Expert Sewer Line, Septic System Inspection Services for Homebuyers & Sellers

Sewer lines and Septic Systems are an often-overlooked element of a property, but malfunctioning sewer and septic systems can cause extensive damage to a home. Wastewater backups can promote mold growth, reduce air quality, and damage floors, walls, appliances, and much more inside a home.

Optima Home Inspections provides high-quality sewer line inspection services for buyers and sellers. Our professional inspections reliably diagnose sewer line damage so customers can restore optimal performance to their plumbing systems.

person pointing on a monitor sewer camera inspection

Sewer Camera Inspections to Diagnose Damage

Clogs, invading tree roots, corrosion and debris can cause blockages and cracks in underground sewer lines. To efficiently locate sewer line damage, Optima Home Inspections relies on a state-of-the-art sewer camera. We carefully insert the camera into a sewer line through a small entry hole. As the camera maneuvers through the sewer line, it sends recorded footage to our = home inspector. Without having to dig trenches through your property, Optima Home Inspections can quickly and reliably assess the condition of your sewer line and pinpoint deteriorating pipes.

Not every home inspector is qualified to offer sewer line inspection services, but Optima Home Inspections has the training, innovative equipment and modern techniques to effectively locate sewer line issues. We are proud of the many accomplishments and recognitions we’ve received, including:

Licensed New York State Home Inspector.
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) trained and certified.
Association of Certified Home Inspectors membership.
American Home Inspection Training Institute (AHIT) trained and certified.
Additionally, Optima Home Inspections has been a General Contractor since 1980 and is currently a member of the Dutchess County Board of Realtors, Inc. We have the industry experience and expertise homeowners need for dependable and professional sewer line inspections.

Schedule a Professional Sewer Line or Septic System Inspection

Don’t ignore the value of a fully functioning plumbing system. Call Optima Home Inspections at 845-210-9930 or use our convenient online schedule now button to schedule your sewer line, and/or septic system inspection or just to learn more about our services.

Sewer/Septic Line Inspection

Unfortunately, people tend to neglect their sewer lines, despite their potential to be detrimental to your health and your pockets. Mold development, decreased air quality, and structural damage to floors, walls, and appliances are just some of the many problems that may result from a sewage backlog.

Optima Home Inspections provides high-quality sewer line inspection services that could save you a lot of money. Our team of experts can accurately and efficiently identify any issues with your sewer line plumbing, enabling you to quickly get your plumbing into perfect condition.

person pointing on a monitor sewer camera inspection

What Is A Sewer Line Inspection? 

A sewer line inspection examines the interior of a building’s sewer pipes from the basement clean-out into the street. A septic system inspection exto identify any potential issues such as blockages, cracks, or other damage. Our team uses specialized equipment like our sewer scope to perform this essential service.

There are several reasons why a drainage inspection may be necessary. One common reason is to identify the cause of a clogged or slow-moving sewer line. That can be caused by a variety of factors, such as tree roots growing into the pipes, debris buildup, or collapsed pipes. A sewer inspection can help to pinpoint the exact location and cause of the problem, allowing for more targeted repairs.

Another reason you may need a sewer inspection is to identify potential issues before they become major problems. For example, suppose a sewer line is showing signs of wear and tear. In that case, an inspection can help identify the extent of the damage and determine if repairs or replacements are necessary. This can save homeowners and building managers significant time and money in the long run.

You can get your sewer line inspection as part of your home or building inspection prior to purchase, identifying any potential issues with the sewer system. This allows the buyer to make an informed decision about the property.

How Expensive Are Sewer Damages In New York?

Sewer damage can be a costly issue for New York homeowners. The cost of repairs will vary depending on the damage’s extent, the problem’s location, and the type of repairs needed.

One of the most common causes of sewer damage is tree root infiltration. When tree roots grow into a building’s sewer pipes, they can cause blockages and even damage the pipes. Removing tree roots from a sewer line can cost a few hundred dollars, depending on the severity of the problem. However, if the tree roots have caused significant damage to the pipes, replacing the entire sewer line may be necessary.

Another common cause of sewer damage is debris buildup. If debris such as grease, hair, or foreign objects build up in the pipes, it can cause blockages and slow-moving drains. Clearing these blockages can cost hundreds of dollars, depending on the location and severity of the problem.

If a sewer line collapses or becomes damaged, it must be repaired or replaced. The cost of this repair will depend on the damage’s extent, the problem’s location, and whether the repair or replacement can be done through a trenchless method or if excavation is needed. 

Booking a drainage system inspection can help you avoid thousands of dollars in potential costs for repair or replacement work.

How Does A Sewer Line Inspection Work?

Here at Optima Home Inspections, we do something called a sewer camera inspection to identify any issues that may be occurring in your pipes.

The process involves running a small camera, mounted on a flexible rod, into the pipes through an access point such as a cleanout or the toilet. The camera, called a sewer scope, is equipped with a light source that allows our home inspectors to see the inside of your pipes in fine detail.

The home inspector using the sewer scope will carefully navigate the camera through the pipes while viewing a live feed of your pipes on a monitor, allowing them to identify potential issues such as blockages, cracks, or other damage. Our home inspector may also take still images or videos of the pipes inside, which you can use for documentation.

The main benefits of using a scope and doing a sewer camera inspection instead of excavation are that it saves time and money and produces minimal property damage. It also gives you photographic evidence of your issues, which may be useful for you in the future.

Our Qualifications

Optima Home Inspections promises an accurate and thorough drainage inspection where we accurately identify any issues with your pipes. When we say we’re the best person for the job, it’s not just talking. We have the qualifications to match.

  • Licensed New York State Home Inspector.
  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) trained and certified
  • Association of Certified Home Inspectors membership
  • American Home Inspection Training Institute (AHIT) trained and certified
  • Optima Home Inspections has been a General Contractor since 1980 

 

We have the industry experience, and expertise homeowners need for a dependable and professional sewer line inspection.

Who Should Get A Sewer or Septic Inspection?

Virtually anyone could benefit from a regular sewer inspection, but if you fit into these categories, you may want to make this service a priority.

If you are experiencing problems with your sewer system, such as slow-moving drains, clogged toilets, or sewage backups, a sewer inspection can help to identify the cause of the problem and determine the best course of action for repairs.

A sewer inspection can be an important part of the home-buying process. It can identify potential issues with the sewer system, allowing the buyer to make an informed decision about the property. This can also be beneficial for the seller, allowing them to address any issues before putting the property on the market.

Regular sewer inspections can help property managers maintain the integrity and functionality of their building’s sewer system, preventing major issues, minimizing tenants’ disruption, and saving money in the long run.

Commercial properties may have more complex sewer systems than residential properties, so regular inspections are even more important. A sewer inspection can identify issues such as blockages or damage that may impact the property’s functionality and can help prevent costly downtime.

If you’re planning to make changes to your home or building, such as adding a new bathroom or kitchen. It’s important to ensure that your sewer system can accommodate the additional waste and water flow. A sewer inspection can help to identify any potential issues or limitations in the existing sewer system and help to ensure that the changes will not cause problems in the future.

Areas We Serve

We are committed to providing Hudson Valley and Connecticut homeowners with the best sewer line inspections. We proudly service communities in New York state and beyond:

  • Brewster
  • Carmel
  • East Fishkill
  • Fishkill
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hyde Park
  • Kingston
  • Lagrangeville
  • Middletown
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Serving Dutchess, Orange, New Fairfield, Putnam, Ulster, Westchester Counties

Contact us at 845-210-9930 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a drainage system inspection.