Cost to Clean a Sewer Line

Updated: January 2015

Sewer Drain Cleaning Cost CalculatorZip Code
Lines
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Sewer Line Labor
Direct labor expenses to clean sewer line. Includes planning, job equipment and material acquisition, area preparation, setup and cleanup.
2.4 hours$127.82$160.81
Sewer Line Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 1/3 hp, 115v electric rooter for 3" - 10" diameter pipes.
 $18.00$28.50

Totals - Cost to Clean Sewer Line - 1 Line $145.82$189.31
Average Cost Per Line  $145.82$189.31

Looking for a fast, accurate estimate of the cost to Clean a Sewer Line? This FREE online calculator uses the latest material costs, unit productivity rates and region specific wages to create instant, no-obligation estimates for your Sewer Drain Cleaning project. For a basic 1 line project in zip code 47474, the cost to Clean a Sewer Line averages $145.82 - $189.31 per line - but costs in your area will vary. To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "items" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Clean a Sewer Line - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Sewer Drain Cleaning, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Sewer Drain Cleaning jobs.

The cost estimate does not include:

  • Unless explicitly noted in the description of work, this Sewer Drain Cleaning estimate does NOT include costs for relocating, repairing, modifying or enhancing existing structural, HVAC, electrical, ventilation and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Sewer Drain Cleaning. Add 11% to 19% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Clean a Sewer Line - References


Sewer Drain Cleaning - Average Cost Per Line

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Sewer Drain Cleaning: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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