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07 Jul

What Is The Cost of Sewer Clean Out Services?

Over time, the sewer line of a home can gets clogged from blockages caused by grease and other household items.  It can also get clogged from encroaching shrub and tree root systems.  No matter what the cause, if blockages in a sewer line are neglected, it can lead to more serious problems and costly repairs. Although there is a wide range of products that were specifically designed to unblock simple drain clogs, a clogged sewer line often requires the experience and skills of a commercial sewage cleaning service or a professional plumber from Anytime Plumbing of Santa Cruz.

Why is regular cleaning of a sewer line so important?

Most homeowners realize the importance of their sewer line and keeping it working properly.  Those of you who’ve had problems with theirs know how frustrating any kind of back-up or clog can be to cope with.  When a sewer line gets blocked or clogged, human waste and water can back up into the bathtub, shower, sinks, and toilets of your home.  Although it can be a hassle, there are options for fixing the problem that everyone should be aware of such as scheduling regular sewer drain and sewer line cleanouts.

How much does it cost to clean out a sewer line?

Clogged sewer lines are not uncommon and can be very problematic.  In many cases, they result in additional cleanup and repair costs if neglected.  Additionally, the cost that Anytime Plumbing charges to clean or clear out a sewer line will vary based on the following factors:

  • where the blockage is located and accessibility to it
  • the severity of the blockage
  • method used to unclog the line
  • condition of the sewer line (the need for repairs)
  • the plumber’s hourly rate
  • if it’s an emergency cleanout (performed during off hours)

Taking the above factors into consideration, a sewer cleaning can range from $150 to $200 on the low end up to $450 or more.  In the more severe cases that require digging and replacing part of the line, the cost can run as high as $4,000 or more. However, if you are looking for a custom quote, please give us a call. We’d be glad to be of service.

What are the methods that professionals use to clean a sewer line?

In order to remove an obstruction in a sewer line and unclog it, Anytime Plumbing of Santa Cruz may rely on a number of different methods and tools.  This includes chemical treatments, hydro jetting, rodding or snaking, and repairing or replacing of the line.  The following will give you a breakdown of the different methods used by sewer line cleaning services and the price range for each as well as the cost to repair or replace the line, and plumber labor rates throughout the US:

DescriptionPrice range
chemical treatments$5 to $300
hydro jetting$350 to $600
rodding or snaking$100 to $250
sewer line repair or replacement$1,000 to $7,500
plumber labor rates$40 to $150 per hour

What’s included in the sewer cleaning service?

Cleaning a sewer line encompasses a number of services that includes locating the blockage, identifying the type of clog, and removing it.  The typical service call will involve answering questions regarding any debris you’re aware of, location of the back-up, and if you’ve noticed any odors or smells.  At that point the professional will locate your home’s sewer cleanout.  This is the easiest access to your sewer line.

From there, they will use either an auger or hydro jet to try and clean out the line.  Once the process is complete, they will conduct a test to ensure the clog has been removed.  If they were successful in removing the clog, it will be immediately apparent that the line is unobstructed.  Furthermore, there should be no gurgling sounds or any evidence of standing water in the drain. Our team of plumbing and sewer cleaning experts work efficiently with minimum damage to the surrounding area and leave it as clean as possible. This ensures that there is no extra work for you after they leave.

Are all sewer cleaning services reputable and trustworthy?

Unfortunately, the industry has recently been tainted by sewer line replacement scams including non-existent issues that need to be repaired, overcharging, and unnecessary line replacement.  Since establishing our business, Anytime Plumbing has been committed to providing the highest quality plumbing services possible and meeting or exceeding the expectations of the client. If you are looking for a no-obligation, free quote on your sewer cleanout services, call us today.

To learn more about our company and our extensive line of plumbing services, contact Anytime Plumbing at your earliest convenience.

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