Everyone needs a septic system, unless you are connected to a community sewer system. It is not something most people think much about until there is a problem, and then it is too late. Maintaining a properly working septic system is as important as the rest of your home maintenance services. Regular inspections, service and repairs will extend the life of your system and offers years of trouble-free service.
Home Inspection Professionals – H.I.P. licensed septic inspectors can check your sewer or septic system to ensure there are no leaks or blockage to ensure your system is working properly, and they can recommend having the septic tank being serviced if it is full.
What is a Sewer Scope?
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at or near the foundation and connecting to the city, HOA tap, or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer, HOA tap, or septic tank. Sewer scoping the line can reveal blockage, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of (Source: InterNachi).
Older homes could mean older plumbing materials are present. A deeper look with sewer scope inspection can save you from back ups and unexpected costs in the future.
This can give a full picture of your sewer lines and rule out any invasive tree roots, damage, breaks, and blockages. Doing this can provide you with actionable information that helps avoid unexpected maintenance costs in the future. Having a sewer scope inspection performed by Home Inspection Professionals – H.I.P. is a proactive approach and a good investment for a new homeowner to understand the condition of the underground sewer lines.