Sewer Scope Inspections

Sewer Scope InspectionsA home inspection is essential when buying a home. It is a significant part of the real estate transaction, whether you are buying or selling. Although major components are inspected, one important system is often not included – the sewer line. 

A typical home inspection doesn’t cover the sewer line as it is buried in the ground. But here at Mountains To Sound Home Inspection, we provide an exemplary Seattle Sewer Scope Inspection to determine the condition of the property’s sewer line and see if the system is properly functioning.

What is a Sewer Scope Inspection? 

Sewer Scope Inspection is a video inspection of the lateral line (privately-owned pipeline) from the house connecting to the city tap, septic tank, or publicly-owned main sewer line. 

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A typical single-family residence inspection takes approximately one hour to complete. Our professional will insert a mini video camera into the sewer line and through the cleanout. The cleanout includes the basement, crawlspace, or just outside where the sewer line exits the house. If there are no obstructions found, our professional will inspect the city’s mainline from the cleanout. However, if problems are found, the trouble area’s location and depth will be easily recorded and marked on the ground surface. 

What are the common sewer line problems found in Sewer Scope?

Sewer Scope Inspection Seattle WACommon sewer line problems include the following:

  1. Root Intrusion: Sewer lines are the perfect environment for tree roots because of the constant water source in pipes. Roots can find the smallest crack to force their way through. 
  2. Settling: Improperly supported trenches can cause the sewer lines to sink or create low spots, often called “bellies.” Fortunately, bellies are easy to identify through sewer inspection. 
  3. Ground Shifting: Sewer lines can detach over time. Ground-shifting can happen for many reasons, such as nearby excavations or seismic events. 
  4. Inferior Pipe Materials: Most older homes are sewer-connected by either clay or concrete tiles, brittle pipe materials that crack over time. A sewer inspection can quickly identify these types of materials and warn you of future problems. 
  5. Poor Installation: Sewer line installation is also prone to bad construction. The most common installation issues are improper joints and poorly fitted connections. Sewer Inspection can easily spot poor workmanship and raise a red flag for looming problems.

“Allen and his team did a very thorough job on our home inspection and sewer scope. They were very informative throughout the whole process and showed us all of the things in the house that they suggested we fixed. The report provided photos of affected areas. I would highly suggest them!” – Review of Mountains to Sound Home Inspection By Carly W

Why Should I Call for a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A Sewer Scope Inspection is critical in identifying and confirming problems in the sewer line. Gone are the days where outdated and heavy exploratory equipment is being used to reveal any piping issues. Our Seattle Sewer Scope Inspection provides an accurate and non-invasive view of the insides. This inspection is essential, cost-effective, and especially helpful at isolating areas of concern. 

Schedule Your Seattle, WA Sewer Scope Inspection Today!

If you plan to buy a home in Seattle, WA, and neighboring areas, we are here to help! We’ll accurately assess the condition of your sewer lateral before small issues take their toll. 

Here’s our Sewer Scope Inspections Report. You can DOWNLOAD here.

Give us a CALL at 253-344-4714 Today. You can also CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION 24/7 right from our website!



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Seattle, WA, is among the fastest-growing cities in the United States, and the city has seen a population boom in the past decade, with new residents moving in from all over the country. And it’s not just people but businesses thriving in Seattle, too. The city is now home to some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. In turn, this has led to a boom in the real estate industry. And if you’re thinking of moving to Seattle, Mountains To Sound Home Inspection will be your home buying and selling advocate.

Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying and selling process in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas. Our team of pros at Mountains To Sound Home Inspection can give you an objective, unbiased assessment of your home’s condition. This can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to buy a particular property.

Mountain To Sound Home Inspection offers a wide range of services, including 1-Year Warranty Inspection, Infrared Home Inspection, and Pre-listing Home Inspection. We also offer different packages, so you can choose the one that is right for you.

If you are in the market for a new home, be sure to call Mountains To Sound Home Inspection Today at 253-344-4714 to learn more about our services.

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