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Sewer Scope Inspections

Sewer scope inspections

The purpose of a sewer scope inspection by CSI is to determine the condition of the your sewer line and to determine if the system is functioning as designed.


Sewer scope inspections by CSI have become a standard component of the pre-purchase inspection period when purchasing a home.

Before purchasing a home you should ask these questions during the pre-purchase inspection period. Is the home you are buying connected to the city sewer system? Is it connected to a cesspool, septic system or party line?


If you are the seller of a home you should know the answers to these questions before putting your home on the market to avoid inspection surprises.

Sewer lines are often as old as the home and like most major systems in a home, they need periodic inspection and maintenance. Until recently it was difficult to inspect a sewer line and problems with the sewer lines were only discovered when sewage backed up into your home. Now you can have a CSI certified technician provide a sewer inspection by inserting a mini video camera into the sewer line and view the condition of your pipes. The sewer pipe will be visually inspected for common problems such as holes, pooling, cracks, root intrusion from trees and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line might have one of these problems that does not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a sewer backup in the future leading to the need for a major line repair or line replacement. New home buyers often will choose to fix these problems beforehand.

At CSI we use only the highest technology with state of the art, specially made waterproof video cameras that allow us to visually inspect your sewer lines and other pipes that are underground, in cement and under your home’s foundation.

Our CSI technician will insert a mini video camera into the sewer line through the sewer clean out. The clean out may be located in the basement, crawlspace or outside where the sewer line exits the home. If no obstructions are encountered, we will inspect from the clean out to the city main. If problems with the line are found, we are able to accurately pinpoint the location and depth of the trouble area. The problem area will be marked on the ground surface. Common sewer line problems are root intrusion, holes, pooling, cracks, and pipe separation. A functioning sewer line may have problems that do not currently affect the performance of the line. However, these problems may cause a future sewer backup leading to an unexpected emergency line repair or replacement.

When the inspection is complete, you will be informed as to whether the line passed inspection. Your CSI Project Manager will send out a final statement report the following business day. If problems are found in the line, we are able to provide a proposal for either repair or replacement.

If the sewer line passes inspection, the seller will be released from future liability and the new owner will know that the sewer system is in good working condition and will not need any major repairs.

Contact CSI: Chris's Sewer Inspection

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Call 586-879-9407 or Click here to send us an email.

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