A sewer scope can identify any potential defects within the property’s pipelines, but be sure not to enter the backflow device, city tap, or septic tank. If any defects are discovered, the home inspector should advise the homeowner to consult or hire a professional.nachi.org
What Is a Sewer Scope?
A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank. A lateral sewer line is a privately-owned pipeline connecting the property to the publicly-owned main sewer line, HOA tap, or septic tank.
A sewer scope inspection uses a video attached to a snake-like cable to examine the home’s sewer line. This privately-owned pipeline leads from the house to the publicly-owned main sewer line or septic tank. Sewer scope inspection can reveal damage to the pipes, blockages, and other problems