Obtaining a sewer scope can be one of the most cost effective ways to prevent unnecessary future expenses for a new home owner. The simple fact is that sewer lines break over time and new sewer systems in new homes may have been installed incorrectly, so it’s best to figure out if your new home has a problem with its sewer line before you close your real estate transaction. Repairing a sewer line can cost up to $15,000 or more, so it’s critical to get a sewer scope before closing on your purchase agreement. If any issues are found you can negotiate repair costs before it becomes solely your problem. Sellers of a property may not even know that they have a problem, so you would be smart to do your own due diligence by having your own sewer scope done by an unbiased third party like Home Inspections Plus.