If you have any plumbing pipe damage, it’s essential to have it repaired immediately to prevent any further, more extensive, not to mention more costly damage to surrounding areas.
When left untreated, plumbing repairs can cause thousands of dollars in damage.
If you are experiencing plumbing issues, and find yourself in need of pipe replacement, you’re going to need a professional. It’s important as a homeowner to know what your estimated costs of replacement will be and have your pipes replaced by a licensed and experienced professional should you ever need to.
The Cost To Replace Plumbing Pipes
On average, you can expect your plumbing pipe replacement project to range anywhere from $400 on the low end to as much as $4000 for a larger, more complex replacement project. It is common in plumbing repair and replacement projects to have unexpected costs occur in the middle of the project since there can potentially be underlying issues that couldn’t be seen during the initial inspections.
There are a wide variety of factors that can ultimately affect which end of the cost spectrum your project will land in. Some of the more common factors with this type of project can include:
- Location of pipes in need of replacement
- Complexity of access
- Repair of surrounding areas needed for access to plumbing pipes
- Repair of any existing water damage caused by malfunctioning plumbing pipes
- Regional location
- Current pricing trends
It is generally recommended to get more than one professional estimate for your plumbing pipe replacement project. This is a great way to get a good idea of your current regional pricing trends as well as a personal feel for which contractor you will be most comfortable working with during your
Unexpected Costs of Plumbing Pipe Replacement
Every situation is unique, but some of the more common extra costs can come from the repair and replacement of surrounding areas where your plumbing pipes are being replaced.
For instance, if you need to replace a plumbing pipe located in a wall within your home, you’re going to need to replace the sheetrock your contractor had to remove to access the pipes, or, your plumbing pipe replacement could take place in the middle of your lawn, so you will need to consider the extra costs of repairing and replacing the grass where the contractor had to dig to access the plumbing pipes.
How To Find a Reliable Plumbing Professional In Your Area
Plumbing contractors can sometimes specialize in specific areas. So it’s important to look for a contractor who specializes in the type of work you need to have done. This can also help your entire repair job run smoothly and efficiently.
It’s important that your plumber is licensed no matter what the size of the project is you have. This means that they have an in-depth knowledge of the contracting industry. This includes:
- Current building codes
- Safety policies
- How to handle and dispose of hazardous materials
- Labor and hiring laws
- Permitting requirements
Don’t just take someone’s word for their qualifications either. Vet them online and check their credentials. If you can read reviews, you should get a better idea of the type of experience you are letting yourself in for.