Sewer Scope Inspections
The purpose of a sewer scope inspection is to determine the condition of the property's sewer line and to determine if the system is functioning as designed.
Sewer scope inspections have become a standard component of the pre-purchase inspection period. A standard scope inspection for a single family residence takes approximately one hour to complete and costs $100 in the Portland metro area. To schedule, call 1-2 days prior to the date you would like to get the inspection done. Keep in mind, we do need someone present to meet our technician.
Our technician will insert a mini video camera into the sewer line through the sewer cleanout. The cleanout may be located in the basement, crawlspace or outside where the sewer line exits the home. If no obstructions are encountered, we will inspect from the cleanout to the city main. If problems with the line are found, we are able to accurately pinpoint the location and depth of the trouble area. The problem area will be marked on the ground surface. Common sewer line problems are root intrusion, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup leading to an unexpected emergency line repair or replacement.
When the inspection is complete, you will be informed as to whether the line passed inspection and be given a DVD of the inspection. Your project manager will send out a final statement report the following business day. If problems are found in the line, we are able to provide a proposal for either repair or replacement.
If the sewer line passes inspection, the seller will be released from future liability and the new owner will know that the sewer system is in good working condition and will not need any major repairs.
Sewer Project Inquiries
Already had your sewer line inspected?
We can provide you with an estimate to repair your failed line. Our supervisors have extensive experience and can quickly assess the site and provide you with several options to repair your line. Your proposal will be both accurate and honest, guaranteed.