Plumber cost and pricing vary greatly depending on the location. In some areas, plumbers may charge between $45 and $75 per hour; in other areas, the rate can range from $75 to $150 per hour.
Many plumbers prefer charging a minimum of two hours or so for service calls at $75 to $150, and then some plumbers prefer charging a flat rate per job instead of charging an hourly rate. The exact cost depends on the complexity and the type of work which is being done.
Take, for instance, it can cost between $50 to $200 for a plumber to repair a bathroom (for replacing the tank mechanism), the wax ring (under the toilet) or the flange which is under the wax ring. The cost of replacing a toilet is usually between $150 and $600 for the standard installation of a basic toilet.
The removal of toilet clogs may cost you between $65 and $250 or more for a minor obstruction, and the removal of clogs in a drain can cost between $50 and $450 or more. If a plumber wants to work on the main sewer line with a toilet snake to remove debris and tree roots, it may cost you from $100 to $800 or even more, it depends on the snaked distance.
If there are damaged pipes, replacing the sewer line can cost from $1,000 to $25,000 or more, pricing depends on the length and the depth of the existing pipes, the replacement method used and again the complexity of the project. It can cost from $3,000 to $6000 for usual dig up and replace sewer technique for a medium-sized family home.
For a kitchen which is not prepared or set up for waste disposal, installing and running pipes can cost between $100 and $450. The disposal too can be around $50 to $2,500. Usually, a plumber charges between $200 and $500 to install a standard sink, with basic vents and hookups already in place, or between $500 and $1,300 or more to add other hook-ups. The utility sink can cost between $50 and $900 or even more.
If a plumber installs a water heater, the price for the conventional water heater installation can range from $300 to $3500 or more, depending on the capacity, the quality of materials, warranty period and the level of repairs to bring the heater to the level anticipated of it. Installation of a house’ tankless central water heater for the entire building typically costs $ 800-3000 or as much as $ 1800 to $5000 with the installation.
If the water in a basement or crawlspace is a problem, plan to pay $250 to $600 for a plumber to install a base sump pump.
Plumbing for a new home can cost from $200 to $800 per project in some areas, then from $800 to $1,100 or even more in some other areas. A house having about ten fixtures may cost from $2,000 – $11,000. The removal of old pipes and the installation of copper pipes in a two-bedroom house of 1,500 square meters, can cost around $2000 to $15000 depending on the location, the size, and even the condition.
The various prices listed above are completely dependent on your location