Plumbing Scope or Nope?

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Here's the scenario: 

Relatively new construction (less than 7 years) and the property has several mature trees close to the home. The trees have recently been pruned (this year) but I know that they had been unmanaged for the last 15-20 years as the previous property owner was an out of state company. As I don't know enough about plumbing and new construction, I am unclear as to whether those issues would have been fully dealt with when they rebuilt or is there likely to be some old lines still in use. The previous home on the site had been completely leveled to build a larger one. If you were looking to buy such a property, would you have a plumbing scope done?

It wouldn't make sense to rebuild & re-use the old outdated sewer hookups, in fact up here 'code' would not allow it on a complete new build.

BUT if it is in fact hooked into the old system (& speaking from experience),

 I would definitely scope the sewer for breaks & tree roots.

Yep, that was the kind of "swamp thing" mess my ex and I found on an older house we had purchased when we had a scope done so I wasn't sure how much of that is eliminated with newer work. Thanks Pat!

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