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A Price Comparison Guide for Plumbing Work Around your Home. Compare Costs for Service, Installation, Replacement and Plumbing Repairs.

Calling a local plumber to handle leak or drain repair and other plumbing repairs around your house can make you nervous about the costs, and how they may affect your household budget. The Plumbing Price Guide was created with a simple goal of helping home owners understand more about emergency plumbing problems, contractors, repairs, services and help you estimate how much a plumber cost to come to come to your home.

Our price guide is broken into detailed cost sections covering the various areas of your home you will most likely need to call for pluming service, including 24 hour emergency service. At the bottom of the page, we have a section dedicated to actual prices submitted by homeowners like yourself, who have paid local plumbers to repair specific items for themselves. We hope you consider sharing your costs as well, to help future customers and visitors compare their own estimates of repair costs.

Shortcuts: Kitchens | Bathrooms | Mechanical | General Costs | Cost Submissions

Compare Kitchen Plumbing Costs

Breakdown of the different things in your kitchen that you are likely to call a local plumber in to fix or replace.

Simply due to the fact that kitchens are used more often, and by more people than any other room in the home, there are a few kitchen plumbing services you can expect costs for. We’ve divided the table below into the most common reasons you may need to call a plumbing repair service into your kitchen. From plugged drains to new refrigerator water lines, we’ve pretty much got everything covered that result in service calls to plumbing contractors.

Kitchen Plumbing Service or Job
Installation Time* Parts & Supplies*
Estimated Cost
Kitchen Sink Installation  2-5 Hours $80 – $500
$2,000 – $2,500
Kitchen Sink Drain Replacement  1-2 Hours $25 – $100
$100 – $350
Unclog Kitchen Sink Drain  1-2 Hours
$75 – $250
Replace Kitchen Faucet  2-4 Hours $75 – $350
$250 – $750
Replace Sink Sprayer Hose  1-2 Hours $15 – $45
$100 – $280
Install Refrigerator / Ice Maker Water Line  2-4 Hours $25 – $250
$200 – $550
Install Gas Line for Stove or Oven  2-4 Hours $100 – $250
$250 – $650
Install Pot Filler Faucet 3-6 Hours $175 – $650
$400 – $1,250
Install New Dishwasher (New Plumbing)  4-8 Hours $550 – $1,200
$900 – $1,800
Replace Existing Dishwasher  1-2 Hours $350 – $950
$525 – $1,250
Install Point of Use Water Heater Under Sink  2-4 Hours $150 – $400
$300 – $750
New Garbage Disposal Installation  4-6 Hours $200 – $375
$600 – $850
Replace Existing Garbage Disposal  1-3 Hours $75 – $150
$150 – $400

Compare Bathroom Plumbing Costs

Listing of bathroom fixtures that you are likely to call for plumbing service, installation or repair.

The bathroom in your home is another area that can have a lot of plumbing problems and require service. Whether you have a plugged toilet, a leaving toilet flange or a shower drain that just won’t go down properly, the table below contains the most common services and repairs you would likely need to call in a local plumber to handle for you.

Bathroom Plumbing Services
Installation Time* Parts & Supplies*
Estimated Cost
Bathroom Sink Installation 2-4 Hours $150 – $750
$350 – $1,200
Bathroom Sink Drain Replacement 1-2 Hours $20 – $100
$100 – $250
Unclog Bathroom Sink Drain 1-2 Hours
$75 – $150
Replace Shower or Tub Drain 2-6 Hours $45 – $250
$200 – $700
Replace Shower and Tub Control Valve 2-6 Hours $100 – $350
$250 – $800
Replace Shower Head 1 Hour $25 – $200
$75 – $275
Toilet Installation or Replacement 2-4 Hours $100 – $350
$250 – $750
Unclog Toilet 1-2 Hours
$75 – $150
Replace Toilet Handle 1-Hour $15 – $75
$100 – $150
Install Point of Use Water Heater Under Sink 2-4 Hours $75 – $350
$300 – $750
Whirlpool Tub Installation 1-2 Days $450 – $2,500
$1,500 – $4,500
Shower Enclosure Installation 1-2 Days $150 – $1,500
$1,500 – $3,500
Bathtub Installation 1-2 Days $250 – $1,250
$1,500 – $2,900
Vent Fan Installation 2-4 Hours $75 – $350 $285 – $750
Bathroom Faucet Installation 2-4 Hours $50 – $250 $225 – $475
Bathroom Faucet Repair 1-2 Hours $25 – $75
$125 – $350

Compare Home Mechanical Plumbing Costs

Listing of major plumbing mechanical service related costs in a home. For most of the repair services in this section, you can expect to call a plumber.

