Plumbing Cost Guides

Rarely does somebody set out to upgrade their plumbing. The pipes transporting fresh water to your home and waste water from your home tend to do their jobs with the kind of anonymity reserved for theatrical stage hands. You don't appreciate them until something goes wrong.
When something does go wrong, speed is usually essential. Water damage can cause thousands of dollars in damage in no time. Leaks can soak floors, ceilings and foundations, causing rot and mold that may make your home uninhabitable. The quicker you address your problem, the better off you, and your wallet will be. It might not feel like a great investment when you see that rush jobs come with premium costs. But the alternatives can be apocalyptic. Click here for quotes on different types of plumbing jobs.

The cost of a plumber ranges from $160 to $430 for a typical job with the average cost per hour ranging from $45 to $150. This can include jobs like repairing faucets, toilets, sinks or bathtubs. Some plumbers may also charge a flat rate depending on the job.

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  • Hire a Plumber Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $171 - $452
    Average cost:
    $303
    Low cost:
    $95
     
    High cost:
    $800
  • Repair a Clogged Drain Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $131 - $290
    Average cost:
    $209
    Low cost:
    $85
     
    High cost:
    $505
  • Install a Water Heater Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $735 - $1,343
    Average cost:
    $1,034
    Low cost:
    $315
     
    High cost:
    $12,000

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Plumbing
Hire a Plumber
(55,864 projects)
Average National Cost:
$303
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Repair a Clogged Drain
(17,965 projects)
Average National Cost:
$209
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Install a Water Heater
(15,398 projects)
Average National Cost:
$963
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Plumbing
Repair a Water Heater
(10,635 projects)
Average National Cost:
$533
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Plumbing
Install or Repair Gas Pipes
(5,195 projects)
Average National Cost:
$496
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Plumbing
Install a Faucet
(4,498 projects)
Average National Cost:
$241
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Plumbing
Install New Plumbing Pipes
(4,189 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,040
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Repair a Sump Pump
(3,530 projects)
Average National Cost:
$484
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Clean Septic Tank
(3,151 projects)
Average National Cost:
$379
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Repair a Toilet
(3,016 projects)
Average National Cost:
$208
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Repair a Well Pump
(2,991 projects)
Average National Cost:
$798
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Plumbing
Install a Water Main
(2,866 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,462
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Install a Water Treatment & Purification System
(2,795 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,683
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Plumbing
Clean a Sewer Line
(2,445 projects)
Average National Cost:
$295
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Plumbing
Install a Shower
(1,815 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,295
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Install a Sewer Main
(1,775 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,872
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Repair a Water Treatment & Purification System
(1,584 projects)
Average National Cost:
$451
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Plumbing
Install a Bathtub
(1,580 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,009
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Plumbing
Repair a Drain Line Breakage
(1,479 projects)
Average National Cost:
$583
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Plumbing
Install a Tankless Water Heater
(1,187 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,792
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Plumbing
Install and Replace a Sump Pump
(950 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,134
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Plumbing
Repair a Water Main
(945 projects)
Average National Cost:
$792
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Plumbing
Install a Toilet
(926 projects)
Average National Cost:
$370
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Plumbing
Repair a Septic Tank
(876 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,465
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Plumbing
Replace a Well Pump
(596 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,525
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Plumbing
Repair a Sewer Main
(563 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,444
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Plumbing
Install a Sink
(556 projects)
Average National Cost:
$387
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Plumbing
Install a Bathtub or Shower Liner
(539 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,735
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Plumbing
Install a Septic Tank
(508 projects)
Average National Cost:
$5,318
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Plumbing
Remove a Water or Fuel Storage Tank
(317 projects)
Average National Cost:
$858
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Plumbing
Replace a Fuel or Water Holding Tank
(119 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,888
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Plumbing
Install a Solar Water Heater
(81 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,491
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Clogs - Sewer, Sink, Bathtub

Clogs represent the No. 1 plumbing problem. But they're not always serious. A backed-up toilet, for instance, might just need swift work with a plunger. Or not. The most common sink problems involve the garbage disposal. Many of these problems can be avoided by being careful with what you stuff into it. Avoid corn husks, celery, grease, meat and starchy foods and always run plenty of water down the drain with disposables. Disposal clogs, like those in the toilet, can often be handled with a plunger. But if your disposal doesn't come on when you flip the switch, it may be jammed. You'll want to unplug the unit and follow the troubleshooting directions that came with the disposal.
If none of these measures fix the problem, you probably should consider calling a professional.
Serious plumbing problems might require not just replacement of a pipe or two but cutting into walls or flooring. Labor is almost always going to be your biggest plumbing expense, so the more involved the job, and the more that has to be torn up, often the more costly the job.

