Plumber shaking hands with customer inside kitchen.

There’s no question that your home needs plumbing. Most of the time, everything works as it should, but sooner or later, you’ll have residential plumbing repairs that need to get done. The plumbing experts at Larkin Plumbing often get asked how much any particular residential plumbing repair will cost. Every job is unique, but we hope this guide helps you understand the range of costs you’ll face.

Average Costs for Residential Plumbing Repairs

On average, contacting a plumber to get repair work done will cost you approximately $400.

However, you need to keep in mind that $400 is the average. Some problems are going to be more expensive than others. Major repairs will head into the thousands.

How long you wait to contact a plumber can also impact the price. This is for two main reasons:

  • Multiple quotes. If you have the time to get multiple quotes, you can select the best bid.
  • Waiting may make the problem worse. On the other hand, some plumbing problems can worsen over time and require more extensive repairs if left unattended.

Having said all that, let’s look at average costs for common plumbing repairs:

Appliance Repairs: $150 – $400

Repairing or installing appliances will vary in cost based on whether you are having someone fix an appliance, hook a new one up, or do a total reinstall. Often the cost to fix an appliance is less than purchasing a new one.

Have an appliance that needs to get fixed quickly? We can help! Contact Larkin Plumbing today.

Plumbing Backup: $500 – $1,000

Larger backups may impact multiple drains. They might even cause issues with the main drain pipe for the whole home. Even what you may think is a simple kitchen plumbing repair, toilet repair, or basic residential bathroom plumbing repair could be a much larger project. 

When you’re unsure why a clog isn’t moving, it’s best to rely on professionals who know how to unclog main sewer lines with or without a cleanout. Older homes may mean a more extensive repair due to older sewer plumbing.

Clogged Drain: $100 – $200

Most of the time, drain cleaning is a relatively simple matter. A single obstruction can block the free flow of water. Calling in a professional when a clog is persistent is a good idea to ensure the problem gets fixed before becoming a costly repair. Most clogs usually only require a simple procedure with a drain snake.

Faucet Repair: $100 – $300

Close up of leaky faucet in bathroom.

Faucets can get a lot of wear and tear. Uncovering the source for a dripping faucet can be simple or may require a completely new component. Depending on the tap location and use will determine what type of replacements will need to be made.

Leaks: $100 – $500

Everyone dreads the sight of water seeping out all over the floor. Leaks can cause immense damage when not dealt with promptly. For leaks, the resident should seek out a local LV water leak detection service in order to quickly find the source. Both drain lines and supply lines can get the occasional leak. If it’s a simple matter of a p-trap repair, then that will be cheaper than more serious supply line leaks.

Do you have a leak that needs to be fixed? Larkin Plumbing has fast reliable service for all your plumbing needs. Contact us today.

Sump Pump: $400 – $600

Sump pumps usually don’t have many moving parts, so it often winds up being a matter of replacement. Usually, it’s best to call in the experts to ensure it gets installed properly with the proper equipment.

Toilet: $200 – $500

Running toilets are generally an easy fix. However, if the toilet is the actual source of the problem, then you might be looking at more extensive repairs or a completely new toilet. 

Pool: $250- $1000

Plumber fixing pool plumbing.

Las Vegas pool pump repairs, jacuzzi service, preventative pool maintenance or other issues for a backyard pool can vary greatly depending on the size and style you need to service. If your pool requires more extensive repairs or a pool draining service becomes necessary, a plumber may need to call in extra help to get the entire job done.

Repairing Plumbing Systems

If you own a home for more than just a few years, you’ll face an increased likelihood of needing a more extensive repair. These situations are way past common clogs and leaks and, therefore, more expensive:

  • Main drain line repair: Expect to spend $500 just on your plumber in this situation. Additional costs will include digging to get to the pipe and putting everything back in order.
  • Main water supply line repair: The local water department has at least partial responsibility for these supply lines in many municipalities. However, that responsibility will end when a water meter connects to the home’s plumbing. Your plumbing bill might range from $500 up to $1,500.
  • Pipe replacement: Small pipe section replacements might only be $300, but an entire home of pipes replaced might run $7,000.
  • Septic system repair: Septic system service repairs average $2,000 depending on the location and physical access to the malfunction of the system.
  • Soft water and water treatment system repair: Not all homes have these, but repairs run from $500 to $1,000.
  • Sewer repair: If you’re lucky, a plumber can handle a sewer problem without any digging. Even that can cost money, though, nor is it always possible. Your budget for this needs to be $4,000 up to $6,000 for a major repair.
  • Water heater replacements/repairs: These often hit the end of their life within ten years. Repairs might set you back $500, but replacements can range from $1,000 to $7,000.
  • Well pump repair: If your home has water coming through a single well and stops working, repairs start at $1,000. Costs go up if serious digging and overhauling are necessary.

Cost of Residential Plumbing Repairs LV

The exact cost of residential plumbing repairs depends on your home, the particular plumbing issue, and how long it’s been going on. It’s best to reach out to a professional Las Vegas residential plumber or a multi-unit property plumbing service for accurate quotes.

Unless you know what you’re doing, it’s often best to call in experts who can get a job done quickly and limit the possibility of additional damage.