We here at Hero Home Inspections offer sewer scopes and sewer line inspections with our home inspections. We feel that this is a critical inspection that every client should include with a home inspection.
Why should you get a sewer scope? Here are a few reasons why:
First, your sewer line is always a big question mark. it is not something that can be viewed without special equipment. So to avoid unpleasant surprises, a sewer scope is necessary.
What are some of those unpleasant surprises? Well, the first one is sewer backup... which is never fun. It usually occurs when the sewer line is obstructed by something, like roots, paper, or other objects.
These are usually inexpensive fixes, but alternatively, cleaning up a sewer backup is not. So be sure to include a sewer scope on your next home inspection.
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Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL