December 01, 2016
The Holidays can wreak havoc on your home’s drain lines. From holiday foods being carelessly thrown down your drains to guests abusing your water appliances, there are lots of reasons you might find your drains a little slow these days.
And now you might be wondering if you need a sewer line inspection. So how much would that cost you?
Well, a sewer inspection in Florida can cost anywhere from $150 to $800. But the average cost is around $350. Some plumbers may charge a flat fee for the job, but most will charge according to various factors.
We’ll take a look at some of the factors that affect the cost of a Florida sewer inspection. But first, let’s look at some of the reasons you might need a camera inspection in the first place.
Camera inspections are incredibly helpful for plumbers; they give them X-ray vision to see inside your drains. But when exactly is that service worth the cost?
Situations in which a camera inspection is worth the cost (and can actually save you lots of $) include:
When you have a clogged drain and call a plumber, they’ll usually attempt to clear the pipe with a drain auger. A drain auger, also called a “plumber’s snake”, is basically a long, flexible tool with a sharp, rotating head that breaks up clogs.
When this snake-like tool can’t do the job, the plumber can use a camera inspection to determine how far down the clog is and which tool might be best for the job.
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Homeowners are responsible for their home’s sewer lines up until it connects with the city’s main sewer line. But here’s the thing: standard home inspections don’t include checking the conditions of the home’s piping system.
So, if you’re a smart home buyer you’ll invest in a sewer inspection so that you can make an educated decision when it comes to whether or not you’ll buy a home.
Some expensive piping problems that a camera inspection can catch include:
If you’re thinking about adding onto your home and that addition includes new plumbing appliances, you’ll first want to get permits from your city. But then, you’d be wise to get a camera inspection of your pipes.
Why? Well, a camera inspection can show you the current condition of your main sewer line and tell you whether or not it can handle additional secondary lines and increased water traffic.
If your drains seem to clog often, you probably have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. A camera inspection allows the plumber to detect where there might be problem areas in your piping (such as tree roots) and can offer professional advice to fix any issues.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems, your mind’s probably already wandered back to that whole price thing. So, let’s take a closer look at what you might be expected to pay for this service.
The majority of plumbers determine the price of a sewer inspection based on various factors. Some of those factors include:
If you’ve determined that you’ll need a sewer inspection, we’re here to help. View our Florida Service Area.
Just contact us with the details and we’ll respond right away with a fair quote.