So, you are buying a new house and your agent has suggested that you have a sewer scope performed on the home. It is simple, agents suggest this to potential homebuyers and sellers typically get inspections done to avoid expensive repairs before listing or buying a home.
Sewer inspections are performed with a robotic snake and camera that looks for issues in your drain or pipes. Technicians run a sewer snake with an attached camera, or scope, through your pipes while we monitor the video feed on a screen. Sewer line inspections can find cracked pipes, invasive tree roots, corroded pipes, blocked pipes, and leaks. These hidden damages can cost more than $20,000 to repair and speak to how important having this additional service performed during your inspection. Often, your home inspector will perform the scope or help you arrange a third-party technician to perform the task.