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By ProMatcher Staff



Sewer Line Cleaning: How Much Should You Pay?

The average cost of sewer line cleaning nationwide is about $215 per visit. Several factors will influence the cost of your project. Use the article below to get a better idea of how much you should end up spending. You can also research average prices in your zip code with our Septic Services Cost Report.

1. Where do you live? Your geographic location will play a role in determining the cost of the cleanout. The price of labor, in particular, is typically higher in urban areas. The amount of travel time required to get to your home may also factor into the cost. If you live outside of the contractor’s normal service area, you should expect to pay a little extra for any services.


2. Is this an emergency? If you need the plumber to come to your home on short notice, this may increase the cost. Trips made outside of normal business hours (after 5 pm and on weekends) can be very expensive.

3. Is a video sewer inspection included? In order to identify the cause of the blockage, your contractor may recommend a video inspection of your sewer line. The camera is helpful for uncovering the exact location of the blockage. It may also uncover other potential issues, such as root intrusion or corrosion.

4. How severe is the clog? Most minor issues can be taken care of with a snake (or auger). For more serious issues, the plumber may need to use a high-powered hose to remove the blockage. In most cases, it will cost more to remove a major obstruction than it would to take of a minor blockage.

5. How long is the sewer line? If you have an exceptionally long sewer line, the plumber may require special equipment to reach the clog. Most plumbers will have the necessary equipment to reach a clog that is less than 75 feet away. Anything longer than 75 feet may increase the cost of cleaning.

6. Is the sewer line broken or damaged? In some cases, cleaning may not be enough to solve your sewer problem. Your plumber may recommend that you repair (or even replace) the existing sewer line. Replacing your sewer line is a major project that can cost several thousand dollars. For more information about the cost, check out our article on sewer line replacement.

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