Mainline Inspection Services Pricing

The rate for a single standard video inspection* from one easily accessible entry point is a non-hourly flat rate of $325** with no additional charge for report preparation. This cost includes the inspection itself; a surface locate of the line; a digital report, which incorporates photos and video of the examination; and a detailed report summary.

Inspection Pricing

*Standard Video Inspection $325

Additional Inspections (If located at the same property)

Inspections that require relocation to one or more additional access points—due to extreme length or any other issues/circumstances with the pipe—will be considered additional inspections.

Short Line (Up to 25 linear feet) $75
Medium Line (25 to 50 linear feet) $125
Long Line (Greater than 50 linear feet) $225
Storm Line Inspection (Requiring additional labor/equipment) $425
Consulting Fee (separate service) $100

**Tech Fee: A 2.6% fee will be applied to payments made by credit card
2.6% of total

In addition to requests for additional inspections, unforeseeable issues with the pipe and/or access can possibly increase the cost of the inspection. The most common additional costs are caused by additional labor and materials required to inspect lines lacking easily accessible cleanouts/entry points.

Additional Labor and Materials

Remove (drill out) and replace PVC cleanout cap (if necessary) $50
Remove (cut/chisel out) and replace brass cleanout cap (if necessary) $75
Clear debris/obstruction from pipe/cleanout/vertical stack $50
Pull and reset toilet; replace wax ring $100

Incidental Charges

Trip Charge – Inspections unable to be performed due to circumstances beyond the  control of the Mainline Inspection technician; often due to lack of–or inaccessible entry points/cleanouts that are located behind walls and/or beneath carpet or flooring


Travel Charge – Additional charge for inspections located more than 25 miles (one way) from M.I.S. headquarters

Stand-By – A rate of $50 per hour may be applied to inspections delayed more than 30 minutes for any reason outside the control of the Mainline Inspection technician.

Report Delivery via Thumb Drive – If it’s necessary to save the finished inspection report to a USB travel drive, please provide a minimum 8GB flash drive, along with a self-addressed and stamped “cushioned” envelope. If you need M.I.S. to provide and mail a flash drive, there will be an additional $25 charge, which includes shipping and handling.

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