This is an optional service NOT included with any of our home inspections.
So, what is a sewer camera inspection and why spend your hard earned money to have one done?
A sewer camera inspection assesses the internal condition of your main sewer line until it intersects the city sewer connection. Even seasoned home inspectors can only guess the condition of the sewer line because in most cases it is underground and completely hidden from view. Replacing a damaged or failing sewer line can mean ripping up landscaping, sidewalks and more, easily costing many thousands of dollars.
If you are buying a home built pre-1970 there is a high probability that the plumbing waste lines are cast iron (or even clay), which have a limited life remaining. Most plumbers will tell you cast iron has a 50-100 year service life. Without a sewer camera inspection you could purchase a house with everything working one day and then soon after have a back-up requiring an expensive repair or replacement. This happens more often than you might think.