SEWER SCOPE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
3.1. Sewer Scope Inspection
The sewer scope inspector will inspect and video-record:
A. the main or exterior lateral sewer line from a proper cleanout or roof vent stack;
B. record the entire video and provide the video to the client as either an online link or a physical copy;
C. document any and all defects observed in the video inspection; and
D. if a cleanout is not visible or accessible, the inspector will note that in the report.
2. When possible, the sewer scope inspector shall describe:
A. the type of lateral sewer line or pipe materials.
3. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:
A. the presence of visible cracks;
B. the presence of any observed plant or tree root intrusion;
C. the presence of any offset over ¼-inch;
D. the presence of over 1 inch of standing water;
E. the presence of a blockage or restriction;
F. the presence of a crushed line or pipe;
G. the presence of a broken line or pipe;
H. the presence of a separated or disconnected line or pipe;
I. the presence of excessive rust or scale;
J. the presence of an excessive amount of grease;
K. the presence of deteriorated concrete;
L. the presence of an egg-shaped line;
M. the presence of a collapsed line or pipe; and
N. the presence of delamination or deterioration.
4. The inspector is not required to:
A. identify the presence of Orangeburg or Bermico (bituminous fiber pipe).
B. identify the presence of asbestos cement or Transite pipe.