Sewer Scope Inspection

Did you know? Homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of their sewer lines. A Sewer Scope Inspection by WIN uses state-of-the-art scope cameras to conduct a video inspection of a home’s lateral sewer line that leads from the house to a public sewer line. A Sewer Scope Inspection utilizes specialized equipment to detect issues and potential hazards that are not easily visible in the sewer lines before they turn into serious and expensive problems.

WIN Sewer Scope Camera Inspection
WIN Sewer Scope Camera Inspection


Average cost to repair undetected damage in sewer lines is $7,500.


Sewers overflow every year, which could have been prevented with proper maintenance.

3 to 5 Years

Sewer lines should be thoroughly inspected every three to five years.

sewer blocked sewage line
Blocked Sewage Line

Common cause of blockage includes debris, tree roots, and obstructions in the sewage line.

Why Get a Sewer Scope Inspection with WIN?

A Sewer Scope Inspection should be an essential part of your home maintenance plan because it can help you identify damage to your wastewater lines as well as blockages in the pipes including gunk, solid waste, tree roots, and other debris. Most homeowners and buyers don’t know there is anything harming their plumbing system until it’s too late and a sewage backup occurs, leaving them without safe water and costing them thousands to repair.

Our thorough inspection covers the entire sewer system. With our specialized equipment and certified inspectors, we provide clear images and videos of your sewer pipes and identify any issues or defects. By providing a detailed and reliable Sewer Scope Inspection report, we can help you protect your home and your wallet.

Benefits of Sewer Scope Inspection

Save Money: Avoid expensive repairs by detecting sewer issues early.
Protect Your Health: Prevent sewage backups that can contaminate your water and cause serious health issues such as cholera and dysentery.
Increase Property Value: Enhance the appeal and value of your property by showing routine maintenance and ensuring a functional sewer system.

How Does a Sewer Scope Inspection Work?

At WIN, we use specialized equipment that allows us to see clearly down into your home’s wastewater lines.

WIN Home Inspector checking the sewer scope camera


Locate the Sewer Line

Your home inspector will locate your sewer line. Most access points are found outside along the side of house or in your garage, crawlspace, or basement.



Set Up the Equipment



Insert the Scope Camera



Analyze the Findings



Receive Your Report Within 24 Hours


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A Sewer Scope Inspection can help you avoid buying a home with hidden sewer problems that can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace.
A Sewer Scope Inspection typically takes between 15 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the accessibility of the sewer line and the length and condition of the sewer pipes. The inspector will insert a camera into the sewer line and record the video as it travels through the system.
The frequency of sewer scope inspections depends on the age and condition of your sewer system. Generally, it is recommended to get a Sewer Scope Inspection every three to five years, or more often if you notice signs of sewer problems, such as slow drains, sewage backups, foul odors or lush patches in your yard.
Getting a Sewer Scope Inspection as a homeowner can help you prevent major sewer issues that can damage your home and property. By identifying and fixing minor problems early, you can save money and hassle in the long run. A Sewer Scope Inspection can also help you plan for future maintenance or replacement of your sewer system.
A Sewer Scope Inspection can identify common sewer line issues, such as tree roots infiltrating pipes and causing blockages or cracks. A Sewer Scope Inspection can also address other issues that pose risk to sewer lines. Older pipes might corrode over time, leading to leaks or holes. Pipes can shift or break due to soil movement or ground pressure, which can result in gaps or fractures. Additionally, pipes might sag or develop low points, causing wastewater and debris to build up that hampers drainage. In severe cases, pipes can even collapse entirely, causing complete blockage.
Getting a Sewer Scope Inspection before selling your home can help you avoid potential disputes with buyers. By disclosing the condition of your sewer system upfront, you can increase your credibility as a seller. You can also use the inspection report to negotiate with buyers on the price and terms of the sale.
The responsibility for paying for the sewer scope inspection when selling a home depends on the agreement between the seller and the buyer. In some cases, the seller may pay for the inspection as part of their Pre-Listing Inspection. In other cases, the buyer may request and pay for the inspection as part of their due diligence process. In some markets, it may be customary for the seller to offer to pay for the inspection as an incentive for buyers.
If you are a seller and the Sewer Scope Inspection uncovers issues with your sewer system, you have a couple of options: (1) You can opt to address the problems prior to listing your home or finalizing the sale. (2) You can provide the buyer with a credit or discount to account for the repair or replacement expenses. (3) You can decide to sell the home in its current condition and disclose the problems to potential buyers, ensuring transparency and trust during negotiations.

If you are a home buyer, you also have a number of options to consider: (1) You can budget for the required repairs or maintenance needed and address the issue after closing. (2) You can bring up the issues found with the seller and renegotiate your contract.

If you are a homeowner, your WIN home inspector can give you unbiased advice on how to best address the issue identified. It’s important that any issues found with your sewer system are addressed immediately to avoid worsening conditions, burst pipes, and sewage backup.