A sewer scope inspection is a process in which a professional plumber or inspector uses a specialized camera to inspect the inside of a sewer line or drain pipe. This inspection is typically performed to assess the condition of the sewer system in a home or property. Here’s how it works:
- Camera Inspection: A small, waterproof camera is attached to a flexible rod. This rod is inserted into the sewer line through an access point, such as a cleanout or a drain opening. As the camera travels through the pipe, it captures high-resolution video footage of the interior of the sewer line.
- Visual Inspection: The inspector monitors the live video feed from the camera and visually inspects the inside of the sewer line in real-time. They look for various issues such as cracks, breaks, blockages, tree root intrusion, and other forms of damage or deterioration.
- Assessment: Based on the inspection, the inspector assesses the condition of the sewer line and identifies any problems that may require repairs or maintenance. They also determine the overall health of the sewer system, including its functionality and potential risk of future issues.
- Reporting: After the inspection is complete, the inspector typically provides a detailed report with the findings, including the condition of the sewer line, any identified problems, and recommendations for repairs or further actions if needed. This report can be valuable for homebuyers, sellers, or property owners to make informed decisions about the property’s sewer system.
Sewer scope inspections are especially important when buying a new home or if there are concerns about the condition of the existing sewer system. Identifying issues early can prevent costly repairs and ensure the proper functioning of the sewer system, which is crucial for the overall health and safety of a building.