Sewer and Septic Issues

Septic issues stink. Literally. If you find you have a sewer or septic tank issue, keep your family away from the leak, and call a plumber immediately. The rush nature of the job might cost you a bit more, but it will keep your family safe and it will hinder further damage to your home. Waste water can contaminate your ground water, surface water and your yard with bacteria. Sometimes the fix may be as simple as fixing a clog, but other times it could be more complex, such as replacing a section of pipe. The key is to act quickly before a small problem becomes a big one.

Other Plumbing Cost Tips

It's always best to shop for a new plumber BEFORE your kitchen sink turns into Niagara Falls. Consider looking for a plumber for non-emergency jobs, such as moving a sink in a bathroom or changing out faucets. These can be handled as you do other work with contractors: Get a firm estimate and make sure you're apprised of any problems that arise.
Factors that affect cost include the quality of and number of fixtures, the time it takes for the job and when the job is needed. Holidays, weekends and after-hours emergencies, of course, will cost more.
Be aware that most plumbers and rooting companies charge upfront fees just for showing up, though those fees usually can roll into the cost of repairs and renovations.
Going for the lowest bids can be problematic. Some companies offer lower hourly rates, but then tack on “equipment fees” and other extras you might not have anticipated.
Also, be aware that not all companies employ licensed plumbers. If the job is a simple root-out-the-clog, that might be OK. But licensed plumbers are almost always better at diagnosing tricky problems (expect them to bring micro-cameras and other fun gadgets), and they're more likely to warranty their work.
One way to save money on plumbing is to consolidate jobs. If you know you've had a leaky faucet in your bathroom for weeks, ask your plumber about it while he or she is working on your toilet. It could save you money in the long run.
Learn more about how to fix a leaky shower faucet with our Repair Guide.

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Ginger Robbins More than 1 year ago
My plumbing experience was  to have the plumbing  disconnected under the sink so the counter top and new sink could be installed.  I thought the service  of $115 was high, but usually if there is an additional fees, it is usually rolled into the cost of repairs or labor.  This company also charged 3.75 % for putting it on a credit card, which was not mentioned until I received the invoice in the mail after paying on the phone.

Then of course they had to come back to reconnect. They charged another $119..00  for service and 1.5 hrs for labor $198 and $54 for parts and rolled neither of the service charges 
So to have the plumbing disconnected and reconnected $499.44 . Definitely not an amount I expected.. 
I think it is rather rude and a bit dishonest for people to not divulge their total fees upfront, an of course we should know to ask. But the normal person wouldn't know the questions to ask until they are burnt once like this, and then there still could be costs for walking up stairs or charge another service call if they need to go somewhere to use the bathroom and come back. THAT ISN'T A QUESTION I WOULD THINK TO ASK.
However I won't call this company again, and of course I will  share my experience with other people who are talking about plumbing. . 

