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When you have a plumbing issue that needs professional attention, look no further than Handy. No matter how skilled you might be at home maintenance, some jobs should only ever be tackled by a professional, and plumbing is one of them. When you book plumbers through the Handy platform, you'll be booking a cheap but reliable plumbing professionalwho will know just where to look to find the source of the problem and who will have all the righttools and expertise to fix it.

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Plumbers on the Handy platform have experience in fixing all the common (and uncommon) plumbing problems that plague homes. Whether you’ve got a water heater leaking, a clogged toilet, or a blocked drain, chances are that your plumber will have seen and dealt with a similar job before. When you use the Handy app or website, you’ll be connected to experienced plumbers who’ll know exactly what to do, no matter how big or small the job might be.

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When you book an affordable plumber, whether it's to fix a broken boiler or to unclog a drain, you want to know they're skilled enough for the task at hand. Nothing is worse than sending an amateur with a wrench to look at your pipes. Odds are, there will be more damage than when they started. All plumbers on the Handy platform are vetted, verified, and screened way before they arrive at your home, so you can be sure that they're the right person for the job.

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There are few things worse than waiting for a plumber after being given an 8 hour time window, while your sink is spouting water all over the carpet or your toilet is overflowing. Using the Handy platform, you can arrange an exact time for your plumber to arrive, which means you don’t have to take an entire day off of work to sit around and wait for them. The plumbers on the Handy platform have seen it all and they have the ratings and reviews to prove it. We’ll match the details of your job with a reliable plumber in your area before you know it.

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The Handy customer service team is online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any concerns either before, during, or after your job, someone will be in contact with you to help make things right. No matter how big or small your job is, we’re confident that you’ll be satisfied by the affordable plumbers on the Handy platform. When you book plumbing services through Handy, you’re in charge of when the work gets done. And should your situation change, you can always cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least to 24 hours’ notice.

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The Best Plumbers Bring the Right Equipment

When you book a plumber using the Handy platform for water heater installation, to unclog a toilet, or to clean out your drains, they’ll always arrive with the equipment they’ll need to do a great job. It’s in their interest as much as it’s in yours to complete every job quickly, professionally, and efficiently. That’s why when they show up, they’ll be prepared for whatever curveballs your plumbingrepairs may throw at them. When you use the Handy platform to book the best plumbers, you’ll be asked to input a few details about the plumbing repair job. Using that information, your chosen plumbing services provider will be able to prepare in advance and ensure they bring everything they need.

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The Importance of Plumbing Expertise

Even attempting to fix your plumbingrepairs on your own without proper knowledge can cause massive problems down the line. Book your plumber using the Handy platform and you’ll be matched withplumbers who know just what they’re doing. Experienced and practiced in their craft, they’ll provide you with the best job at a price that won’t break the bank. When you use Handy to find cheap plumbers, you can rest assured that you’ll be connected with a capable plumbingservice who will get your job done without you having to worry about how much a plumber costs ever again.

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Keep Your Home Safe

With experience and expertise, your plumbers will be able to inspect your plumbingrepairs and fixtures and identify where any problems may have originated. With the right tools on hand, they’ll be able to fix the problem, right there and then. If your water heater has triggered a full-blown flood, they’ll know exactly how and where to shut off the water supply. Should the flood be the result of a burst pipe, they’ll be able to change it before it can do any additional damage. Expert, cheap, andlocal plumbers know a lot about their craft that we do not, and the Handy platform gives you the opportunity to book them and benefit from their knowledge and ability.

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Will I need tools or will my plumbingprofessional bring them?

Professionals always come prepared with the proper tools and supplies to get your job done right. However, the more detail you can provide your professional about your plumbing repairs in advance, the better. Please make sure you let your plumber know any specifics ahead of time.

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After your booking is confirmed, Handy will send you confirmation emails and messages about your booking and professional. You can contact your professional at any time with questions or concerns you might have.

