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Do Seattle homes need a Sewer Scope with the Home Inspection?

Sewer scope finds broken line on this Seattle area home:

Mid Century nestled in one of Seattle's great neighborhoods, this rambler charmer has all the luxuries of an updated home, yet the charm of the 1950s. Hardwood floors, wooded vaulted ceilings, IKEA kitchen and bathrooms, large master bedroom, good sized bedrooms. The sale failed due to sewer scope inspection see attached doc's icon


Just added to the form 35 inspection addendum in 2014 for the State of Washington

Inspection Addendum (Form 35)

Form 35 will be revised to clarify that the inspection may only be conducted by the buyer, a licensed home inspector, or a person exempt from licensing (e.g. engineer, architect, licensed electrician, licensed plumber, licensed pest inspector, etc.) There is no exemption for general contractors in the inspector license law (RCW 18.280). In addition, Paragraph 1 will include the option to allow a buyer to conduct an inspection of the sewer system, which may include a video inspection and require the inspector to remove toilets or other fixtures. Please note that Form 35 requires that the buyer restore the property to the same condition as it was prior to the inspection and makes the buyer responsible for any damage to the property resulting from the inspection. These same revisions will also be made to the Pre-Inspection Agreement (Form 35P).
Our sewer camera inspections include ground location, complete computer-generated report along with online video access of the sewer lines inspected. This is a valuable service for not only older homes in the Seattle area yet even newer homes in the Bellevue area where tree growth caused much damage to the side sewer lines. Know before you buy, call us today 425.608.9553