Common Types of Plumbing Services
Most professional plumbers in and around Washington offer the following services.
Leaks, even small ones, can get expensive quickly if not taken care of properly. Any plumber you hire will be trained to fix leaks and identify the root issue so that they don't happen again.
Debris buildup that blocks drainage can damage your pipes and cause flooding. Unaddressed blockages can even lead to structural damage. Professional plumbers are trained to identify what's causing the clog and remove it without damaging your plumbing.
A professional plumber can help replace or install a tub, toilet, shower, or sink. Thoroughly vet your plumbing professional by looking at their industry experience and customer reviews. This is particularly important for pricier projects.
Gas Inspection and Installation
A plumber may also be able to repair your oven, hot water heater, or stove. Some plumbers are trained to work on gas leaks and install or repair gas pipes and appliances. This kind of work can be dangerous, so be sure to hire a highly credentialed plumber.
Inspection and Maintenance
We recommend scheduling yearly inspections to help prevent costly or inconvenient plumbing issues. Household plumbing sees a lot of wear and tear, particularly if there are multiple people under one roof. Regular plumbing inspections can help catch issues before they get out of hand.
Emergency Plumbing Services
A plumbing problem is never convenient, but the worst ones occur at night. The last thing you want to deal with at the end of the day is a burst pipe or unusable toilet. Many contractors offer emergency services and can help you any time of the day or night, so you don't need to wait for morning to get an urgent issue fixed.
How Much Does a Plumber Cost in Washington?
The cost of plumbing services will be based on several factors, such as the following:
- Amount of labor required
- Plumber expertise (apprentice, journeyman, or master)
- Project complexity
- Required permits
- Time of day (after-hours services cost more)
- Your location
|Garbage disposal repair
|Clearing clogs/drain snaking
|Water softener installation
|Gas line repair
|Water heater repair
|Sump pump repair
|Water heater installation
How to Choose a Plumbing Service in Washington
It's important to find a plumber that offers quality services at a reasonable price. Here's what to look for when hiring a local Washington plumber.
Reputation and Reviews
Anyone you hire to perform work on your home should be properly credentialed. Ask your plumber to see their license from the Washington, D.C., Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection and proof of business insurance before starting. Also verify that they've completed this kind of job before. We always recommend reading at least a few dozen reviews to see how satisfied other customers were with the plumber's work and service.
You might prefer to hire a plumber who's part of a union, which means they've been thoroughly vetted. If you choose to do so, you may pay more for labor.
Check a company's website to confirm that it offers the plumbing repairs you need. Not all companies provide or are qualified to do all types of work. We suggest asking contractors about their experience with your project type to determine if they meet your needs. You may want to ask for photos of their finished projects.
You need to balance cost and qualifications when deciding on a plumber. Ask for price estimates from at least three different providers and compare services and rates. As much as possible, try to prioritize quality of work over price.
Ready to Get a Quote on Your Plumbing Project?
Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing in Washington
What's the cost of a plumber in Washington?
Should I get a quote from a plumber?
How do I hire a professional plumber?
What are common plumbing problems?
Should I tip my plumber?
To share feedback or ask a question about this article, send a note to our Reviews Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Plumbing Service Resources
- How Much Does Water Heater Installation Cost?
- How Much Does a Tankless Water Heater Installation Cost?
- How Much Does a Water Softener System Cost?
- How Much Does a Sewer Line Replacement Cost?
- What Does Propane Tank Installation Cost?