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My name is Phil and I live in Pleasant Grove, Utah. I’ve been serving as handyman for about 15 years now. Working in heavy construction industry has allowed me to fine-tune my skill set in a variety of tasks. From home theater and electrical installations, to carpentry and mechanical installs, my experience reaches into all kinds of tasking for homeowners and businesses.

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Sean F.

Excellent handy man. Really versatile and thorough in what he was able to fix and really took the time to make sure it was done right.

James R.

Fantastic service, lovely guy. On time and explained the issue in a way I could undetstand. Happily have him again.

Anisio R.

Richard was on time and finished the work in a good pace. He had to squueze himself in to fix a broke pipe and did it with no complaints.

Itzhak M.

Jerzy did a great job of fitting a new shower unit and diagnosing a heating problem with a separate existing shower unit. Friendly service.

Michael W.

Bruce did a great job. He was on time and very professional. He is knowledgeable I would hire him again with no reservations.

Victor J.

Mark was great! He did an amazing job with helping me install a water softener. I would gladly work with him again.

Damien P.

Truly great service. Great expertise and finished the job perfectly. I appreciated most his flexibility and taking the time to help me out

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Fantastic, thorough, friendly and very knowledgeable.Best handy representative I've worked with. You can have peace of mind with David.

Dan M.

Mo was great - fixed 3 things really efficiently including pipe hammering and leaking valve on tap. Would highly recommend.

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He had the knowledge and tools to complete the hookup of the vanity. He was very professional and took care of every detail.

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FAQs

What do most plumbers charge per hour? ›

Plumbers usually charge for their work by the hour, and the national average cost is about $100 per hour plus a service fee or minimum charge. Overall, hourly rates for plumbing can range from $25 to $200, depending on the experience level of the plumber and on the repair needed.

What is plumber short answer? ›

Plumbers are skilled professionals who install and maintain piping and water systems in residential and commercial buildings. They learn through training courses and on-the-job experience. If you enjoy fixing things and interacting with people, then plumbing can be a good career option for you.

How do I find a reliable local plumber? ›

7 Tips for Finding the Right Plumber
  1. Make sure your plumber is licensed and insured. ...
  2. Ask how long they have been in business for. ...
  3. Inquire about written estimates. ...
  4. Check reviews and references. ...
  5. Compare competition. ...
  6. Personal referrals. ...
  7. Professional referrals.

How do you know if a plumber is qualified? ›

In addition to their credentials and any referrals, you should always pick a plumber who can provide:
  • A physical address.
  • A contact telephone number.
  • An established time in business.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Their WaterSafe Registration.
  • Their Gas Safe Registration (if they work on gas systems)

Can you negotiate with a plumber? ›

Furthermore, sometimes (but not always) plumbers have some negotiating room on their flat rate. If you don't like the price, try haggling. The worst that can happen is he says “no.” But if a plumber is having a slow day, he may be willing to drop his rate somewhat to get the job.

How much does unclogging a toilet cost? ›

The plumber may also need to use tools such as a snake and will charge for it in addition to the hourly rate. The average cost of unclogging a toilet ranges from $113 to $327.

How much do local plumbers charge? ›

A qualified plumber near you will typically charge between $45 to $200 per hour or more. Recent data from HomeAdvisor found a range of $175 to $480 with an average cost of about $330.

Do plumbers do free quotes? ›

Most professional plumbers offer clients a free estimate, which means they will come to your house, look at the job, and quote you an estimated cost. Don't let a plumber give you a price over the phone without looking at the repair first, because any estimate given this way will most likely be inaccurate.

What are the 4 types of plumbing? ›

There are five main types of plumbing pipe materials that are still in use today: copper, galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and cross-linked polyethylene (PEX).
...
  • PVC Pipes. ...
  • PEX Pipes. ...
  • ABS Pipes. ...
  • Copper Pipes. ...
  • Cast Iron and Galvanized Steel Pipes.
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What is a good sentence for plumber? ›

​a person whose job is to fit and repair things such as water pipes, toilets, etc. I think we'll have to call the plumber to fix that tap.

