Adding a sewer scope inspection to your home inspection is a great and effective way to add more revenue to your business.

One of the most common issues you’ll come across in your sewer scope inspections is tree roots. Tree roots will do anything to find water for food and the moisture in sewer lines does the trick.

Ultimately, if a sewer lines were to become damaged from soil erosion, movement, or an outdated sewer line like cast iron or orangeburg pipping, roots are naturally going to grow into the line.

Options if you’ve found roots in your trees:

1. Remove Trees & Roots

(Depending on the severity, you may need to call a professional to remove trees and stop root growth.)

2. Use Sewer Salts or Root Killers

3. Replace Sewer Lines

(The last step and most obvious is replacing your sewer lines. Depending on what your sewer scope inspection shows, you may only have to do some small localized repairs. If that is the case, you are in luck!)

Ultimately sewer line inspections are a good idea for any new home buyer to give a good look at what’s underneath. Getting an inspection will cost tremendously less than what it will cost to repair after the fact (anywhere from $3,00 to $30,00)