We are proud to offer sewer scope inspections. Sewer inspections are important because any problems with the main sewer line are the financial responsibility of the owner. If there are problems with the sewer line that routine sewer cleaning won’t solve, the repairs will be expensive. There is also a lot of settling in the Chicagoland area and that opens up the sewer lines. We purchase a SewerGard Policy for each of our clients. Having this inspection performed prior to taking ownership guarantees full payout should a line collapse. We are also happy to provide a cost to cure if problems are found.
No age of home is immune to sewer problems. While it’s unlikely, even new homes can have problems with the main building drain. As you might imagine, the potential for problems increases with the age of the home. If you’re buying a new home, you probably don’t need to spend your money on a sewer scan. If you’re buying a century-old home, it’s smart to have a sewer scan done. There is no clear dividing line between homes that should and shouldn’t have a sewer scan performed.* The decision will ultimately come down to the new home buyer’s tolerance for risk.
Every sewer scan includes a written report of our findings, as well as a digital video file of the scope. The fee for a sewer scan is $200 if performed at the same time as the home inspection. Sewer inspections are scheduled through our office at the same time the home inspection is scheduled.
The video clip above shows a real sewer inspection on a sewer that is in good shape. This video clip is provided to our clients via email. Average cost to cure for breaks can range from $1000.00 to $10,000.00 or more. Click here to see average costs.