How Much Do Professional Plumbing Services Cost in Southern California?

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When you have to call a plumber, more often than not it’s for an unexpected occurrence in your home that needs to be addressed immediately. If you have little experience in dealing with plumbing services, you likely have no idea what to expect in terms of cost. While each individual plumbing service will vary in price, the information below will offer you some idea of what you will pay in Southern California, specifically in San Diego, according to ProMatcher.

Drain Cleaning

If you have a blockage in your drain and have tried all of the home remedies you can, it’s time to enlist professional help. In the San Diego area, the price range you can expect to pay for unclogging a drain will be between $150.93–$184.79. The average cost is $167.86 at a fixed rate for unclogging any type of drain. Keep in mind that this is an approximation – each individual case is different, and based on how much work is needed, there may be variations.

Fixture and Line Installation

Whether you have finally gotten around to updating the kitchen or that bathroom you have always wanted to, or are even installing an entirely new one, here are some of the potential costs you could have in front of you, based on your needs for the newly-modified space. If you have a major job ahead and need to hire a residential plumbing contractor, expect to pay $88.69–$100.62 per hour, with the average hourly cost being $94.66, not including parts and additional materials. Below is a list of the average costs of various jobs in San Diego:

  • Toilet replacement or installation: $193.02 (solely for labor, with pre-purchased toilet)
  • Bathtub installation or replacement: $2,579 fixed fee (acrylic tub)
  • Sewer line installation: $83.85/foot
  • Water main installation or repair: $51.60/foot

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps are crucial installations to keep your home dry and free of water damage in the face of heavy rain and flooding. It is incredibly important to service your sump pump annually at the very least, and to call in a professional right away at any sign of trouble. In San Diego, for the brand-new installation of a sump pump, the average price you can expect to pay would be around $1,257.75 for a submersible pump. Repairing it if you experience a malfunction would be substantially less.

Call Liberty Today

At Liberty Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on our integrity, and will never overcharge for any plumbing service we perform. We are both professional and confident that you will enjoy working with us. Schedule a service today by calling (951) 760-4215. We are based in Winchester, CA and serve the surrounding area.