The biggest mistake you can make before you invest in a property, is to not have the sewer checked out. The condition of the sewer should affect your final decision, as it will impact your asset down the road. Here’s what you can expect when you book a professional to perform your sewer inspection.
What is a Sewer Scope? Before diving into the rest of the process, you need to know what a sewer scope (aka a plumbing scope) is. During a sewer scope inspection, the inspector runs a flexible borescope camera through the main drainpipe of the home to see and confirm the condition of your drain pipes. There’s no set time for how long the process of inspecting your sewer system will take, ranging from only a few minutes to half an hour. Do I Need a Sewer Scope Inspection? If your sewer system is damaged, it can lead to several other larger problems. Here are some of the signs that you need an inspection.
Older home. Homes that were built more than 25 years ago likely have sewer system problems already. Let pros take care of those pipes. They know to handle them properly to prevent any problems.
Water backups. Does water back up in your house? This water may have gotten into your crawl spaces, causing a host of other issues, including mold.
Large yard trees. The roots of your trees can grow around your pipes, which can compress, damage, or completely crack and break your sewer pipe.
Lush grass patches. Sewer water can fertilize your grass. If you look around the property and spot some patches that are greener, that could indicate that there’s been a septic or sewer leak.
What to Look for During the Inspection During the inspection, pros will look for cracks or imperfections in your sewer line. An experienced professional won’t have any problem performing sewer camera inspections in Denver, CO, and will always provide you with a detailed inspection report of their findings. Colorado Complete Inspections is your go to provider of sewer scope pros. Contact us today!