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218 Inspect follows InterNACHI's Sewer Scope Inspection SOP

By Frank Lundeen - 218 Inspect Home Inspections  

As an InterNACHI Certified Sewer Scope Inspector, 218 Inspect follows InterNACHI's Sewer Scope Inspector SOP.  For the full scoop on 218 Inspect's Sewer Scoping Inspection services, CLICK HERE.  Check out all of the details on the SOP below:

InterNACHI's Sewer Scope Inspection Standards of Practice

1. Definitions and Scope

1.1.  A sewer scope inspection is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line (referred to by plumbing codes as the “building sewer”) from the house at or near the foundation to the municipality’s or HOA’s tap or septic tank, performed for a fee.  The purpose of a sewer scope is to discover and report defects that are visible in the lateral sewer line that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector, as defined by these Standards; the scope will typically also identify the material used for the lateral sewer line. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.

1.2.  A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.  The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

1.3.  A sewer scope inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within the system and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations.

The sewer scope inspection report will outline and define the portions of the sewer line that were inspected and indicate any areas that were not inspected, the reason they were not inspected, and general statements of what is commonly included and excluded during the sewer scope inspection.

2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions

2.1.  Limitations

2.2.   Exceptions

2.3.  Exclusions 

The inspector is not required to:

3. Standards of Practice 

3.1. Sewer Scope Inspection

1. The sewer scope inspector will inspect and video-record:

2. When possible, the sewer scope inspector shall describe:

3. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

4. The inspector is not required to:


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