Home Buyers & Sellers

The video inspection ("sewer scoping") of the residential sewer line is an important, yet often overlooked step in evaluating the overall condition of your current home or potential future residence. Underground and unnoticed, the condition of the lateral (or side-sewer) connecting your residence to the main sewer line is a responsibility unknown to most home owners. A video inspection easily gives a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the health and pipe composition of your sewer line.

During a Video Scope inspection, a Rigid SeeSnake camera system sees into your sewer line, traveling out to the city main line checking for blockages, leaks, sags, and pipe offsets which can degrade the line.

Our sewer scope service includes a color DVD recording of the entire process, as well as a written pdf report with photographic stills, providing a comprehensive summary of the findings and elements that may need to be repaired. This information can then be used as a resource and shared with your plumber if repairs are necessary.

We absolutely recommend video scopes for houses built before the 1980s, but even newer homes or brand-new construction can have flaws in the sewer line that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. It is imperative that these repairs are made before sewage backs up out of drains and destroys your home and possessions.

We recommend yearly video sewer pipeline inspections since debris, household soaps and grease and even plant roots, can clog or damage your sewer and drain lines. Yearly inspections can catch potential problems before they cause expensive damage.

Your home is one of the largest single investments you will make in your lifetime. Protect its value and minimize unexpected expenses with a sewer scope inspection from Sound Sewer Inspection.