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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services?

What is the average price of Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Plumbing & Sewer Inspection Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration for plumbing and sewer inspection services is low. Only a few major players operate nationally in the market. Instead, most providers are local or regional suppliers. The top four vendors in the market together account for less than 5.0% of total market revenue. The largest suppliers, such... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


How do you approach troubleshooting a plumbing or sewer problem?

Do you use a standardized service checklist during an inspection?

What measures do you use to assess whether the plumbing is functioning normally?

What do you use to determine an appropriate recommendation after an inspection?

How do you ensure that all your plumbers follow a consistent methodology?

Are inspections performed by a journeyman plumber checked by a master plumber?


What percentage of your business is based on residential building, commercial building or industrial facility inspections?

How many total hours of work experience do your employees have?

What percentage of the hours worked is relevant to my industry?

How many inspections have you performed?


How frequently do you update your inspection equipment?

Does your sewer video inspection service offer color, sound recording and location transmission?

Is your sewer video line long enough for my inspection needs?

Do you provide computer-generated reports?

Pricing Structure

Are transportation costs included in the fixed price?

What additional fees or surcharges should I expect on my bill?

For long-term contracts, do you maintain the same fixed price or adjust it annually?

If I contract other plumbing services with you, can you waive the cost of inspection?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for inspection services.

Buyers should describe the expected pricing model to be used (e.g. fixed price or time and materials).

Buyers should outline payment schedules.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their experience servicing comparable buildings or locations.

Buyers should ensure that the provider's methodology is suitable.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

For detailed selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy, if applicable.

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should include a timetable of when inspections are to be performed.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for plumbing and sewer inspection services is low. Because service providers require a few tools and supplies, upstream providers of these tools pose little risk. Also, while the coronavirus pandemic has caused some supply chain disruptions for inputs, suppliers do not rely on a consistent stream... Subscribe to learn more.