Sewer Scope Inspection

Are your sinks and tubs emptying too slowly? We use a special camera to scope the sewer line to visualize any blockages that are interfering with the plumbing system’s proper drainage. Finding and addressing such problems now can head off catastrophic and expensive repairs later.

Sewer Scope Inspection: Everything You Need To Know

A sewer scope inspection is an important step in buying or renovating a property — it’ll tell you how much work needs to be done and whether there are potential health risks lurking in the pipes. If you’re looking into purchasing a house, a sewer scope inspection will help you avoid major headaches down the road. But what exactly does a sewer scope inspection entail? What makes you think you need one? Here we explain everything you need to know regarding sewer scopes.

The Sewer Scope Inspection Process

Your sewer inspection starts by flushing running water into your sewer system. This helps clear out debris and sediment build-up inside the pipes. Next, the camera is pushed down into the pipe, where it records images of the interior of the pipe. These images are sent to the office for review and analysis. If there are any problems found during the inspection, your inspector is able to provide you with recommendations on how to fix those issues.

Why You Need A Sewer Scope Inspection

A broken or damaged sewer system costs homeowners thousands of dollars to fix. If you want to avoid costly repairs down the road, it’s important to find out about potential problems early on. An inspection of a house’s plumbing system lets you know if there are any major issues before buying a home, so you don’t end up paying for repairs later.

If you want to know what kind of other problems you might encounter with your plumbing system, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Leaking Pipes

    Leaking pipes are probably the most common cause of water damage. When pipes become old or worn down, they start to crack and break. As soon as cracks appear, water starts seeping out of them. Water leaks can occur anywhere in your house, but they tend to happen at sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, and faucets.

  • Burst Pipe

    Bursting pipes are caused by extreme pressure inside the pipes. Sometimes, the pressure builds up over time due to aging pipes. Other times, burst pipes can develop suddenly after heavy rainfall or flooding. In either case, bursting pipes can lead to serious water damage.

  • Corrosion

    Corrosion occurs when metal parts corrode. Corrosion occurs when metal parts come into contact with water and oxygen. Over time, rust develops on the surface of metal pipes. Once rusted, pipes cannot hold their shape properly and may begin to leak.

  • Damaged Joints

    The damaged joint is a term used to describe cracked or loose pipe fittings. These fittings connect two pieces of piping together. Loose fittings allow water to flow freely between the connected pipes. Cracked fittings prevent water from flowing smoothly and create gaps where water can escape.

  • Faulty Connections

    Faulty connections are the weakest link in your plumbing system. Aging pipes are usually the first things to crack. Faulty connections can be easily identified by looking closely at the ends of pipes. Broken pipes can also be repaired, but only by a qualified plumber.

  • Clogs

    Clogs are small obstructions that block the flow of water. They can be anything from hair to food particles to tree roots. Clogs can build up over time and eventually stop water from draining completely. To fix clogs, you need to remove them manually or use a plunger.