The mechanical plumbing in and around your home is not well understood by homeowners. Whether it’s buried gas lines or water lines, underground sewer, HVAC drain lines from your heating and air system, slab leak repair, or one of many other plumbing systems that let your home run smoothly, when they break, you’ll need a local plumber to help fix it.

In the table below, we’ve shared most of the common plumbing repair costs for the mechanical, or mostly unseen plumbing in and outside your home.

Home Mechanical Plumbing Services
Installation Time* Parts & Supplies*
Estimated Cost
 Sewer Line Cleaning or Repair 2-4 Hours
$75 – $450
 Septic Tank Cleaning or Treatment 1-2 Hours
$250 – $650
 Water Main Line Repair or Replacement 4-8 Hours $150 – $500
$450 – $1,500
 Sump Pump Installation 2-6 Hours $350 – $500
$550 – $950
 Leak Detection and Repair 1-2 Hours $75 – $350
$150 – $850
 Water Heater Installation 4-8 Hours $250 – $1,250
$650 – $2,500
 Water Heater Repair 2-4 Hours $35 – $190
$195 – $400
 Water Softener Installation 4-8 Hours $350 – $1,250
$750 – $2.500
 Tankless Water Heater Installation 2-6 Hours $250 – $1,500
$450 – $2,500
 Water Heater Relocation 1-2 Hours $100 – $350
$175 – $550
 High Pressure Drain Cleaning 2-4 Hours
$150 – $750
 Slab Leak Detection 2-4 Hours
$150 – $750
Slab Leak Repair Cost 4-8 Hours $75 – $300
$750 – $2,500
 Water Pressure Regulator Installation 1-2 Hours $25 – $150
$100 – $350

Compare General Plumber Service and Repair Costs

Listing of common plumbing problems that are not specific to a kitchen or bath, including what you might expect to pay for 24 hour emergency plumbing services.

Along with plumbing services in certains rooms and areas of your home, there are a wide range of other jobs you might call local plumbing contractors to come and repair. In the table below, we cover a long list of general services.

General Plumber Services
Installation Time* Parts & Supplies*
Estimated Cost
24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service Per Hour
$75 – $125
Video Inspection of Drains and Sewers 2-4 Hours
$150 – $300
Backflow Preventer Installation 2-4 Hours $35 – $150
$175 – $450
Outdoor Faucet Installation (New Plumbing) 2-4 Hours $65 – $100
$225 – $350
Outdoor Faucet Repair or Replacement 1-2 Hours $15 – $45
$150 – $300
Water Filter Installation 1-2 Hours $15 – $50
$150 – $300
Frozen Water Pipe Repair 2-4 Hours $25 – $100
$275 – $400
Expansion Tank Installation 2-4 Hours $75 – $125
$225 – $425
Recirculation Pump Installation 1-2 Hours $50 – $250
$250 – $450
Gas Leak Detection and Repair 1-2 Hours $25 – $100
$100 – $250
Gas Log Installation 2-6 Hours $175 – $850
$325 – $1,300
Firepit Installation 2-6 Hours $100 – $650
$250 – $1,100

* Installation Time – The time it takes a Plumber to repair or replace something on the job list is going to vary from job to job. Do they have a plumbers apprentice helping? Are the pipes behind drywall that needs to be removed? Do they need to have an electrician run electrical wiring? There are many factors that will come into the overall time of the service.

* Parts and Supplies – Just like variations of installation labor, the cost of supplies and equipment will have a profound effect on how much plumbers charge for service. For example, a basic stainless steel drop-in kitchen sink will cost less than a high-end Copper or Granite under-mount sink will.

Website and Customer Submitted Plumbing Project Costs

In the section below, you can review actual plumbing prices paid by homeowners, and costs supplied by professional plumbers.

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