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  • drain cleaning rates ?

    what do you folks charge
    hourly or by the job?
    I do
    auguring
    pipe thawing
    light duty jetting
    and visual inspection via pipe camera.

    Thanks Mike

    I have been cleaning drains for about 15 years part time and started my own company 2 years ago.
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    www.appletondrainandsewer.com

    Appleton WI, 54915
    1-920-284-7471

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    Re: drain cleaning rates ?

    hourly and by the job.
    1 hr min. charge then go from there.
    Most clogs I can clear in an hour or less but if it takes longer they pay more
    http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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    • #3
      Re: drain cleaning rates ?

      what do u charge for an hour if I can ask ?
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      Appleton WI, 54915
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      • #4
        Re: drain cleaning rates ?

        the plumbing rate here is around $55 an hour
        I charge $70 for the first hr, then 55 for every hour after that per man if I only use my cable machines. Camera and jetter are extra

        Service call is $50.00 if I just plunger
        Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 03-18-2008, 12:14 PM.
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        • #5
          Re: drain cleaning rates ?

          my rates are $55.00 for a half and $85.00 for and hour, as well as you jetting and camera is extra.
          have you ever had some one who knows what the bill will be and then tells you when it time to pay they will need to post date the check?
          I don't mind as long as they tell me first, but when they tell me after the fact it kind of ticks me off.
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          • #6
            Re: drain cleaning rates ?

            I had that happen once, and the check still bounced! Luckily she sent a money order after I called her up about it.
            I am flatrate.
            Different prices depending on the situation. Your run-of-the-mill sewer stoppage with outside cleanout access is $136 up to 100 feet.

            *edit- BTW, thats cheap for this town. The two hourly rooter companies charge $125-$135/hour. The flatrate rooter company is astronomical, but they still get tons of work!
            Last edited by Service Guy; 03-18-2008, 01:22 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: drain cleaning rates ?

              Yea I get that all the time

              I only have 3 bad checks from last year and 4 "no pay`s"

              I`m getting ready to take the 4 no pays to court

              I give the bad checks to the cops as it`s "theft of service"
              http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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              • #8
                Re: drain cleaning rates ?

                I am flat rate. Have different prices for all types of drain cleaning.
                I will go hourly if its a big job or for commercial properties and or contractors.
                The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

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                • #9
                  Re: drain cleaning rates ?

                  i'm T&M myself, but lately when pressed for a flat rate, i quote $350 per blockage. i add the caveat, "now this is if it takes me 15 minutes or all day." this is based on my regular rates of $75/Service Call, 3 Hrs Labor/$90/Hr, $5/Wax and Bolts if needed.

                  most jobs take from around an hour to 1 1/2. BTW, i've only had 1 taker on the flat rate. that job took 1 1/4 hours and we both were happy.

                  steve
                  In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: drain cleaning rates ?

                    Originally posted by appletondrain View Post
                    what do you folks charge
                    hourly or by the job?
                    I do
                    auguring
                    pipe thawing
                    light duty jetting
                    and visual inspection via pipe camera.

                    Thanks Mike

                    I have been cleaning drains for about 15 years part time and started my own company 2 years ago.
                    Hi appleton,

                    9.5 out of 10 of our jobs are flat rate. In the rare instance a line takes longer than the norm to clear, we go hourly.

                    our MINIMUM charges are:

                    3" up to 6" lines are $175 from an accessible ground level c/o,
                    $225 from a roof vent.

                    1-1/2"-2" lines are $95

                    Additional drains are $50 ea.

                    We usually give a discounted price for a "whole house" job.

                    Of course, ease of access is the name of the game. If it takes me an hour of jocking my equipment or things around, waiting on people or just anything unforeseen, they get charged accordingly.

                    Camera work is $350, 2hr minimum. Each hr after is $175

                    We don't do jetter work. Pipe thawing...well....that's not really a concern in Southern Cal.

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                    • #11
                      Re: drain cleaning rates ?

                      I did really good this winter in Wisconsin. I have had around 150+ plus billable hours in trailer parks this year for pipe thawing
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