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Understanding the Cost of Plumbing Services

Trying to make sense of the cost of plumbing services?

Are you worried that a random plumbing problem could cost a fortune?

Do you want to be prepared in case of plumbing emergencies?

Plumbing incidents can happen in your home at any time! Many people worry about how much repairs will cost and how long they will take. It’s possible to fix some issues yourself, but others will require a plumber.

How much will it cost when your problem needs a plumber?

The cost may vary according to a number of factors: the area you live in, the plumber, the product you’re buying (if you’re improving existing plumbing), and the difficulty of the repair itself. There may even be damage to other parts of your home from your plumbing problem, which could increase your cost.

Plumbing services are comprised of two to three separate costs which are added for a total price. They can be split up as follows:

Labor Charges

The average cost of labor for plumbing services in the Ann Arbor area is $110-$130 an hour. This price could be more if the problem is urgent and needs attention outside of a plumber’s normal hours.

Flat Fees

Flat fees are the cost of the installation/cleaning service itself. These range in cost because of the vast number of products that can be installed and the amount of time and complexity each requires. Additional materials required can also make a difference in terms of price.


Products in your home such as your bathtub, sink, or water heater sometimes need to be upgraded. Remodeling any room in the house with plumbing – such as the kitchen or bathroom – may also be needed. Improvements and enhancements are separate from the labor charges but can sometimes take the place of flat fees, depending on the project. These other costs are entirely dependent on the product you’re buying and the amount of complexity in installing that product.


Are you facing plumbing problems? Do you need to remodel or upgrade existing plumbing? Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating offers plumbing services in the Ann Arbor area 24/7. Give us a call today and we’ll answer any of your questions and concerns! ­­­

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