What are the 6 types of plumbing? ›

When it comes to all the things a plumber can do, you can see we're a talented bunch.
  • Water supply. Plumbers are responsible for installing the hot and cold water to your bathrooms and kitchens. ...
  • Sanitary plumbing. ...
  • Gasfitting. ...
  • Drainage. ...
  • Roofing. ...
  • Mechanical Services.
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Why does plumber charge so much? ›

Plumbers Are Highly Skilled

Professional plumbing requires a set of unique skills and knowledge that come more naturally to some people than others, and when you hire a plumber, you're paying for their expertise in their field.

What is the most common residential plumbing problem? ›

The most common plumbing problems are clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, water heater issues, low water pressure, and a running toilet.

What is a plumber most likely to install? ›

Plumbers install, repair and service almost anything relating to plumbing equipment: that means water pipes, fixtures, central-heating system, drinking-water systems, and waste-disposal systems (or toilets, as you might know them better).

What is a Level 3 plumber? ›

Level 3 is ideal if you are working within the plumbing and heating trade and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

What is a fully qualified plumber? ›

Most plumbers who do domestic work should be qualified to NVQ level 2 standard, which is roughly equivalent to an A level. Many go further and take the level 3 exams also.

What can a Level 1 plumber do? ›

The level 1 plumbing course is suitable for total beginners with no previous experience or tradespersons such as tilers, plasterers, joiners, kitchen fitters etc who wish to undertake plumbing tasks from changing taps, plumbing in a kitchen sink including a washing machine to full bathroom replacements including ...

How do I ask a contractor for a lower price? ›

How to Negotiate with a Contractor
  1. Set the Right Tone. ...
  2. Talk with Previous Clients. ...
  3. Get Multiple Bids. ...
  4. Get Details in Writing. ...
  5. Be Clear About Your Budget. ...
  6. Ask for Help Trimming Costs. ...
  7. Be Creative About Reducing the Price Tag. ...
  8. Know Who to Call if Things Go Sideways.
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Do plumbers ask for a deposit? ›

It's reasonable for a plumber to require a deposit in advance for large jobs, or in pre-arranged payments as the job progresses. But, always reserve a percentage of the total cost until the work is completed as promised.

How can I save money on plumbing repairs? ›

5 Plumbing Tips You Can Do to Save Money
  1. If you want to save money, follow these plumbing tricks:
  2. #1: Clean your drains.
  3. #2: Install low-flow toilets.
  4. #3: Repair cracks and leaks quickly.
  5. #4: Routine Maintenance.
  6. #5: Upgrade shower heads.
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Will Coke unclog drains? ›

Coke is a lesser-known fix you can find in your refrigerator. Pour a 2-liter bottle of cola — Pepsi, Coke, or generic brand substitutes — down the clogged drain. Coke is actually quite caustic and effective at clearing away buildup in your drains, but it's far milder than commercial drain cleaners.

What is the strongest thing to unclog a toilet? ›

Start by using a plunger, which creates a vacuum to force clogs out of drains. Heavy-duty plungers with either ball-shaped heads or rubber flanges on the bottom are much more effective than conventional suction cup-shaped plungers. Make sure the toilet bowl contains enough water to submerge the head of the plunger.

What is the best thing to pour in a toilet to unclog it? ›

We recommend you add a cup of baking soda to your blocked toilet and wait for some minutes. Next, pour two cups of vinegar slowly into the toilet. Vinegar and baking soda will typically react to form bubbles, so ensure you pour carefully and slowly to prevent the toilet water from overflowing or splashing.

How much does it cost to install a toilet? ›

On average, the cost to install a toilet ranges between $400 and $800. One-piece toilet labor costs range from $100 to $300. Two-piece toilets cost slightly more to install than one-piece toilets because of the additional labor. A two-piece toilet typically costs $200 to $300 to install.

How much do plumbers make an hour? ›

In the United States, the average wage for a plumber is $28.79 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which comes out to around $59,880 per year.

