Rush Locates offers no-repair Sewer Scopes for residential and commercial properties. Get a sewer scope for $125 if the location is within our Portland zone. Get a discount when you order a tank search and radon test as the same time with the Homebuyer Inspection Package. Call us today at 503-939-9585 to schedule.

Why should you get a sewer scope in Portland, or the surrounding area, or anywhere?

Getting a sewer scope is a smart choice for any buyer. Scopes can reveal hidden problems with expensive repair costs. A scope cost $125 while a full sewer line replacement can cost $20,000. If there is a major problem it’s best to know before buying and if possible to get the seller to repair any issues.


What is a sewer scope

A sewer scope is an annotated video sewer line inspection. A camera records the condition of the sewer line from the home to the city main.

The process

The technician will find access to the main sewer line. This is usually done via a sewer ‘cleanout’ which people use for cleaning and accessing the sewer line. The cleanout is normally present in the basement or outside the home. In some cases it is in the crawlspace or doesn’t exist.

We can access the sewer line from the main sewer stack on the roof if there is no accessible cleanout. This is usually a 4′ pipe and normally located over the kitchen or bathroom.

If any major mechanical issues are seen in the screen then we will mark that location on the ground for potential sewer repair.

Common problems include sags or bellies where the water is not draining fully. Breaks or disjointments, and root penetration (which will only get worse). Occasionally the video may even feature a rat or two.

Why get a sewer scope in portland?

Sewer repairs can cost up to $20,000 in some cases. So getting a $125 video sewer line inspection during the home inspection period can end up saving you thousands of dollars. The same reason Radon Tests and Tank Sweeps are recommended is because these inspections can uncover problems that would otherwise not be found until you go to sell the house in the future. If you’re interested in scheduling a sewer scope, radon test, and tank search at the same time then give us a call at 503-939-9585.

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