Nick's Plumbing Average Cost Guide

Nick's Plumbing Average Cost Guide will give you examples of how much your plumbing repair might cost.

  • General Plumbing
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Leaking / Running Toilet Repair
  • Dripping / Leaky Faucet Repair
  • Garbage Disposal Repair
  • House Repipe
  • Sewer Line Repair
  • Plumbing Fixture Installations

The average cost to hire a plumbing company typically ranges from $170 to $430. The cost is usually calculated in one of 3 ways:

1) Per-hour rate, usually a 2-hour minimum with drive time
2) Service call fee + hourly rate
3) Flat rate fee per job/task

Expect to pay a premium for emergency plumbing service after hours, possibly weekends, or on holidays.

Professional plumbing companies handle a wide range of essential tasks, a short list would be repair or replacement of old fixtures or pipes, installation of new plumbing, gas leaks, repair or adding lines.

Water Heater Installation - Depends if gas or electric and location (i.e. attic or garage)

$1,200 - $2,400

Water Heater Installation (Tankless) - Lots of factors go into this price. You may have to redo your gas system to be able to give the tank less enough gas.

$4,000 - $8,000

Toilet Clog Clear

$65 - $250 +

Toilet Repair - Depends on brand of toilet. Some parts can go as high as $450.00

$160 - $450

Toilet Replacement - Without Toilet - (install of a Toto toilet with bidet could go as high as $1,000)

$275 - $400

Faucet Repair or Replacement - Depends on brand. Parts can be costly.

$125 - $475

Plumbing Leak Repair - Depends if it is high pressure or drain system.

$170 - $1,210

Kitchen Sink Install - Depends if it under counter mount or above mount.

$350 - $650

Garbage Disposal Repair - Stoppage

$125 - $180

Garbage Disposal Installation - Without Disposal

$190 - $390

If you are looking into replacing your home's water plumbing pipes, you will typically spend between $4,500 and $25,000 for PEX piping OR between $7,500 and $35,000 for copper piping, including labor and materials.

To narrow that down, re-piping a small 1-bathroom home with PEX costs about $4,500 - $7,500. For a 2.5 bath, 3 bedroom home, the cost will be $12,000-$18,000 or higher. Copper pipes will add approximately 25-35 percent to these figures.

The cost to re-pipe your house varies according to:

1. Size of your home and number of stories
2. Number of plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, etc.) and water-consuming appliances
3. Accessibility of plumbing system
4. Whether you use copper or PEX pipes

Sewage backups, which occur in only 2 locations- either under the house or in the yard, pose health risks caused by contamination from harmful bacteria and mold. A blocked or broken sewer line is the obvious culprit. Underground pipes, especially concrete, clay and cast iron, are subject to decay from groundwater, shifts in the surrounding soil and chemicals we put down our drains. Once a pipe breaks or rots, soil and tree roots can enter, blocking the flow of waste water. If the break is large enough, the pipe will act as a conduit for large amounts of soil and groundwater to escape, which can create a depression or sinkhole in your yard.

Cost - 1 example. 40 foot sewer line 3 to 5 foot deep. Cost also depends on how hard it is to excavate (i.e. roots, concrete in the way, patio, fence, etc.)

$2,400 - $4000

These are average cost examples - No fixture prices included except on water heaters example.

Faucet Installation - Having new faucets installed can vary depending on what brand you choose. Learn more information about Faucet Installation.

$154 - $335


Toilet Installation - The install of a Toto toilet with bidet could go as high as $1,000

$275 - $400


Bathroom Sink Installation - Depends if it is under counter mount or above mount

$250 - $650


Bathtub Installation - You have a standard tub to Jacuzzi tub

$1000 - $4500


Dishwasher Installation - Depends on brand

$450 - $770


Garbage Disposal Installation - Without disposal

$190 - $390


Kitchen Sink Installation - Depends if it under counter mount or above mount

$350 - $650


Water Heater Installation - Depends if gas or electric and location (i.e. attic or garage)

$1,200 - $2,400


Water Heater Installation (Tankless) - Lots of factors go into this price. You may have to redo your gas system to be able to give the tank less enough gas

$4,000 - $8,000




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