Factors That Determine Average Plumbing Costs

Factors That Determine Average Plumbing Costs

Plumbing problems are never good, and it is important to have them repaired as quickly as possible in order to prevent further damage. At Ready & Able Plumbing, we handle emergency situations as well as maintenance, repairs, and installations. Average plumbing costs will vary depending on the circumstance, but there are particular factors to be aware of.

 Labor Costs

The cost of labor is the biggest factor to consider. While we offer 24/7 service, emergency services are usually higher than regular repair visits. However, sometimes this extra cost is worth it in order to prevent further harm, such as water damage, rot, and mold. Outside of emergencies, the average plumbing costs will vary depending on the job. The average cost of unclogging a drain ranges between $100 and $500, installing a water heater can range from $500 to $1,500, and hiring a plumber for general maintenance can cost between $100 and $750.

Energy Efficiency

One way that a plumber can help you save money is to install water efficient fixtures. You can have water efficient plumbing installed and save water and money by using specialized faucets, toilets, and showerheads. These can cut down your water usage by up to 70 percent, which significantly decreases your water costs.


Rebates are another way that you can save money, and these can be obtained by switching out your old plumbing and water fixtures for energy efficient ones. Many utility companies will offer rebates for homeowners who have water saving toilets or showerheads. Rebates can vary from $10 to $200. If you have a water heater that is energy efficient, you may also qualify for an energy tax credit around $300 on your federal tax return.

In order to lower your average plumbing costs, contact Ready & Able today to see how we can help. Call us at 717-963-2034.

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