You Need A Sewer Scope Inspection!

Minneapolis Home Inspections | Thompson Inspections | Minneapolis MN

Real estate agents and clients have asked us to add Sewer Scope Inspections to our family of home-buying inspection services. Thompson Inspections has heard you and is excited to announce that, effective immediately, Sewer Scope Inspections are now available for our clients.

Who needs a sewer scope inspection?

The right answer to this question is EVERYONE buying a home, whether it’s new or old. There are many reasons, but the obvious reason is that the only way to know if a sewer line is in good working condition is after a camera inspection. Many buyers never think of a sewer scope inspection because it’s really, out of sight and out of mind. And they need to realize the homeowner is responsible for any repairs or replacement required, typically to the city sewer line into the street! This crucial portion of every home’s plumbing system can be an extremely expensive problem if there are clogs, cracks, or damage in the sewer line. Homes over 20 years old are very susceptible to issues that have developed. But new homes can have problems too! With unglued piping and crushed or separated sections from the construction, these types of issues are found.

Are sewer scope repairs expensive?

Yes!! Sewer scope repairs can be one of the most expensive repairs made to a home, with costs often $10,000 – $15,000 for a typical in-yard repair and costs exceeding $20,000 – $25,000 if the repair needs to be accessed from the street portion!

What is a sewer scope inspection?

The sewer scope inspection is a video recording of the main pipeline that leads from the house to the publicly owned main sewer scope or septic tank. The inspection will inform you of the pipe’s condition, if the pipe is root-infested, if there are cracks, breaks, or obstructions in the line, and any other damage.

How much does the sewer scope inspection cost?

Our sewer scope inspections are priced at $195.00 for an inspection of up to 150LF. Different distances are measured per 50LF and are an additional $35.00 per 50ft section. This small fee for a sewer scope inspection done during your home inspection contingency will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. If there are problems, you can negotiate them with the seller. If there are no problems, you can have peace of mind.