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Ensuring that every aspect of your property is in good condition is crucial for a responsible homeowner. However, one area often overlooked is the sewer lateral, which connects your home’s plumbing to the municipal sewer line. Therefore, it is essential to have a sewer scope inspection to determine the condition of your sewer lateral.
The average cost of repair or replacement of a sewer lateral is $7,000.00. A sewer scope inspection can help you identify potential problems in advance, saving you from costly repairs. For example, clogs, cracks, and blockages are common issues that can cause damage to your property and lead to backups. By detecting these problems early, you can avoid the headache of dealing with expensive repairs and potential health hazards.
A sewer scope inspection is especially vital for buying a home. Many homeowners need to be made aware of the condition of their sewer lateral, and problems can arise shortly after moving in. A sewer scope inspection can give you peace of mind knowing that your new home’s plumbing is in good condition.
Older homes may have a clay sewer lateral. Clay piping shifts over time and can become disconnected at the joints or crack, allowing roots to enter the line. Toilet paper or anything else flushed can get trapped in the roots leading to sewage reentering the home.
Even new homes have issues with their sewer lateral. During construction, trucks and heavy equipment drive through the yard and can crush the pipe, and plenty of debris onsite could clog this line.
Inspecting your sewer lateral with KNH Inspections is cheaper than a plumber and much better than your toilets backing up into your home.
The fine folks at Rocket Mortgage have a helpful article about the importance of having a sewer scope inspection.