How much does a plumber cost to unclog a drain? ›

How much does it cost to unclog a drain? Nationwide, the average cost to clean a clogged drain is $150-$202. Plumbers charge $56-$75 on the low end and $450-$575 on the high end to repair a drain. Some plumbing projects may cost even more, depending on the scope and severity of the clogged drain.

How many quotes should I get plumber? ›

Good practice suggests that you obtain three written quotations from different tradesmen. The prices quoted may vary by significant amounts, but remember that the cheapest may not always be the best value for money, and the most expensive may not always guarantee quality.

Should I call a plumber or do it myself? ›

It's Worth It to Call a Plumber

Are you still asking yourself, “Do I need a plumber?” The answer is simple: if you want to avoid higher plumbing costs, then you should absolutely phone a pro. What's the bottom line? While there are several things you can fix by yourself, it's always a good idea to hire a professional.

How many quotes should I get for plumbing? ›

If you can, get at least three quotes from qualified plumbers before taking next steps. Learn how to spot potential repair scams and other red flags that might lead to poor plumbing work.

Which plumbing pipe is best? ›

PVC pipes: The most common type of pipe used for residential properties is PVC. These pipes are ideal for drainage applications (dirty water from sinks, toilets, etc.). They can also be used for the main water supply, as they are strong and sturdy in high-pressure conditions.

What are the 3 main regulations plumbers have to follow? ›

The three main requirements of the regulations are:
  • Plumbing systems, water fittings and water using appliances must be installed and maintained to comply with the regulations.
  • Contamination of drinking water must be prevented.
  • Advance notice of plumbing installation work must be given.

What are 3 types of plumbing in a house? ›

The plumbing system is one of the essential systems in commercial or residential buildings. It comprises three different types of plumbing systems: mainly sewage, water, and drainage plumbing. Each type of plumbing system is designed, installed, maintained and repaired by professional plumbers to ensure efficiency.

What are 10 good sentences? ›

Good sentence example
  • It felt so good to be home. 1068. ...
  • You have a good family. 688. ...
  • She is such a good seamstress. 642. ...
  • It was a good thing they were going home tomorrow. ...
  • It was all just good clean fun. ...
  • It meant a good deal to him to secure a home like this. ...
  • It would do no good to ask him why. ...
  • He had done one good deed.

What is the work of plumber in one word? ›

A Plumbers is a professional responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining pipes in commercial structures like apartment buildings or residential homes.

What is a good sentence for best? ›

Example Sentences

Adjective You should wear your best clothes tonight. We ate the best food and drank the best wines.

What type of plumbing is used in 2022? ›

For water plumbing systems, PEX pipes and copper pipes are popular options and both offer their own specialties. Although, if you're doing it on your own, PEX pipe is more popular for DIY projects since it's easy to install.

What are the two main plumbing systems in a home? ›

House plumbing consists of two systems: Water supply system. Drain-water vent system (DWV)

What kind of pipe is used for toilet drain? ›

1. PVC Pipes. PVC is a plumbing pipe known for its versatility, lightweight, and blockage resistance. PVC piping is generally used as part of a sink, toilet, or shower drain line, though it's sometimes used as a home's main water supply pipe.

Is it worth calling a plumber? ›

Frozen pipes, major leaks, backups, problems with the water main and more can cause you to lose water. You should call a plumber quickly because either the water was turned off or the water that should be going into your home is leaking somewhere else.

How much does it cost to replace pipes under bathroom sink? ›

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bathroom Sink Drain? HomeGuide says the average cost to replace a drain is between $500 to $800 for a reasonably simple pipe replacement job. There are several things that can increase the cost of this, however.

How much does it cost to replace a water valve? ›

It typically costs between $375 and $600 to replace a water shut-off valve, but the cost can reach as high as $800 or more depending on where the valve is, what type you have, and whether you hire a professional to do it.

How do you spot a dodgy plumber? ›

The cost of the plumbing job

They may instead overcharge you upon arrival. They significant inflate the cost of “plumbing parts” Insists on being paid upfront for the job in cash. Does not offer you a written quote or guarantee, especially for large jobs.

