We are excited to announce that we now offer sewer scope inspections!
What is a sewer scope inspection?
TREC recently approved that licensed and trained inspectors can perform sewer scope inspections. This is the piping that goes from the home to the main city line. Over the past two months, Property Doctors has been diving into training, consulting with master plumbers, and practicing to see if this would be good for our clients. The results have been amazing! Our team has been to training, practiced with the scopes, and have had hours of conversation on how to communicate relevant information to our clients.
Since we started, we have found concrete pipes with cracks, cast iron that has deteriorated, roots in the main plumbing line, and grease build-up that will definitely cause homeowners issues.
Let's make this year the year of no mainline plumbing surprises!
Who needs a sewer scope?
If the home was built before 2000, we recommend it being scoped.
If the home has large trees in between the house and the main meter. (Usually the front yard.)
New builds. This might surprise you, but have you seen construction sites? Lots of trash means lots of things that can get into the plumbing lines. We have seen coke cans, rebar, sheetrock, concrete from the slab or driveway. If it's on site, it can get into the pipes.
What do we look for?
Wondering what to look for during the inspection?
Serious clogs or blockages in the sewer line
Cracks, damage or imperfections in the line
The type of material used for the line (clay, concrete, plastic, metal, etc)
Roots growing through the line
Separation or failure of the line
Potential damage or issues with the septic tank (if present)
What do I do with the report?
Once we complete the inspection, we'll give you a full report on what we found. The type of piping, any issues we found, access point, etc. We will have several photos from inside the pipe and a video. If repairs need to be made, we have plumbers that you can send the video to in order to quickly get estimates for the repairs.
For further information on sewer scope inspections, please call us. (817) 401-4002