If you’re like most people, you probably take your home’s plumbing for granted. You flush your toilet, and it works. You turn on an indoor faucet or outdoor hosebib, and it works. You take a shower, need hot water, wash the clothes… you get the picture. Whether you realize it or not, the plumbing system in your home plays a critical role in your daily routine. From your kitchen, to bathroom, to laundry room and your water heater, you regularly rely on your plumbing system throughout the house to carry out a tremendous amount of your daily tasks.
That’s why when something goes wrong with your plumbing, it’s normal for your initial reaction to be one of panic. And what is the first thought that pops in your head… “How much is this going to cost me?” Right?
No doubt, your plumbing problem was not planned or budgeted for. No matter the cost, it’s important that you have it repaired sooner rather than later, because, you’ve got more important things to do, right? Not to mention all of those crucial plumbing-related tasks we do all take for granted (e.g., brushing your teeth, washing dishes, taking a shower, etc.).
In this blog post, we’re going to tell how much you can expect to pay for your typical plumbing job, based on national averages. In addition, we’ll show you how to make sure you don’t over pay and get a fair price for the best service.
Typical Plumbing Costs Nationwide
So how much is the average plumbing service call? According to HomeAdvisor, the “cost of a plumber ranges from $175 to $450 for a typical job, with the average cost per hour ranging anywhere from $100 to $200. This can include jobs like repairing faucets, toilets, sinks or bathtubs. Depending on the job, some plumbers charge a flat rate, or service fee of $300 to $500 on average.” Examples of flat-rate jobs might include fixing a faucet or toilet.
Of course, when something goes wrong you want it fixed quickly. Speed is essential, too, because, if it’s a leak that could damage your property in some way, the damages could be quite costly!
The price you’ll end up paying for plumbing services will often vary a great deal. Some of the cost depends more upon are the parts needed for the completion of your repair, as well as the length of time and labor required; even the area of the country or state you live in makes a difference! For example, typical plumbing costs you’ll find in larger cities will tend to be more pricey, whereas prices in smaller towns will usually be less expensive. Where demand and cost of living is higher, cost often is, as well.
Cheapest Plumbing Services
If the numbers shown above seem high, just know that plumbing costs don’t have to be so burdensome. These prices reflect an average among all plumbing services. Many required plumbing services are reasonably-priced, and are actually pretty simple to resolve, so they won’t require hours of labor.
Some of the cheaper plumbing services involve clearing a stopped-up drain ($200 +/-), repairing a leaky pipe ($200 to $400) or even new-faucet installs ($200 to $400). What’s more, the ball-park price for a general plumbing inspection is about the same as a basic service call.
Most Expensive Plumbing Services
Based on the previously-mentioned HomeAdvisor article, one of the more costly plumbing services is related to installing large plumbing apparatuses. For instance, installation of a sewer main (roughly $3,000-$6,000), a shower install ($1,200 to $5,500) and replacing a bathtub (usually between $1,000 and $5,000).
As with the other plumbing prices mentioned, these prices can vary greatly, depending on the specific apparatus models, the area where you live, and the number of hours the plumber requires to perform the work.
In case you’re unsure which plumbing services you may need, we recommend always scheduling an estimate with a trusted expert in your area. They can help you to identify the issue and provide an estimate for repairs.
Don’t Wait, Contact a Pro You Can Trust
Remember, putting off your plumbing issue will only cost you more in the long run. Even a small leak can cause very expensive damage to floors, walls, and household items. Prompt attention is key.
At Hemphill Services, we understand the importance of a fast response at a fair price. If you are having an issue, call us 24/7. We will gladly send our experienced plumbing technicians to your home or office without delay. Call now, 205-229-2090.