More than 1 year ago
Hi Ginger, We're sorry you had this experience with a plumber in our network. Have you left the review for the company? We encourage homeowners to share their experiences so others have an honest idea of the company they are hiring. If you would like to speak with a rep regarding your concerns please reach out to emailus@homeadvisor.com. If you have a review you would like to submit please send it to ratings@homeadvisor.com or visit this link: http://www.homeadvisor.com/write-a-review/. -HASupport
Anne Madore More than 1 year ago
I had 207 Plumbing come to fix a leak in my ceiling.  It's a terrible, terrible company to do business with.  He came and fixed a broken pipe in the ceiling, and I asked him to check the rest of the pipe to make sure that nothing else was broken, he said everything was OK and charged me $219.00 for 45 minutes and left.  Never cleaned up his mess.  I went to clean up the mess after he left and found there was more damage to the pipe.  I called him to come back, which he did.  He looked at the water coming down from the ceiling, into a light fixture and said he had another job to go to and couldn't come back until next week.  He also wanted to charge me $350.00 to come back.  I told him that was too much and he said he would make an exception and only charge me $219.00.  Now I have major damage done to the ceiling, the light fixture and the floor.  All of this could have been prevented if he had stayed and fixed the problem.  I will NOT hire him again.
More than 1 year ago
Hi Anne, We're sorry to hear about the experience you had with this pro. if you have not done so already, please feel free to submit a review to share your experience here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/write-a-review/. We're also happy to further discuss your experience, send your info to emailus@homeadvisor.com to speak with a rep. -HASupport
Jayne Garrison 5 months ago
I never had a Plumber call me through you.      I need a plumber
Sally Richardson 2 days ago
plumbers must be asked directly what they charge hourly and if that is in addition to a service charge. The two are separate and I think they have gotten away with outrageous charges because of the potential of water damaging homeowner structures.   I had a plumber (not Home advisor) come and replace a part in my kitchen sink that was under warranty---the spray nozzle had been leaking...He charged me $85.00 for 15 minutes of work and I will never use Mr King again. 
Kenneth Blum 14 days ago
Replace a hot water heater electric 
12 days ago
Hi Kenneth, We would be happy to get you connected with a pro for your project. You can submit a service request on our website: http://www.homeadvisor.com/, or browse reviews for local water heater pros here: http://www.homeadvisor.com/c.html. We can also have a project advisor reach out to assist you if you send your contact information to emailus@homeadvisor.com. –HASupport
Leslie Taylor 16 days ago
How are costs determined? Is there a fee schedule? It is hard to determine whether the rates are reasonable or not. 
Patricia Hansbury 22 days ago
How much to install a dishwasher?
Tom Campbell 23 days ago
What is the estimated cost of tunneling six to eight feet under a slab foundation to repair a water leak? 
Jan Shay 3 months ago
I recommended on your site most of the reviews said that they would never even show up for an appointment. Don’t think I will use your site again.
Dolores Nelson 3 months ago
I just had my pipe under the sink unclogged  and new pipes put in $600.00, then they flushed out the pipe from under the sink to the outside pipe $700.00, Total of $1.600.00, I thought that the price was high, I got the plumber from Home Advisors, not sure they had to do all they did but they said I needed the work done.  The same evening hike using the dishwasher I had a leak in one of the pipes they put in, they came back the next day to fix it. Don't know if I will use them again.. They were K&D kitchens.
Paula Zambreno 4 months ago
Find out before they come out if they are charging a "travel fee". It seems outrageous to me that someone located within 25 miles or less of your home should charge $85.00 just to show up! Why doesn't Home Advisor mention that possibility when you first inquire about a specific plumber?
William Wood 5 months ago
I thought that my sump pump had ended its life and needed to be replaced. The contractor I found through Home Adviser came out the following day and arrived reasonably promptly.  The technician tested the pump and it wasn't responding. He then checked the  breaker panel and all seemed well. However he checked to see if power was reaching the outlet, it wasn't so he tripped some breakers and reset them and the power to my pump came on and the pump works so a replacement wasn't necessary. He charged $75.00 which I think was reasonable for a call-out fee and time spent.
elaine Rentel 5 months ago
We just had a plumber here to replace the fill valve on a toilet. He was here for less than 10 minutes, and he charged us $125.   The job was done well, but that seemed like a lot of money for such a short fix.
Glenda G Smith 5 months ago
I used Go Green Express Home Services for a minor plastic pipe repair under my kitchen sink...The worker did a great job fixing this minor pipe plastic pipe repair( my original pipe was too short and he needed to extended the pipe and then reconnect). It took him less than 10 minutes to fix. I was first quoted $125 +tax but when the worker went to his truck and spoke to whoever he spoke to at the office, the price rose to $155.10 +tax for a total of $167.10...I thought that was a little too high. Will I use this company again, I Don't Know. It would be helpful if they would have a set price list for jobs (minor repairs, Major repairs etc...), then you as the consumer can see beforehand what the cost maybe and work from there with the company. Minor repairs, Major repairs this company should at least have a set-price list. ..The worker was great and efficient and did a good job on the repair but their prices are a bit costly. And yes, I did write this in their review.
joel winton 5 months ago
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David B 5 months ago
I think I could have use this information two days ago.  Pink Plumber came to install a kitchen faucet in my house and charged me $400 which I think was too expensive.  I provided my own faucet so I thought the cost will come down, but it didn't.
Pat Warnock 5 months ago
I have a estimate of 19850.00 to replace plumbing under my home. His proposal would not me codes in my city.
Veronica Bedinger 6 months ago
I have no problem paying for any service I receive but when Allied Reddi-Rooter came into my home and immediately tell me and them tell me it would cost me 350.00 for them to install a new Rheem water heater (his recommendation) that cost 409.00 I have a problem. If the cost is exactly how Home Advisor indicates then he’s charging 350.00an hour.  I did my homework checked with other plumbers and it. Would not take an hour to remove old and install the new water heater. Thank Goodness I did my research won’t be using their services and I will be letting others know what happen to me. Shame on you Allied
j winton More than 1 year ago
needing out water and sewer lines under my house peplaced with new pex amd PVC
Mimmi Mino More than 1 year ago
What's the estimate to unclog a dishwasher, so it does drain water?
James Brink More than 1 year ago
Need a backflow preventer installed  in my basment
Nathalene Lee More than 1 year ago

