Finding a plumber that you trust can be a daunting task. Most of us have an understanding of what various car maintenance jobs should cost, because they occur relatively frequently throughout our lives. Plumbing on the other hand, only goes awry once in a blue moon (for newer homes anyway). You can always call around a get a few price quotes, but for a lot of people, it can be hard to say no to someone on the phone once they start putting on the sales tactics to get a technician out to your house. Here are a few average costs for various plumbing repairs that you might encounter.
The simplest of tasks is unclogging a drain which may or may not require snaking tools to dislodge debris a long way down the pipe. This will cost roughly $250 through the average Long Beach Plumber.
Installing a water main is typically something that would just be done during the construction of a new home, unless something catastrophic happens to the existing main. Expect to part with $1500-$1600 for a job of this nature.
It’s hard to ignore septic problems when they arise. The smell will quickly motivate you to pick up your phone and call a service professional. For a septic tank pump or cleaning, you will usually pay $450.
Installing a bathtub or shower is a little pricier and can get as high as $3500.
Water heater installations average out to $800, but ran anywhere from $400 to $1,000 in our data set.
It always helps to know the average cost so you can place a contractor’s price quote in the realm of reason. Best of luck finding a plumber near you.