For real estate agents, a sewer line inspection plays an important part in many cities. Since they are starting to ask for the sewer lateral condition. Not all cities require a water line inspection, however as a potential buyer of a property it is strongly recommended to have the sewer lateral video and inspection completed by a licensed contractor.
A sewer line inspection, by video, would not only check the condition of the pipe, but also identify the type of pipe. Along with many other possible issues that can occur. Such as shifting of the ground, damage due to home renovation and possible hazards (i.e. undiscovered past earthquake damage).