purchased a house that was striped of plumbing, electrical and furnace....


Call tomorrow 330-506-0460

Anne Dykstra More than 1 year ago
A Plumbing job is not the same as a sewer job which is much more expensive in my experience.
CHUCK POLCER More than 1 year ago

To much money!! I paid $507. Nice service fellow, but did not like BIG BLUE'S STRIGHTFORWARDPRICING list. Mine is listed as a #5 that dose not show faucet replacement. We talked about the air gap for the dishwasher but nothing was replaced. My agreement addendum form

#3 Nothing about a air gap item #RA2-401 costing $i66. I did not know I could cancel the job when the job pricing was told to me. Again, if I knew what the job was going to cost, I would have said NO WAY.


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Bill Hoffman More than 1 year ago
so far so good - waiting for a quote on a cracked sewer tile issue
Gladys Jones More than 1 year ago
Why no one will address replacing faucet rubber washer
Jeff Dywan More than 1 year ago
Hello Ms. Jones.
Sometimes a faucet leak can be stopped by replacing the rubber washer at the end of a faucet stem or cartridge.  This is a more common repair on older fixtures when things were built to last and designed to be able to be maintained.  Other times the whole stem or cartridge needs replacement or the bibb seat deeper back into the fixture needs replacement.  That leads to matching up the right components and often times making a trip to the hardware store or plumbing supply house necessary due to the many varieties, makes and models of faucets.  My advice is to make sure your Plumber has faucet repair kit on their truck before having them come out to assess the issue.
Pat Rutledge More than 1 year ago
Great information! gives me a basis for our repairs.
L Logsdon More than 1 year ago
 CON'T FROM COMMENTS EARLIER.  However,  the  installation took less than 3/4/ hour and was a basic regulator with no other function.  Looking up the price afterwards, invoice did not list type or price, it appears that it would have cost me around $60 for the regulator and another $15 or so for the additional supplies necessary to install it and it was really a rather simple job with easy access.    Given that, it seems that $300 for less that  an hours worth of on site work,  company says it does not include commute time in its prices, is a little high.  While flat rate quotes are nice, they must take into consideration situations where the work load differs depending on the circumstances.  Therefore, unless you are at the upper end of the harder work needed than the average job. it can be argued that my estimated price of $300 for labor was more than a little high.  Maybe I am wrong since I have not used their services for years and  am not knowledgeable of the costs of equipment and professional labor today.  
L Logsdon More than 1 year ago
Needed to replace a water pressure regulator.  Looking at the retail costs of the regulator, they seem to run from abouit $60 to over $300 for one that includes more that the basic control of water pressure in the house.  Had not used a pro plumber for over 20 years so I was not up on the costs associated with needing their help.  I was contacted by at least 3 plumbers but only one, Right Now Plumbers, gave me an instant quote of $394  for the service without me even asking. Although I thought this price seemed a little high for a job that takes less than an hour to complete, I accepted their service.  Must say that the job was done very professionally and would use them again if needed.  However,
Harry Braun More than 1 year ago
I replaced the leaking wax seal at the bottom flange with a rubber seal, had to change the tubing from the shut -off valve with a hose, replace the shut-off valve. I did it my self. I enjoyed doing it.
How much I save, about, in Somerset NJ. It taken me a good 6 hours together with running two times to Home Depot. 
Mind you I'm an HVAC Product development Engineer, hands on as most the HVAC guys are.