Hiring a professional and reputable home inspector is a key part of the home buying process. Their findings can uncover major (and minor) defects within a home’s drain line that buyers should have knowledge of when considering a home purchase.

We all know about common home inspection items like the roofing, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, but one part of the home inspection process that occasionally gets overlooked is a sewer camera line scope inspection. Sewer line scope inspections aren’t included in standard home inspections. However, we understand the importance of this home inspection item, which is why it’s a new HouseMaster offering.

What Is a Sewer Camera Line Scope Inspection?

We will run specialized camera equipment to the home’s sewer line so that we can inspect it for potential damage or blockage. A tiny camera will reveal the condition the sewer line is in, and we will report all findings.

This waterproof camera can reach places that we cannot easily get to or otherwise see without special equipment, considering sewer lines are in underground areas, behind walls or possibly under the foundation of the home.

What Does the Sewer Camera Line Scope Inspection Find?

The inspection might find that your sewer line has no defects, which takes the guesswork out of any potential issues that could lead to expensive repairs. However, the inspection could find any of the following with the sewer line such as:

  • Cracks
  • Root infiltration
  • Build-up/blockage
  • Corrosion
  • Punctures
  • Leaks
  • Obstructions

Having a sewer camera line scope inspection is a great way to get ahead of issues with your sewer line, but perhaps the warning signs are already there – like slow drains, clogs, or backups. Realtors and home buyers wouldn’t be aware of these signs, which is why an inspection is recommended.

The Importance of Sewer Camera Line Scope Inspections

If HouseMaster Harrisburg home inspectors find any defects with your sewer lines, the repairs have the potential to be costly. The sewer line is a home item that gets used daily, and the home would not function properly without it. If you’re buying a new home, it would be wise to know the condition of the sewer line before buying.


Note: These tips are only general guidelines. Since each situation is different, contact a professional if you have questions or need guidance regarding a specific issue.  Harrisburg home inspectors Dan Ayers and Scott Ayers, like all Housemaster home inspectors, have extensive training and certifications and are tested annually to meet the industry standards of continuing education, inspection, reporting, and customer service. As part of the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection business, Dan and Scott have been able to put their decade long experience in fire and water property restoration and their passion for customer service to good use in the professional home inspection processRequest an inspection today!