Sewer line issues are SERIOUS. Make sure you know what you're buying.
In most jurisdictions, the homeowner is responsible for the underground sewer pipe that runs from the house all the way to the connection with the city sewer main. Repairs made to these sewer laterals, as they are called, are often very expensive. Minimum costs for repair can start at $2500 - $3000 and can go up to $20000 - $60000 or more.
Standard home inspection practices are good, but they are limited to what the inspector can detect from the outside. Partial blockages or damage that still allow for water to pass, once used in a normal every-day manner, could back up and make things nasty or even unlivable. Our sewer scans can identify potential sewer problems such as root intrusion, damaged or broken pipes, or joints that have separated or shifted. Sewer line issues ARE SERIOUS.
We offer sewer lateral scans, or pipe scope inspections, as either a standalone service or an add-on to give you an unparalleled look at one of the most important systems in your home. We use high-definition video cameras to directly observe the condition of the sewer line coming from the property from the inside. We provide you with more detailed and reliable information so that you can make the best possible decision going forward.
47º North Home Inspections provides sewer lateral scans in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Athol, Liberty Lakes, Kellogg, Wallace, Sandpoint, Sagle, and surrounding areas. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (208) 610-0474 or send us an email.