November 16, 2016
If you’ve spotted some signs that you need sewer line cleaning, you’re probably wondering how much this will cost you.
Well, on average, drain cleaning in Colorado costs anywhere from $100 to $500.
Some factors that affect the price include:
Let’s take a closer look at these factors.
In general, a clog in the main sewer line is more expensive to remove than a clog in a secondary line. That’s because a main sewer line clog is farther down in the piping system and affects more than one fixture.
So how do you know where your clog is?
Well, if turning on a faucet or flushing the toilet causes sewage to back up into your showers, drains or other water fixtures, you most likely have a clog in the main sewer line.
The severity and location of a clog as well as the pipe conditions determine which of the following 3 tools your plumber will need to use:
An auger is a snake-like motorized tool that spins non-stop to break up clogs. It’s considered the first line of defense against simple clogs in secondary drains. Usually, if the clog can be removed with an auger, no additional services are needed.
A draining auger removing tree roots from inside the sewer line.
If the auger fails to break through a clog, plumbers can turn to a camera inspection to determine how far down and severe the clog is then using a “jetter” to break through it. A jetter can break up severe clogs using high-pressured water jetting to blast through even the toughest “FOG clogs” (fat, oil and/or grease clogs).
Video inspections are primarily used to locate severe clogs farther down in drain lines before a plumber uses a jetter. But they can also be used after drain cleaning services to verify that a pipe is completely cleared.
Sometimes, plumbers use video camera line inspections to identify a pipe’s current conditions or potential problems a drain could have. Reasons you may need a camera line inspection include:
The harder a clog is to reach, the more expensive the job will be. For example, if your plumber has to squeeze through a crawl space to get the job done or if they need to remove a toilet, the price goes up.
If your project requires other plumbing work and labor, you’ll be responsible for the cost of additional materials and labor.
Some examples of additional labor include:
For your convenience, you can request an appointment in one of two ways: