Sewer and Drain Specialists

Sewer Inspection & Audits

You might wonder, “Do I need a sewer line inspection before buying a house?” The answer is yes. Sewer inspection and audits should be a mandatory part of your house inspection checklist. When considering what inspections to get when buying a house, do not overlook the sewer line.


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What We Check For

Signs of Damage


Low Areas: Also known as a ‘belly,’ these low areas can collect water and solid waste, causing poor flow through the pipe and leading to backups and damage to the pipe as it sags further.

Offsets & Broken Joints

Offsets: On some older piping, sections in the piping can separate, causing an offset in the piping to occur. Solid waste may not clear this offset, and wastewater will seep into the surrounding soil, causing further settlement and eventual breakdown of the piping.

Roots & Collapsed Pipes

Tree Roots: Small gaps in sections of piping can allow tree roots to enter the sewer line. As the roots grow, the pipe can break and crack, requiring repair. Minor tree root intrusion can be rooted and cleared on a regular basis with minimal or no significant pipe damage. Assessing the amount of root intrusion is part of a sewer scope inspection.


Pipe Collapse: If extreme root intrusion has occurred, or significant soil settlement has occurred around the area due to offsets or a low area, complete pipe collapse can occur, requiring full excavation and repair of the sewer line. While rare, this condition can be assessed as part of a sewer scope inspection.

Contact Sewer Renewal Specialists

When we think about what a sewer line goes through daily, it’s easy to understand why sewer inspection and audits are necessary for the health of your pipes and your home. Catch any sewer line problems early before they turn into bigger problems, requiring a break from use of your sewer line. Contact Sewer Renewal Specialists today, and let’s get your sewer line inspected, so you can have peace of mind and an efficient sewer and drainage system. Call us at 503-212-4899.

Quality Sewer and Drain Repair

Sewer Renewal Specialists is a leader in sewer and drain repair in the greater Portland metro area. If you have sewer problems, we have solutions!