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Don't Get Stuck With Expensive Sewer Line Repairs!

Are you in the process of purchasing a home, or own a home? Do you want to make sure that you don’t end up with expensive sewer problems down the road? If so, then it is important for you to get a professional sewer scope inspection. Sewer Camera Inspections are exclusively offered as add-ons to home and commercial inspections. 

We Use Professional Cameras

At Trademark Inspection Services, we use cutting-edge technology and our expertise to provide detailed sewer camera inspections and ensure your lateral Sewer line is free from issues. With this service, you can avoid costly repairs and have peace of mind when it comes to your property’s main sewer lateral line.

We are Experienced  and Certified

The sewer scope inspection process is not difficult, but it does require a professional and experienced technician. During the inspection, our technicians will place a small camera into your lateral sewer line to get an up-close look at its condition and  potential problems that may exist. This allows us to identify issues before they become more serious and costly repairs are needed.

What's In Your Sewer Line?

This is a snippet from one of our recent sewer scope inspections.

Should I Have A Sewer Scope Performed?

When Purchasing a Home – When you are purchasing a home it is a wise investment to have a sewer scope inspection performed. Though water is run during the home inspection, clogs and other issues won’t show themselves until solids are introduced into the system and sometimes not for months after you move in.

As a Homeowner – Obviously if you are having issues with backups of your sewer or slow drains. But, it is also a good idea to have a sewer scope inspection performed every 5 years as part of your routine maintenance. Remember small problems are fixed more easily and usually at a cheaper cost.

What About New Construction? Absolutely, you should have a sewer scope inspection on a new construction home. New construction homes have some unique issues when it comes to the sewer line.

  • Construction debris such as drywall mud and small pieces of wood can get put down drain lines.
  • Lines can become separated during the back filling of the trench in which they were placed.
  • Bellies can occur due to reckless back filling of the sewer line trench.

Who Is Responsible?

Trademark Inspection Services, LLC Explains who is responsible for a Sewer Line

Common problems found During Sewer Scope Inspection

  • Low Areas: also known as a ‘belly’, these low areas can collect water and solid waste, causing poor flow through the pipe and can lead to back-up and damage to the pipe as it sags further.
  • Tree Roots: small gaps in sections of piping can allow tree roots to enter the sewer line. As the roots grow, the pipe can break and crack, requiring repair. Minor tree root intrusion can be rooted and cleared on a regular basis, with minimal or no significant pipe damage. Assessing the amount of root intrusion is part of a sewer scope inspection.
  • Debris: Occasionally construction debris or other items can become lodged in the sewer line, preventing the flow of waste through the pipe.
  •  Pipe Collapse: if extreme root intrusion has occurred or significant soil settlement has occurred around the area due to offsets or a low area, complete pipe collapse can occur, requiring full excavation and repair of the sewer line. While rare, this condition can be assessed as part of a sewer scope inspection.
  • Offsets: on some older piping, sections in the piping can separate, causing an offset in the piping to occur. Solid waste may not clear this offset, and wastewater will seep into the surrounding soil, causing further settlement and eventual breakdown of the piping.

Common Sewer Line Defects

A Sewer Scope Inspection Can Find Hidden Sewer Line Defects

Qualified and Certified!

All inspectors at Trademark Inspection Services hold certifications from the most recognized organizations in the field and are dedicated to ongoing education, ensuring that every inspection is completed to the highest standard. 

Trademark Inspection Services, LLC is InterNACHI Sewer Scope Certified
Trademark Inspection Services, LLC Offers Certified Master Inspectors
Trademark Inspection Services is Certified by The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA)
Trademark Inspection Services, LLC offers Certified Professional Inspectors
Trademark Inspection Services, LLC is Certified Residential Thermography
Trademark Inspection Services, LLC is Certified Through the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants
NAMP - Certified Mold Inspector

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Our Service Area

We proudly serve the following Michigan Counties, Cities and Surrounding Areas:

Frequently Asked Property Inspection Questions

Yes, Trademark Inspection Services provides inspections 7 days a week to better serve you

That depends on the size of the home, the age of the home, and how many things are being found a good rule of thumb is to allow at least three hours.

Yes, we encourage everyone involved to be present during a home inspection, or mold inspection. Not only will we be investigating the current condition of the home but will also be giving many tips on how to maintain the home.

We tend to book out between 5 and 10 days however we know time is a factor and the inspection needs to be done sooner than that. In those cases we do everything possible to fit your inspection in, as long as it doesn’t make it so the inspector will have to rush anyone’s inspection.

In general a home inspection is not a pass or fail test. The home inspection will detail any major or minor issues with the home, highlight the positives, and teach you to maintain the home in the future. From there you can discuss with your Realtor if the “Dollars Make Cents” to move forward with the home or what other options you may have for the next steps.

Though our inspectors don’t have a crystal ball to determine exactly when the roof will need replacing. Your inspector can usually give you a good idea if the roof is close to end of life.

What a Great Question! In general a home inspection does not determine the value of the home. We recommend reading our blog What is The Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal.

Thank You Heroes

Trademark home inspection, LLC offers a heros dicount for police, fire, first-responders, military, and educators

Trademark Inspection Services proudly supports our heroes by offering our $25 Hero Discount. From police, fire, and military to educators, and rescue workers, we thank you for all that you do.