When purchasing a property should you have the sewer scoped? That's real estate lingo for running a camera through the main sewer line from house to street. The idea is to check the plumbing not visible to the naked eye, hence the colonoscopy reference.
We don't routinely recommend a main sewer line scope. However, if the home is older or the disclosures indicate a history of drain issues we suggest an appointment with a plumber and his camera may be well worth the cost of the inspection. Replacing a main sewer line can be very expensive.
Sometimes slow drainage may be tree roots or another blockage that is easy to clear and problem solved. Other times the drain may be failing in multiple areas and replacement or problems are imminent. The best way to determine the condition is to take a sewer selfie. You may not want to post it on Youtube but you will be happier with your house and sleep better at night if the pipes are working properly.
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Norma Toering & Team
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