A few years ago, people would have had to get their sewers dug out to see what was going on inside of them. Now, however, you can do it as minimally invasively as you can through a sewer scope inspection..


Sewer scope inspections include the use of a camera on the end of a snake-like wire to look into the drains under a house. 


What’s good about going for a scope inspection is that even though it uses such a tiny kind of camera, it can uncover a variety of issues, including clogs, deterioration of the pipes, and far more.


Typically, after an inspection, the clients will be given a full report of the findings from the exploration and suggestions for what needs to be done. Because of this, house owners, buyers, and sellers can take preventative measures before any major problems, health risks, or costly repairs arise.


So, you already know how sewer scoping works; next, you should learn when exactly you need to call for one.


When Is A Sewer Scope Inspection?

Check for the following to see whether a sewer scope inspection is something your home needs:


The presence of water backups in the home might be an indication of a large blockage, damage to the sewage system, or both.


Root intrusion is a typical issue with sewage pipes. Pipes can burst if roots grow into them, or they can get clogged or develop leaks if they find tiny openings in the pipe to invade.


Buying an older home means that most of its facilities have been around for some time and possibly have been worn out, and this includes its sewer. 


Sewers in older houses are more likely to deteriorate and become damaged. Therefore, getting them checked out is important to avoid any big complications.

If the earth surrounding a home has changed or moved, there is a possibility that the pipeline has been compromised. 


A big construction project or even an earthquake can be something to look out for since, at times, it can cause pipes to bend to the extent that they’ll need a total replacement.


Given the things that go through sewers, a leak from them can actually become fertilizer for the plants above it.


Be wary if you come across a portion of the lawn that seems to be in unusually good condition in comparison to the rest of the grass, it probably means that it’s getting nutrition from somewhere, and that could very well be coming from a sewer line below.


Now, you do have a choice of doing nothing about these signs and very much ignoring it; however, a bad unchecked sewer line can come with a risk.


The Risks Of Uninspected Sewers

Putting off or ignoring the signs of a possible sewer issue can cause you a lot of money and time in the future. Just check out the risks below to understand the extent of what can happen:


Costly Repair Services

The cost of fixing a broken sewer line is, to put it mildly, high. Although it may seem wasteful and expensive to do routine checks and maintenance on a regular basis, you will really save a significant amount of money in the long term by doing so.


Foul Stench

If you have a problem with your sewage line and put off getting it checked out, nasty smells may spread throughout your house. Breathing in these scents might cause headaches, dizziness, and eye discomfort. Quick sewage scoping may be a big help to resolve the issue, relieving you of the stress of thinking about it.


Excessive Damages

Inspections of the sewage system should be performed often to detect little issues before they become major. By doing so, you may save money on unnecessary maintenance and damage to your home.


Total Reconstruction

Failure to address issues with a sewage line can result in costly repairs or possibly the collapse of the whole system, demanding a total reconstruction. It’s particularly important to take this precaution with sewage systems and older residences that have been in use for a long time.


Getting pros to do a regular sewer scope inspection for your home can help you prevent any inconvenience and excessive expenses more than you think!

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