Repairing or replacing the main sewer line can potentially be the most expensive repair ever made to a home. Costs are often $15-20,000.00! Homebuyers should consider this when purchasing a home. They also need to know that inspecting the main sewer line is not included in a standard home inspection and typically requires a sewer scope inspection. Consult your real estate professional to guide whether your potential new home should have a sewer line inspection. Schedule Your Minneapolis Home Inspection today!


Minneapolis Home Inspections | Thompson Inspections | Minneapolis MN And, what exactly constitutes a sewer line inspection? A sewer line inspection (sewer scope) is a specialized piece of equipment that sends a camera into your main sewer line to look for any damaged/separated pipes or other causes for concern, such as cracks, clogs, or roots growing into the system. During a sewer scope inspection, the camera will slowly move through the system and record the journey, documenting any issues along the way.

A good candidate for a sewer scope is a home that is 20+ years old, has trees in the front yard, and has a new cleanout cap. It may be an indication of a past sewer line problem. If the homeowner has not repaired or corrected the line, problems may return in short order. (In a newer home, evidence that the sewer line has settled may indicate a problem.) If the home is more recent than 20 years old, issues are less likely.


Thompson Inspections can offer sewer line inspections. When scheduling your home inspection, we can typically have the sewer camera available at the assessment. Upon completion, you will receive a full report with a video detailing your sewer line’s condition.

Camera Inspections, (up to 150ft.) $178.00 (Sewer lines over 150ft. add $22.00 per 50ft. inspected)

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Minneapolis, MN is among the best places to grow up and grow old. We can’t blame the Minneapolitans. Having been ranked second most charitable state and the second-highest rate of volunteerism, Minnesota boasts its well-rounded advantages of people-centric opportunities for job and business growth, education, recreation, and real estate. 

While residents enjoy the big Minneapolis city amenities with a historic atmosphere, good food, the beautiful shades of green along lakes and rivers, and outdoor adventures all year round, you too can get ahead of the game when you hire a professional home inspector at Thompson Inspections. If you’re one to choose to move to a place packed with green space and a big city vibe combined, Thompson Inspections will help make your home buying decision an easy and most informed one.

Thompson Inspections has licensed and certified home inspectors who understand the significance of home investment, so each property we evaluate is performed with great care, attention to detail, and unparalleled value as we would to our own. Serving the Minneapolis metropolitan area and surrounding metro counties, our home inspection services have been sought for by numerous satisfied clients for years.

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