Another recommended and frequently requested service among both home buyers and sellers is a sewer scope. For this, a tiny video camera is snaked down the lateral sewer line connecting your home to the main sewer line / septic tank to look for cracks and/or obstructions. Finding potential issues early can prevent costly repairs and inconveniences (and potential health concerns if sewage leaks above ground) down the road.
Cracks in the pipe can form due to:
For home buyers, a sewer scope can provide peace of mind in this area before purchasing a home or provide guidance for negotiations in the final price if repairs are needed. For sellers, being able to show that the sewer line is healthy provides a valuable selling point to potential buyers.