What are the most common plumbing code violations? ›

The 5 Most Common Plumbing Code Violations
  • Improper Slope.
  • Not Enough Clean-outs.
  • Improperly placed clean-outs.
  • Not installing the proper fittings for changes of direction.
  • Not enough space around the toilet.
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How long does plumbing pipes last? ›

Pipe Material

Regardless of the material, each of these plumbing products have a life span that you should know so you can gauge whether you need an upgrade. Brass, cast iron, and galvanized steel have a life span of 80 to 100 years, copper lasts 70 to 80 years, and PVC piping only survives for 24 to 50 years.

What should I look for in a good plumber? ›

7 Tips for Finding the Right Plumber
  • Make sure your plumber is licensed and insured. ...
  • Ask how long they have been in business for. ...
  • Inquire about written estimates. ...
  • Check reviews and references. ...
  • Compare competition. ...
  • Personal referrals. ...
  • Professional referrals.

What questions to ask before hiring a plumber? ›

Here, we've outlined some of the most critical questions you need to ask when hiring a plumber.
  • Are You Licensed? ...
  • Are You Insured? ...
  • What Are Your References and Credentials? ...
  • Can You Give Estimates in Writing? ...
  • How Do You Charge Your Clients? ...
  • Do You Use Subcontractors? ...
  • What Are Your Specialties?
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What should I look for in a plumbing contractor? ›

General tips on hiring a Plumber.

Consider only licensed plumbers, especially if your state requires licensing, as most US states do. Evaluate only plumbers who can deliver proof of insurance. Ask the plumber how long has he/she been in the plumbing industry. The more experience the plumber or company has, the better.

What problems do plumbers solve? ›

The most common plumbing problems are clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, water heater issues, low water pressure, and a running toilet. Each of these issues requires a different solution that we will cover below.

What should you not say to a contractor? ›

Seven Things to Never Say to a Contractor
  • Never Tell a Contractor They are the Only One Bidding on the Job. ...
  • Don't Tell a Contractor Your Budget. ...
  • Never Ask a Contractor for a Discount if You Pay Upfront. ...
  • Don't Tell a Contractor That You Aren't in A Hurry. ...
  • Do Not Let a Contractor Choose the Materials.

How do you know if a contractor is quality? ›

Referrals from neighbors, friends, and co-workers might be one of the best ways to find a quality contractor. The fact that the contractor has generated “good word of mouth” shouldn't be ignored.

Why are plumbers charging so much? ›

Plumbers Are Highly Skilled

Professional plumbing requires a set of unique skills and knowledge that come more naturally to some people than others, and when you hire a plumber, you're paying for their expertise in their field.

What is the average price for unclogging a drain? ›

How much does it cost to unclog a drain? Nationwide, the average cost to clean a clogged drain is $150-$202. Plumbers charge $56-$75 on the low end and $450-$575 on the high end to repair a drain. Some plumbing projects may cost even more, depending on the scope and severity of the clogged drain.

Should you tip your plumber? ›

Most of the time it isn't necessary to tip an electrician or plumber, Mayne says. "However, if they do anything extra or spend more time than expected, a tip is always appreciated, with the minimum being $20."

What is the most important tool for a plumber? ›

Plumber's Torch

Many plumbers seal copper piping by soldering it. You need heat to solder. Plumber's torches are small, handheld tools that allow plumbers to apply intense heat in precise areas, soldering and sealing new piping for installs and replacements. They're a must-have for any plumbing tools list.

Do plumbers leave a mess? ›

They'll clean up after themselves—but not after you.

Even though the process might be messy, good plumbers will leave your home exactly as they found it.

What are the two types of plumbers? ›

5 different types of plumbers
  • Commercial plumber. Commercial plumbers are qualified professionals who perform plumbing duties in commercial settings. ...
  • Service and repair plumber. ...
  • Residential plumber. ...
  • Sanitary plumber. ...
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