We recommend Sewer Scope Inspections of the main sewer line on all homes. We scope from the home to the main city or county line up, to 100 feet, on homes 20 years or older, and homes with large trees in the yard.
Why? Because a tree’s root system is approximately the same size as the tree is above ground. The root system will find and surround the sewer line. It could invade or crush the pipe resulting in blocked drainage of the pipe. This could result in backed up sewage into the home, causing possible damage to the walls, furnace, water heater, furniture, and stored items; anything in the basement or other areas where the sewer line could back up into.