SEWER LINE SCOPES
Main Sewer Line Scopes
Having a main sewer line scope by a professional such as us is one of the best ways to find and prevent hidden issues. We use our professional video equipment to perform a thorough sewer scope.
What is the Main Sewer Line? It is the main drain pipe leading from the exterior of the home to the city (public) sewer pipe connection which can be under the street or to the septic tank which is frequently buried in the yard.
Who is responsible if it needs repair/replacement? You the homeowner.
What happens if there is a problem in the main sewer line? One or more of the plumbing fixtures backs up at the same time. Toilets, in particular, can be affected by this, but other fixtures can also be involved: Tub, Shower, Sinks, Washing Machine, etc.
There are many problems that can occur within the main sewer line, the most common being root intrusions that can cause blockages of the drain line and damage the pipe. Another common issue is low spots in the line, which can be caused by improper installation of the sewer line or movement caused by expansive soils. Many sewer pipes in pre-existing homes can have materials installed that have a specific life expectancy and may be worn out to the point of needing repairs or replacement.
When the Main Sewer Line Scan is done in conjunction with the home inspection, we provide it at a reduced rate.