Residential Sewer Inspections

Anarumo Inspection Services understand that the purchase of a home is a major investment with many unknowns. While your home inspector will be evaluating many things like the mechanical and structural components of your new home, there is something you may want to consider adding on to the general home inspection.

That is a Sewer Scope:

What is a sewer scope?

Well a sewer scope inspection is an inspection of your main sewer lateral by using a flexible borescope camera. Our highly trained inspectors will be guiding this camera into and through your sewer line and will be looking for any potential issues with your sewer line. During the sewer scope inspection, the inspector will look for cracks, damage to the sewer lines, root intrusion that might have grown through the pipe, previous drain cleaning, bellies, and any other potential concerns in your sewer lateral. Afterward, your inspector will be providing you with a comprehensive report detailing your sewer line’s condition and a 1 year warranty will be provided. When would it be recommend to have the sewer inspection?

If your home meets any of these, you might want to consider a sewer inspection if you say yes to any of the below statements:

  • Does your new home have large trees near the sewer line?

    • As tree roots grow, they can compress and crack sewer lines. Sometimes they even make their way into your line itself.

    • Are you buying or living in an older home. We also recommend a sewer inspection on any home built more than forty (40) years ago and your home was built 2005 . Homes built as late as the ’90s may still have clay sewer pipes, which are easily damaged during construction, during earthquakes, or by several other things. Older homes built in the ’50s may have Orangeburg Pipe or Cast Iron, Orangeburg is prone to disintegrate and collapse over time as its a paper like material. Cast Iron has a life expectancy of  60 - 80 years. Did you notice extremely lush patches of grass in the yard? This could be from your sewer line, this is an indication of a pipe leak. Pipes can leak if a joint or fitting is out of place or damaged. Older metal pipes can corrode and break down over time. Is there water backing up inside the house? This could potentially be  a clog in the sewer pipe. The National average cost for sewer line repair is between $50 and $200 per linear foot. California tends to be on the higher side and typically can average in the range of $2,250 to $5750. While the inspector is at the home for your general home inspection, we could perform this inspection for you as well. We can add this testing service to your inspection, just reply to this email if your interested in scheduling.