Let's talk about Sewer Scopes!

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Let's talk about Sewer Scopes!

You have found a great home and the sellers have accepted your offer. Now you're working with your realtor to set up the Inspection on your future home. Your realtor asks you if you'd like to also have a sewer scope done. Eeewwww!

What a yucky discussion, but necessary. The cost of a sewer scope runs from about $99 to $250. One thing to be aware of is a conflict of interest. If the company doing the sewer scope can also fix any problems, they might have an incentive to exaggerate any problems. So you might want to consider a company that does not also repair the problems.

In my experience, sewer scopes frequently come back A-OK. BUT, if there is a problem, it can be a very expensive problem. Some repairs can run up into the tens of thousands of dollars. And you want it to be the seller's problem and expense, not your problem. So the additional cost for a sewer scope might just be a good insurance policy.

To read Frequently Asked Questions about sewer scopes, click on the blue "Read More" button at the bottom left side of this page.

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