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Question DetailsAsked on 2/19/2017

I need to find a good plumber to install a clean out line at my property, I live in Santa Clara CA

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Sewer Cleaning is the Search the List category to find well-rated aqnd reviewed Plumbers and Sewer/Drain Cleaning companies with the equipment to do this. Available to any member - paid or free subscription.

You can find a large number of previous questions about sewer issues, types of cleaning and issues with each (snaking, routing, jetting), some ballpark cost info, and questions with ballpark costs on spot sewer repairs if it turns out you have a damaged spot in the line.

Also some discussions on choosing a vendor who can bring his sewer camera (color MUCH to be preferred) - many will not charge for bringing it if not needed but VERY useful to have on site if a major blockage or line damage is encountered in the cleaning out, and cheaper than having him come back with camera another time if needed. BUT you need to arrange for them to bring it with them - many services have several trucks but not a camera for each one (they are pricey) so for a normal sewer blockage call they may not bring it with them unless pre-arranged.


Oh darn - reread it,, and you are looking for a sewer CLEANOUT installation, not a cleaning - well, PLUMBING would be your primary Search the List category - but many Sewer and Drain companies also do that. When calling, assuming you are talking an outside cleanout (usually about 3 feet outside the foundation) be sure the estimate includes digging the hole to access the problem - some companies want you to arrange for the excavation and backfilling so you might be talking apples to oranges with different vendors. Bit more expensive but simpler if THEY arrange and coordinate the excavation - that way you are not paying for possible false callouts or standby time while one contractor waits on the other.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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