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Sewer Scope Inspection in Frisco & Sherman, TX

What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A sewer scope inspection is a specialized procedure that involves the use of a high-resolution camera to visually inspect the interiors of the main sewer line. This camera, often referred to as a sewer cam, is inserted into the sewer line through an accessible cleanout. The sewer inspection provides real-time video footage that helps identify any issues within the sewer pipes such as blockages, tree root intrusion, or pipe damage.

Common Findings in Sewer Scope Inspections

Tree Root Intrusion

One of the most common issues discovered during sewer scope inspections is tree root intrusion. Roots seeking moisture can penetrate sewer lines, causing blockages or damage that can severely impact the sewer system’s functionality.

Misaligned or Collapsed Pipes

Ground movement, heavy vehicular traffic above the ground, or poor initial installation can lead to misaligned or even collapsed sewer pipes, which are easily identified with a sewer cam.

Corrosion or Deterioration of Pipes

Older pipes, especially those made of cast iron or clay, are prone to corrosion or deterioration over time. A sewer pipe inspection can assess the integrity of these pipes.

Pipe Blockages

Various materials including grease, hair, and other debris can accumulate over time, leading to significant blockages in sewer lines. A sewer camera inspection helps pinpoint the exact location and composition of these blockages.

Bellied or Sagging Sections of the Sewer Line

Sections of the sewer pipe can sag due to ground conditions or shifts, creating a ‘belly’ that collects waste and debris, impeding proper flow.

Incomplete or Improper Installation

Occasionally, sewer lines may suffer from incomplete or improper installation. A detailed sewer line inspection can reveal such issues, ensuring they are addressed to prevent future problems.

Benefits of a Sewer Scope Inspection

Early Detection of Problems
Identifying issues early through a sewer scope can prevent minor issues from becoming major emergencies, saving significant disruption and expense.
Cost Savings on Potential Repairs
Early detection and remediation of sewer line problems can save homeowners from costly repairs, which can average around $8,000 for significant sewer line repairs.
Assessment of Pipe Material and Age
Understanding the material and estimating the age of sewer pipes can help in planning maintenance or replacement before serious problems arise.
Peace of Mind for Homeowners and Buyers
For prospective homebuyers, a sewer inspection service provides peace of mind by ensuring the property’s sewer system is in good condition or identifying necessary repairs before purchase.
Compliance with Local Regulations
A sewer camera inspection service can help ensure that the property’s sewer system complies with local standards and regulations, avoiding potential legal issues.

When to Consider a Sewer Scope Inspection?

It is wise to consider a sewer scope inspection when purchasing a new home, experiencing frequent sewer backups, or if the home is over 20 years old and has never had the sewer lines inspected.


1. Purchasing a New Home

Before finalizing the purchase of a new home, it’s crucial to ensure that there are no hidden issues with the sewer system. A sewer scope inspection can reveal problems that might not be apparent during a general home inspection.


2. Experiencing Frequent Sewer Backups

If you’re facing recurring issues with sewer backups or slow drains throughout the house, a sewer scope inspection can help identify blockages, tree root intrusions, or other damages that might be causing these problems.


3. Homes Older Than 20 Years

Older homes with original plumbing may have sewer lines that have never been inspected or updated. These older systems are more susceptible to corrosion, breaks, and other issues that can be costly to repair if not caught early.


4. After Severe Weather Events

Following significant weather events like heavy rains or flooding, it’s a good idea to check the condition of your sewer lines. Natural movements of the ground during such events can cause shifts or damage to the pipes.


5. Before Undertaking Major Renovations

If you’re planning major renovations that could increase the burden on your home’s plumbing system, a sewer scope inspection is advisable. This ensures that the existing sewer system can handle the increased load and that there are no existing issues that could be exacerbated.


How Much Does a Sewer Scope Inspection Cost?

At Kissee Inspection Services, we strive to provide high-quality inspections at competitive rates. The cost of an inspection depends on the type and scope of the inspection needed.


Why Choose Kissee Inspection Services for Your Sewer Scope Inspection?

Expertise in Sewer Scope Inspections

Kissee Inspection Services brings extensive experience and specialized training in conducting sewer scope inspections, ensuring thorough and reliable results.

Advanced Equipment and Technology

We utilize state-of-the-art sewer cameras and equipment to provide clear and detailed images of the sewer line, helping in accurate diagnosis.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

Our commitment to customer satisfaction ensures that we provide detailed explanations and support throughout the inspection process.


Sewer Scope Inspection Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is a sewer scope inspection included in a standard home inspection?

No, a sewer scope inspection is a specialized service and is typically not included in a standard home inspection.

2. How long does a sewer scope inspection take?

A typical sewer scope inspection takes about an hour to complete, depending on the accessibility and length of the sewer line.

3. How do I prepare for a sewer scope inspection?

Ensure that the access to the main sewer line is clear and that any cleanouts are accessible.

4. How often should I have a sewer scope inspection?

It is recommended to have a sewer scope inspection every 5 to 7 years, or more frequently if you experience recurring drainage issues.

5. Can a sewer scope inspection save me money in the long run?

Yes, by identifying and addressing issues early, a sewer scope inspection can prevent costly emergency repairs and potential property damage.

6. What happens after a sewer scope inspection?

After the inspection, you will receive a detailed report with findings, recommendations for repairs or maintenance, and usually video footage of the inspection.

Schedule Your Sewer Scope Inspection Today!

Don’t wait for sewer issues to become costly problems. Contact Kissee Inspection Services today to schedule your sewer scope inspection in Frisco & Sherman, TX, and ensure your property’s sewer system is functioning properly.

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