within 15 – 30 minutes unless there is a significant issue.

Professional Sewer Scopes in San Antonio

Schedule a sewer scope inspection today or ask for a free quote when you call us at (866) 484-8318. In addition to sewer scopes, we also provide mold inspections, pest control services, stucco services, and more in San Antonio and all nearby areas.

Source: Boggs, Dwayne. “Why a Sewer Scope is Important Before Buying an Older Home.” Blog article. Boggs Inspection Services.14 Feb. 2019. Web. 30 Jun. 2022.

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