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Sewer Scope Inspection

Cast Iron Drain Lines are frequent in our region. This cast iron was installed before the 1960s which makes it outdated for todays homes. In the event, one of our Waypoint inspectors will perform a “Sewer Scope” Inspection. This is a specialized, flexible borescope camera, which feeds images and video to a monitor. Then, this camera is run through the home’s drainpipe, to examine the sewer lines and other underground pipes for any flaws, imperfections or serious issues.

Getting a sewer scope inspection with your home inspection is the only true way in knowing the condition of your plumbing drain lines.

Who Should Get a Sewer Scope Inspection?

In most cases, we recommend older homes (before 1960s) to get a sewer scope inspection even if a seller states they have replaced all the cast iron drain lines.

The reasoning is because sometimes there could be poor installs of new PVC piping or some cast iron still left underneath the home.

Our home inspectors in Boca Raton and surrounding areas can tell you the type of plumbing drain lines once we arrive at the property, but the condition can only be understood with a sewer scope.

Should You Get Sewer Scopes on New Homes?

In some cases, home buyers opt to have a sewer scope inspection on newer homes, even brand new construction.

This is because builder quality is not always perfect and inspection companies throughout the United States have found many issues with new construction plumbing drains that can cause backups, slow draining, and damage.

Waypoint East Guarantee

“Waypoint guarantees peace of mind when you can’t predict everything that could go wrong after a home inspection. That’s why we have several products to help protect you if something should go wrong in your new home.”

How Do I Know If My Plumbing Drains Should Be Replaced?

You sewer scope inspector can tell you the condition and their recommendation course of action for your plumbing drain lines.

However, in general, if your plumbing drains have the following, you will mostly likely need repairs:

  • Build Up
  • Back Flow
  • Bellies in Drains
  • Root Damage
  • Cracked/Damaged Pipes
  • Corroded Cast Iron

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