Plumbing issues in a home are a common occurrence. Anything from the normal leaking faucet to the running toilet. In a lot of cases, some of these issues are pretty minor and can easily be solved with basic plumbing knowhow. In the age of YouTube and other digital help, there's probably a video for our DIY crowd.
But how much is an actual plumber these days?
According to HomeAdvisor (June 8th, 2020), the cost of a plumber now ranges from $175 to $450 for a typical job, with the average cost per hour ranging from $45 to $200. Some plumbers can charge a flat rate, in addition to a service fee.
It's also important to know your area. The demand of plumbers and the size of your city will have an impact on the cost of an average plumbing job.
And, of course, the size of the job is the main factor. If you're needing to replace existing pipes and plumbing, you could be looking at thousands of dollars. Other things like new sinks, new toilets, shower or tub replacements can run you a pretty penny as well.
According to our plumber Allen TX friends, they recommend always calling before attempting a DIY attempt. Even with an easy job, it's best to know what you're doing, and if there is any hesitation then it's best to go ahead and schedule someone to come out and take a look. Especially if it comes to something larger such as a water heater or shut off valve.
It's also a good idea to have your home regularly inspected. Plumbing inspectors charge around $165 on average (rate vary again). Of course you may not have issues, but the peace of mind can sometimes be priceless.
If you have any questions or concerns around plumbing for your home or need general advice, reach out to your local plumber for assistance and help!