Homebuying Tip: Get a Sewer Scope Inspection

So far in this week’s poll more people have indicated a preference for homes built before 1940 than any of the other options.

If you’re shopping for older homes, in addition to your regular inspection, you should really get a sewer scope done as well. A sewer scope is exactly what it sounds like. They send a long cable camera with a light down your drain all the way to the city sewer to find any problems like roots growing through or cracks in your sewer line.

Since the home we bought was built in 1920, we had a sewer scope done. You can check our sewer scope out right here if you’re interested (it’s not as disgusting as you might expect):

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.