Sewer Scope Inspections for St. Petersburg, FL

Coast2Bay provides sewer scope inspections for the Greater Tampa Area, giving you peace of mind when it comes to selling or buying your house.

One of the most often-overlooked inspections when purchasing a new home is a sewer scope inspection. Despite the fact that a damaged sewer line can cost thousands of dollars to repair, many people do not have the inspection done, since it is not typically included in the cost of a standard home inspection. However, a sewer scope inspection can save you quite a bit of money, and give you valuable peace of mind. Get more details below.

What Is a Sewer Scope?

A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is the privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank.
Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of. For example, if there is a damp depression in the lawn above the sewer line, or if there is backflow into the home, or if contaminants have been discovered in the potable water supply, a sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately.

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What Are The Signs I Need A Sewer Scope Inspection?

Everyone who is purchasing a home should have a sewer scope inspection. Periodic sewer scope inspections are also a good idea if you own a home, to ensure your pipe is in good condition. A few signs and indications that an inspection may be needed include:

  • Water that is backing up inside the house
  • Large trees that are growing near the sewer line area. Their roots may constrict or damage the pipe
  • A home that was built 25+ years ago, which could have clay sewer pipes. Clay sewer pipes can be easily damaged
  • There are extremely green and lush patches of grass near the area where the sewer pipe runs, indicating a leak