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How do I verify I have a broken drain pipe.

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Our kitchen sink and washer share a drain that connects to the main drain under the concrete slab. Perodically the washer backs up in the kitchen sink. We've had plumbers out every 6 months (we've owned the house about 18 months) and they auger the drain then it works ok for about 6 months. This time, the plumber told us his auger couldn't break through so we must have a broken pipe under the slab. (He charged us $187 to tell us this) His solution is to install a pump and pump the kitchen and washer drainage to hook up to the upstairs drain. His estimate is $2850. Does this sound correct?. Is there a way of verifying the pipe is actually broken? Thanks in advance for you input.
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i don't understand some of these companies how can they charge if they dont solve the customers problem, if we cant get water draining we don't charge, it can be camera-ed find the right company with proper equipment. look to your home owners insurance it may cover the damage to get to the broken pipe if there is one.
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