As soon as you have any plumbing project, the cost is going to be one of the first things to cross your mind. Many people are under the mistaken belief that just getting a plumber to walk through your door costs well over a hundred dollars, but that’s not always the case. In truth, the cost of plumbers and different plumbing projects varies greatly.
For small jobs, you can expect plumbers to charge anywhere from $75 an hour to $200 an hour, depending on where you live. If you have larger jobs that require the installation of a new shower, tub, or sink you could expect to pay much more, anywhere from $1,500 – $3,000. It’s also important to know that major work such as renovations and additions typically cost more in older homes than they do in newer homes.
When there are repairs that require major new parts to be installed such as a new shower, sink, or bathtub, always make sure you get the receipt for the part. Sometimes plumbers will buy their parts in bulk and so they won’t be able to provide a single receipt. Still ask that the manufacturer’s name, address and phone number is printed on your bill so that you can contact them in case there’s a problem. Also make sure that you always get a copy of the manufacturer’s warranty, even if the plumber has already given you a copy of their own warranty.
Getting a plumber may seem like an intimidating task, and you might automatically think that once you call one, you’re going to be out thousands of dollars. But in truth, neither of those things is true. Finding a great plumber that will be there for both the big jobs and the small jobs can be pretty easy if you’re willing to do your homework. You can also find an honest plumber that will be able to provide you with quality work at a reasonable price, even if it’s not always the cheapest there is on the block. In the end, the time you spend finding a good plumber will save you a lot of headaches down the road, and a lot of money too.