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Decoding Your Plumbing Costs

Too much, too little, just right. It may sound like the theme of a children’s bedtime story, but it is often the question you are left with when choosing a plumber. No matter what type of job you need to be completed, there will be a plumber in almost every price range.
However, there is a secret to deciding the proper cost… it’s simple but rings true. If a plumber is quoting you a price that is extremely low, chances are he will leave you with shoddy work or nickel and dime the job.
If a plumber is extremely expensive, you might be dealing with a scam artist. We’ve listed 3 common plumbing problems, why you shouldn’t wait to get them repaired, and what you might expect to pay for them. Keep reading for more information!

The Problem With Leaky Pipes

“leakrepaircost”It isn’t a massive secret that having a leaking pipe is something that should be addressed.
However, sometimes repairs can be placed on the back burner and end up not getting done… this is the last thing that should happen!
A leaking pipe can cause expensive water damage and mold that requires professional removal. Many companies do not factor in the labor but instead tack it on after, leading to surprises when the bill is due. The Plumbing Dr. does not do this, you will know the cost of the service upfront before any work is started.

Getting Rid of Annoying Clogs

“clogrepaircost”Clogged pipes can be a pain, and need immediate drain cleaning. Aside from the slow-moving water, they can cause low water pressure, overflowed toilets, and even cracked pipes.
If you’re just now noticing a clog, it probably isn’t an emergency but should be taken care of soon. The last thing you should do is attempt to fix it yourself with either drain snakes or chemical cleaners.
Drain snakes are a great option when used professionally but can damage your pipes if misused. Chemical drain cleaners are even worse as they can cause damage to your pipes, don’t typically get rid of the clog entirely, and are dangerous to your family and the environment.
Ideally, a plumber will be able to fish out the clog using a drain snake. Unfortunately, if the clog is out of reach of the tool, this may not be an option. In that case, hydro jetting will be recommended.
Hydro jetting is the use of water at high pressures to blast away debris, clogs, contaminants, and even tree roots. This service is priced based on the severity of the clog and the type of drain being cleaned.

Don’t Waste Water!

“drippingfaucet”A dripping faucet may cost you more per year on your water bill. However, leaving the fixture in a state of disrepair could cause mold to grow or the need to replace it prematurely.
Luckily, the cost to repair a dripping faucet is very affordable, which could be covered by your water bill savings!