Do you immediately see dollar signs when the plumber you called has a list of suggested replacement parts? Chances are you have experienced a plumbing emergency if you have owned a home for more than a few years. The cost of repairs greatly depends on the type of repairs and damage. Brevard’s Best Plumbing has worked with many customers through the years strives to always communicate the true cost of parts and plumbing repairs.
Here are Five Common Parts Plumbers Replace
Repairing a Clogged Toilet, Sink, and Bathtub
Most families can’t go a long time without a bathtub or toilet. The majority of the cost comes from the time involved in clearing the clog. Clearing out pipes often requires a lot of manual labor. Occasionally a toilet clogs because the guts no longer are strong enough to forcefully flush the elements. While it’s minimal, these parts often wear out long before the toilet itself.
Replacing Leaking or Burst Pipes
Leaking and burst pipes can cause a lot of damage, especially if you don’t notice the problem quickly. Replacing exposed pipes such as in a laundry room or under a kitchen sink can cost a few hundred dollars, whereas pumping water out, replacing carpet and drywall can leave you with a hefty bill in the thousands.
Replacing Pipes in the Ceiling or Walls
Do you have pipes leaking in your walls or the ceiling? The majority of these repairs can come from having to cut out drywall to reach the pipes. These plumbing repairs are often more costly because of the additional material required to fully complete the job.
Repairing Leaks Under the Slab
Many modern homes have a concrete foundation called a slab. A water leak under the slab is one of the most costly types of repairs because it requires more time and is more extensive. The parts and materials replaced along the way may depend on the length of the pipe under the slab.
Replacing A Water Heater
Another common plumbing repair is fixing or replacing your water heater. The bulk of the cost beyond a new water heater are the parts required to ensure it functions properly. This may include a drain pan, supply lines, water venting parts, and a water heater value.
When you need plumbing parts replaced it’s important to work with a licensed contractor. Brevard’s Best Plumbing provides service to all of Brevard County Florida specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and whole house services such as repiping. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.