You may not realize that your sewer line is the most expensive piece of plumbing in your home. Our team of Certified Home Inspectors at AmPro Inspections can assess your sewer line quickly and professionally. AmPro Inspections prides itself on providing excellent and quality sewer line inspections for home buyers and home sellers in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver areas. In order to maintain our high standards and quality of service, we also provide a sewer scope service as an option for our customers.
When buying a new home it can be an anxious experience especially when considering the risks associated with a blocked or damaged sewer line. Our sewer scope service helps alleviate those anxieties and provides our customers with the confidence to purchase their home.
What Is a Sewer Scope?
We provide a great fully contained system to check your home’s sewer line connection. When AmPro Inspections arrives at your potential home we’ll use the main sewer clean out to check on the drain pipe that flows away from your home and out to the main sewer line. If we cannot find the main clean out we can always use the lowest towel on the home.
The sewer line inspections consist of sending one of our top-of-the-line cameras on a flexible cable down the homes sewer line. The camera will give us a complete look of the sewer line, allowing us to give our professional opinion of the overall health of the sewer line and to identify any defective areas.
Here’s what we may find:
- intruding roots (and ruined landscaping)
- objects in the sewer line
- cracked and fractured pipes
- settled pipes and collapsed pipes
- grease blockage
- leaking pipe joints
Schedule a Sewer Line Inspection Today!
We provide inspection and testing services for customers in the Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo areas. Get a free estimate and schedule your sewer line inspection with AmPro Inspections by calling:
*sewer scope recommended for homes built prior to 1980.
Most homebuyers in today’s market wouldn’t consider closing on a home without getting a professional home inspection. However, that inspection often doesn’t include the sewer lines. This can lead to major, expensive issues. For example, a home inspector may notice low or spotty water pressure, but their inspection may not find the major underlying issue buried in the sewer line.
What Is a Sewer Line?
Your home’s sewer line, also often called a sewer main, has the job of moving the waste from your home’s showers, sinks, toilets, drains, and more. The sewer line moves all of this safely away from your home and into the main sewer system. As a homeowner, your home’s sewer line is your responsibility to maintain. This may involve simply cleaning out a drain from time to time, or calling in a plumber for more serious issues. When you own your own home, you’ll likely find that if you need a sewer line repair, you’ll know it! However, when you are buying a home or selling your current one, it is important to have the sewer line evaluated.
What Is a Sewer Line Inspection?
A sewer line inspection may sound complicated, but it is usually a simple process. You will work with a professionally-trained inspector that will attach a specialized camera to what is called a snake line. The camera is then moved through the sewer lines. The camera checks for clogs, buildup, and any other damage that will let you see the overall condition of your sewer line system. Sometimes you can watch this with the professional conducting the sewer line inspection so you can answer any questions they may have and give them more information. In conclusion, you will receive a formal report and often the video footage so you can discuss it with your real estate agent and deal with potential problems.
Why Is it Important to Do a Sewer Line Inspection?
Sewer lines are usually not particularly large, leaving them at risk to develop issues that may start small, but will only continue to get worse if left uninspected. Sewer lines are prone to developing clogs and buildup. This usually starts with minor clogs that cause drains or toilets to act strangely or cause water to start water backup in your home.
Additionally, a sewer line inspection is important because there may be outside issues harming those lines. One of the biggest causes of sewer line damage outside of the home is from expanding tree roots. Nearby construction is also a potential issue. Sewer repairs are typically very expensive. So, no matter what stage of buying, selling, or owning a home you are in, sewer line inspections are not something that should be put off or ignored.
When Is a Sewer Line Inspection Needed?
Whether you are buying a new home, selling your home, or simply maintaining your investment in your current home, a sewer line inspection is essential to the home’s integrity. A sewer line inspection is most critical when you are considering buying a new home. Sure, you may have a professional home inspector sign off that all is good inside the house, including the plumbing. However, because the sewer lines are typically underground and outside of the home, they generally aren’t covered in a standard home inspection.
If you are buying a home, a sewer line inspection completed before closing can save you massive expenses down the road. When a sewer line bursts or becomes damaged, it becomes your cost to repair the entire line. Additionally, you may find yourself on the hook for the cost of digging through the yard, driveway, or other areas to reach that line for repairs.
The age of the home is also important when considering a sewer line inspection. If you are considering buying a home that was built over 20 years ago, a sewer inspection is crucial. Over the span of 20 years, a lot of elements can cause damage to sewer lines. Tree roots can grow, the ground can shift, nearby construction can put pressure on the lines, and the original materials used in the sewer line may not hold up as expected.
Don’t Delay! Schedule Today!
If you suspect damage or a clog to your sewer line, it’s important to get an inspection right away. Schedule your your sewer line inspection with AmPro Inspections: