We recommend checking out what Jay has to say about it if you were thinking about this product or getting any equipment to deal with water main and plumbing inspections and / or identifying blockages.
At a cost of $2000 – $4000 per complete system, this likely isn’t the sort of thing you’d buy if you’re just dealing with a two-bathroom home that may or may not have issues with a water main. A product like the Ridgid SeeSnake is probably better for a plumber, multi-unit property owner or a home flipper who is likely to come across several pipes and water mains in his or her ventures.
Regardless of your reasons for wanting one, coming across a SeeSnake is much, much, much preferred to coming across a real snake in a toilet (and if you have even the slightest fear of snakes, I should warn you not to click on that hyperlink. Or this other one. While these clips could be worse – the slitherers aren’t lunging toward unsuspecting bums or anything – they’re still pretty creepy and possibly phobia-inducing. I know I’ll be flipping the toilet lid in a fairly spazzy manner this week thanks to those videos).
Here’s to free and clear plumbing!