SEWER SCOPE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
i. A sewer scope inspection is not technically exhaustive.
ii. A sewer scope inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects.
iii. This Standards of Practice applies to properties with four or fewer residential units.
i. The sewer scope inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions.
ii. The sewer scope inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
The inspector is not required to:
remove or pull toilets to access the main or lateral sewer line.
move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to: throw rugs, carpeting, wall coverings, boxes, furniture, ceiling tiles, window coverings, equipment, plants, ice, debris, snow, or anything else that might restrict the sewer scope inspection.
climb a roof to access a sewer vent pipe if deemed unsafe by the inspector.
enter or access any area or do anything that may, in the inspector's opinion, be unsafe or dangerous to him/herself or others, or damage property.
enter crawlspaces or other areas that may be unsafe or not readily accessible.
locate and/or mark any defect observed in the sewer scope video.
provide the length of the main or lateral sewer line to the municipality’s or HOA’s tap or septic tank.
scope or inspect underfloor or in-house portions of the building drain or sewer system.
give correction, replacement or repair cost estimates.