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  • Writer's pictureKyle DeRodes

Why you Need a Sewer Scope

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

Having a sewer scope camera inspection done on your house before you buy is a good idea. A sewer inspection can tell the buyer what material the line is made of and if there are breaks, blockages or intrusions in the line. The average exterior sewer line repair costs around $2500 and replacement can be over $25,000.

A typical sewer inspection will insert a small camera from a drain clean out usually located in the basement of the house. The camera will run out of the house until it reaches the city main line, usually located at the street in front of the house.

A sewer line can be made of a variety of materials. Clay, cars iron, and PVC are all commonly found. What the material is will give clues as to how old it is, how long it may last and what type of problems may occur. But be aware even a newer PVC pipe can have problems occur that can be very costly to repair.

Who needs a sewer inspection?

When purchasing a new home it is always a good idea to have every aspect of your house checked but some situations create more opportunities for problems. Here are some red flags:

-Large trees in the front yard

-A home built over 30 years ago

-Any signs of sewer back up

-An extra long exterior sewer line

To schedule a sewer scope in Kansas City call 913-707-3042

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