Common Types of Plumbing Services
Brooklyn's professional plumbers typically provide the following services.
Plumbers are trained both to fix leaks and identify their root cause to prevent future leaks from happening. It's important to get leaks fixed promptly, because even a trickling faucet can rapidly increase your water bill.
Debris can clog your pipes and contribute to damage, poor drainage, and breaking. In some cases, an unattended clog can cause significant water damage. Licensed plumbers are trained to find and identify the cause of clogs, as well as eliminate them without damaging your plumbing.
Thoroughly vet your plumber, and try to find one who has at least a few years of industry experience as well as good customer reviews. Licensed plumbers can help you install or replace a tub, shower, sink, or toilet.
Gas Inspection and Installation
You may be able to find a plumber to repair your stove, hot water heater, or oven. Some plumbers are trained to fix gas leaks as well as repair or install gas pipes and appliances. This work can be dangerous, so ensure you're hiring a highly credentialed plumber.
Inspection and Maintenance
The plumbing in your home experiences lots of wear and tear, especially if you have several people under your roof. Having a plumber regularly inspect and maintain your plumbing system can reduce the risk of expensive and inconvenient repairs in the future. We recommend an annual inspection.
Emergency Plumbing Services
Look for a plumber that also provides emergency services. Few things are worse than having a plumbing issue in the middle of the night, whether burst pipe or broken toilet. Many plumbing companies offer emergency services, so you won't have to wait until morning to get the problem fixed.
How Much Does a Plumber Cost in Brooklyn?
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
|Repair Type||Average Cost|
|Garbage disposal repair||$391|
|Clearing clogs/drain snaking||$587|
|Water softener installation||$684|
|Gas line repair||$782|
|Water heater repair||$880|
|Sump pump repair||$978|
|Water heater installation||$2543|
How to Choose a Plumbing Service in Brooklyn
You want a plumber that provides quality services at a reasonable price. Here are some important considerations when choosing a Brooklyn plumbing company.
Reputation and Reviews
Always look for customer reviews before signing a contract with a plumber—you want to be sure you're hiring an expert who can provide quality services. Always ask to see a plumber's license from the local Brooklyn government and proof of business insurance before signing a contract. You want to ensure anyone working on your home is properly credentialed.
Hiring a union plumber may lead to more expensive labor costs. However, homeowners often prefer to hire union members because it means the individual has been thoroughly vetted.
It's important that any plumber you hire is qualified. Check a company's website to ensure that it offers the services you require, and ask your contractor about their past experience. You can even ask for photos of previously completed jobs.
You should balance price and quality when choosing a plumber. We recommend prioritizing work quality over price as much as you can. Get quotes from at least three local plumbers to compare before making a decision.
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