Should you include a sewer line inspection?

Sewer line inspection

A sewer line inspection is simply that. We will take a video of the sewer lateral from the cleanout in the basement to the street. With this inspection, we can determine what is going on.

Sewer scope inspections look for:

  • Water Back Ups – This could indicate damage or breakage to the sewer line or a significant clog.
  • Large Trees and Roots – are one of the most common causes of sewer pipe damage. Root growth in and around the pipe is a major problem that needs to be addressed.  Pipe cleaning is only a bandaid and most likely will need repairs.
  • Movement – If the soil around a house seems to have shifted, the pipe may have been affected. If it has moved, it could have broken or become bent and damaged, which may require a costly repair.
  • Greener Grass – This is a common sign of septic or sewer leaking. Nitrogen in sewer water is a powerful fertilizer that encourages plant growth. If you see a greener patch in the yard, when the rest of the lawn is not as bright or brown, you should be suspicious.