How To Know When I Need A Sewer Scope Inspection
There are a few common conditions that typically create a damaged sewer line:
Large trees on your property – Roots that grow around your pipes can cause longterm damage. If you live in a home, or are looking into a home, with large trees on the property (especially near the house), you may need an inspection.
Water backs up into basement, crawlspace, bathrooms – One sign that your sewer line is not in great condition is if it doesn’t transfer all the water that goes through it. If water keeps coming up in a home’s lower levels, like a basement or crawlspace, there’s a chance the sewer line is to blame. More obviously, if water keeps backing up into your toilets and/or sinks, there’s a good chance the sewer line needs an inspection.
Older homes – Homes built more than 30 years ago are typically subject to repairs. Sewer lines are a common source of problems for older homes, so be sure to get an inspection if a home is old and has not had one recently.