What Is A Sewer Scope?

A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank.

Sewer-scoping a line can reveal blockages, damage to the pipe system, and other problems at your home inspection. Sewer scopes provide vital information for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of. A sewer scope inspection can be critical to identifying and confirming these problems, which must be addressed immediately. Scoping can save you, the homebuyer, thousands of dollars down the road.

Who Does Our Scopes?

We have a partnership with a local service provider who is able to do the sewer scope the day of the inspection. You’ll typically know the findings the same day, and also receive a video of the scope 24-48 hours later. You’ll know immediately of any blockage that would necessitate cleaning out of the sewer line which then can be discussed with your agent and added to the addendum for discussion with the seller.

When you schedule a home inspection, simply ask for a sewer scope. For an additional $199 (discounted from the cost of a sewer scope on its own), you’ll get a thorough sewer scope. You’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing what shape your main sewer line is in.


Our team is ready to serve you in both Central Iowa and Northern Iowa.