SEWER SCOPE INSPECTION FROM OHIP
Just like Radon testing, having your home inspector conduct a thorough sewer scope is a critical part of any Portland home inspection. Plainly put, this is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle you need to know before you purchase a home. Without proper sewer scoping conducted, there could be hidden issues that could add up to significant costs down the road. Oregon Home Inspection Pros offers professional sewer scopes for home inspections in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro and any area we service.
THE SEWER SCOPE PROCESS
Having your home’s sewer lines inspected is a sure way to know if your sewer system is functioning properly. Using a high definition camera, problems anywhere in your sewer system can be pin-pointed and identified in sections of your piping that would otherwise be hard to find. The video pipe inspection is done by using a flexible rod with a high-resolution camera attached to the end. The camera is then fed via the rod through your piping and sewer lines, giving the technician a live video feedback. A sewer scope can identify any underlining causes of sewer system failures such as clogs and blockages, cracked or broken pipes and pipe rust or corrosion. The plumbing system in your home was not designed to last forever, pipes corrode and breakdown over time so it is very important that a video pipe inspection be done to insure the longevity of your home’s plumbing. Other common culprits of sewer pipe failure are tree roots. A small leak in the system can attract roots seeking water. Over time the roots can grow in and around the pipes causing blockage and failure.
A video pipe inspection using a sewer scope is the best way to determine if your sewer pipes are in need of maintenance or repair before purchasing or renovating your home. Replacing sewer pipelines can be very costly especially if it is unexpected. Our certified professionals can locate any obstruction or causes for lower than optimal draining performance and then determine the best repair or replace solution so that we can restore your home’s plumbing functionality. The camera eye can catch leaks that may be hiding behind relined pipes or leaks that may not be visible to the naked eye. The image transmitted back to the screen is very helpful in determining the problem from a small blockage of grease or a much larger issue such as corrosion or breakage. If a blockage is found the camera is left there and the technician will locate it with the help of a transmitter.
The locating device picks up transmission signals, once found we will mark the location with spray paint indicating the location to dig a trench to gain access if repairs need to be done. A sewer scope allows for better service with fast and accurate repair estimates before the initial work begins.
SAMPLE VIDEO - SEE AN ACTUAL SEWER SCOPE PERFORMED BY OREGON HOME INSPECTION PROS
To see how a Sewer Scope works and to understand its importance, check out this video. Don't worry, it's not gross, but it is informative and shows something crucial that this customer needed to know. Around the 3:00 minute mark you'll notice flowing water going into the line. That's not water going from the house. That's ground water coming in to the sewer line from a break in the line. This is a crucial piece of information for a home buyer or home seller to have! And at the end of the video is a common personal hygiene device that should NEVER be flushed down a toilet, but often is.
RE-SCOPING LINES TO FOLLOW-UP ON REPAIRS
After any repairs or replacement of sewer pipelines have been done it is important to request a video pipe inspection with the sewer scope to ensure a quality repair has been executed. Visually inspecting your homes sewer pipes can only be done using the high-resolution camera ensuring that all obstructions have been cleared and no more visible damage can be seen after sewer jetting and snaking. Replacements of sewer lines can be expensive, costing thousands of dollars or more so making sure the repairs were done properly and the longevity of your sewer system has been restored is vital in ensuring they will last for many more years to come.
OREGON HOME INSPECTION PROS EXPERT SEWER SCOPING
As a certified Oregon home inspection service, OHIP is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service and quality. Our sewer scopes are beyond thorough as our attention to detail is laser focused. We know the importance of catching every little detail in a sewer scope so that costly repairs don't become an unexpected issue for you and your family. Trust our family business with your home inspection and sewer scope!
REACH OUT TO OREGON HOME INSPECTION PROS
Schedule your Sewer Scope by calling OHIP direct at 503-683-7080, we'll be there within 24 hours!
You can also reach OHIP by email at OregonHomeInspectionTeam@gmail.com. Or complete our Online Contact Form below for a callback from Oregon Home Inspection Pros.