SEWER SCANS

SEWER SCANS

A cleaN Conscience

Believe it or not, a sewer scan can provide valuable information for old and new houses alike. As a general rule of thumb, though, the older the house and sewer line, the greater the chances there are issues that need correcting.

The most common issues are borne of tree roots. When you think of a tree root, you might imagine a thick, gnarly thing that takes several whacks with a shovel to break through; however, roots in a sewer are thin and long.

The roots from a tree can enter a sewer line through extremely small cracks. Once inside, they take up the nutrients and feed the tree.

Good for the tree. You? Not so much.

The roots also end up catching passing debris and can eventually cause backups.

Besides roots and associated blockage issues, a sewer line might have cracks, an issue with improper slope or rat nests. I swear it’s true; I saw one.

A CleaN Conscience

Believe it or not, a sewer scan can provide valuable information for old and new houses alike. As a general rule of thumb, though, the older the house and sewer line, the greater the chances there are issues that need correcting.

The most common issues are borne of tree roots. When you think of a tree root, you might imagine a thick, gnarly thing that takes several whacks with a shovel to break through; however, roots in a sewer are thin and long.

The roots from a tree can enter a sewer line through extremely small cracks. Once inside, they take up the nutrients and feed the tree.

Good for the tree. You? Not so much.

The roots also end up catching passing debris and can eventually cause backups.

Besides roots and associated blockage issues, a sewer line might have cracks, an issue with improper slope or rat nests. I swear it’s true; I saw one.

our Process

A sewer scan involves placing a small camera into the sewer from the septic system’s clean-out plug. This camera comes with a light and is attached to a 400-foot cable. The operator can identify the material of the line as well as any of the issues mentioned above.

To see a diagram better explaining the process, view my blog article on the topic here.

our Process

A sewer scan involves placing a small camera into the sewer from the septic system’s clean-out plug. This camera comes with a light and is attached to a 400-foot cable. The operator can identify the material of the line as well as any of the issues mentioned above.

To see a diagram better explaining the process, view my blog article on the topic here.

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Pricing

Sewer Scan

Ensure your sewer line is clear
$ 175
  • Scan of main sewer line
  • Video with voice-over attached to inspection report

Home Inspection

Book an inspection prior to buying or selling
$ 425*
  • 3–4 hour home inspection
  • Comprehensive, 30-page report
  • Photos of issue areas

Inspection + Radon Test

Book dual services for 100% confidence
$ 585*
  • 3–4 hour home inspection
  • Comprehensive, 30-page report
  • Photos of issue areas
  • Radon test with 48-hour results
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Sewer Scan

Ensure your sewer line is clear
$ 175
  • Scan of main sewer line
  • Video with voice-over attached to inspection report

Home Inspection

Book an inspection prior to buying or selling
$ 425*
  • 3–4 hour home inspection
  • Comprehensive, 30-page report
  • Photos of issue areas

Inspection + Radon Test

Book dual services for 100% confidence
$ 585*
  • 3–4 hour home inspection
  • Comprehensive, 30-page report
  • Photos of issue areas
  • Radon test with 48-hour results
Popular
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