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Sewer Scope Inspection

What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A Sewer Scope Inspection is a video assessment of a home’s lateral sewer line that leads from the house to a public sewer line or private septic tank. Sewer scope inspection reports can uncover damage done to pipes or blockages before they turn into serious hazards.

Why is a Sewer Scope Inspection required?

Blocked or damaged sewer lines that create backups can seriously impact the home’s structure and the health of all living in it. Additionally, excess moisture formed during a backup creates a breeding ground for dangerous mold. For instance, mold spores can aggravate existing respiratory issues and trigger skin and eye irritation. If this backup goes unnoticed for a long time, health issues can worsen and expose people in the home to further risks.

A damaged sewer line also causes a structural issue, putting flooring or basements at risk. If not detected early through a Sewer Scope Inspection, homeowners may find themselves dealing with any of the following problems:

  • Flooding: Sewer backup can lead to flooding that damages a home’s structure and belongings. A leaking sewer line also develops septic waste pools.
  • Indentations or Sinkholes: A damaged sewer line can saturate the soil, resulting in indentations or sinkholes in the pavement.
  • Damage to Foundation: A leak near your foundation can result in shifting and cracks in the foundation.

What is covered in a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A WIN Sewer Scope Inspection is conducted with a camera and usually takes less than an hour to complete.

To get started, the inspector will ensure the camera has ample lubrication and clear access by turning on the water in all locations to flush out the sewer lines.

From here, the highly advanced camera used during the Sewer Scope Inspection is pushed through the sewer lines in search of backups, bellies or blockages. Once the inspection has been done, the inspector will share their findings and provide a detailed report.