Sewer scope inspections — Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR
Northbank Home Inspection provides unbiased, accurate sewer scope inspections for the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR metro area
When you plan to purchase a home, make sure to hire a qualified professional to perform a sewer scope — it could save you thousands of dollars and the drama of cleaning up a sewage backup or drain failure. A Northbank Home Inspection sewer inspection will determine the serviceability of the main sewer line from the property access point to the city main, septic, or HOA tap connection. We can perform an independent sewer scope in coordination with you home inspection.
Sewer line repairs can be significant. It’s not uncommon for plumbers to submit a $10,000 repair quote for a failed sewer line. These repairs can often be significantly more expensive depending on the location and depth of the damage. That’s why it’s critical to perform a sewer scope during your inspection time period so you’re not stuck with a massive repair bill after you own the home.
Old and new homes need sewer scope inspections
Tree roots, bellies, blockages, and more can cause a sewer line to fail a sewer scope inspection. In the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas, old and new homes can have problems with their sewer lines. In older homes, common materials, such as concrete and cast iron, can fail or become damaged over time for various reasons, which is to be expected. But newer home sewer lines, including new construction, can also have problems. We’ve found sewer lines that failed from improper installation, tile or concrete dumped down the drain, and mechanical damage. This is why it’s in your best interest to conduct a sewer scope on any house you’re buying, regardless of the age of the home.
Independent sewer scopes
We provide independent sewer scope inspections that are not tied to bids for additional work. This means we always have your best interests in mind. It’s our goal to provide you with accurate information about your potential new home’s sewer line. Clear communication is important during a sewer scope, which is why we always strive to give you context about what we find during our inspection; it’s not always a black and white, pass/fail situation.
After we perform your sewer scope, we’ll send you an inspection report with important information about the sewer line and a link to a high-quality video you can use for obtaining repair bids. We’re always available to discuss your sewer scope in detail and offer referrals for trusted contractors.
You can schedule your sewer scope in coordination with your home inspection or as a standalone service anytime by using our online scheduler. If you have any questions regarding sewer scopes or any of our other services, including home inspections, radon testing, mold testing, and more in the Vancouver WA or Portland OR areas, please reach out — we’d love to help!