Sewer Scope Inspection

Inspect, Identify, Rectify!

Most homes built prior to 1972 are equipped with cast iron sanitary sewer pipes, which have an original life expectancy of 40 to 50 years. This piping corrodes due to age causing leaks, blockages, backups and damage to the home. The soil below the home becomes saturated with the contaminated sewer water, creating potentially hazardous conditions. It is not a question of “if” cast iron pipes will fail, but when.

 

The following may alert you that your piping is failing:

  • Backup in your toilets, tubs, kitchen sink, laundry sink or shower.
  • Cockroach infestation, especially around the kitchen (they come out of the broken piping)!
  • Staining or damage to the walls or doors.
  • The smell of sulfur or sewer gas.
  • Leakage from under your kitchen cabinets.
  • Stains or leakage on exterior wall under a kitchen window.

The repairs required to replace sewer pipes can be very expensive, requiring you to vacate your home. Identifying failing conditions at the early stages will allow you to plan and address the problem before your home is uninhabitable. Additionally, what many homeowners might not know is that the damage and repairs may be covered by their homeowner’s insurance.

 

Champia will provide an objective evaluation of your sewer line from the house to the street. We will provide you with the information you need to know, including a report documenting any damage of your sewer pipes condition, as well as photographs. Moreover, our SewerGard Warranty that we provide free with your home inspection is extended from 90-days to 6-months once we perform a Sewer Camera Inspection.