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  • A luxurious kitchen sink in front of a window

    7 Common Reasons You Have a Clogged Kitchen Sink

    A clogged kitchen sink can be caused by a number of things, including grease, coffee grounds, and random objects. This article provides the most common reasons a kitchen sink and pipes get stopped up—and steps you can take to remedy the situation.

  • The interior of a bathroom with a ceramic toilet

    7 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Toilet

    The toilet is one area of the house that everyone notices when it stops working. Using this guide, you’ll learn whether you should replace or repair your toilet, based on several key signs such as age, leaks, and frequent repairs.

  • Little girl pours water into glass

    Are PEX Pipes Safe for Drinking Water?

    PEX plumbing may leach contaminants into the tap water of your home, but more studies are needed to determine if PEX is safe for drinking water. Here’s what we know about PEX pipes and how they compare to other forms of household plumbing.

Hiring a Plumber


  1. How much do plumbers typically charge?

    The average cost to hire a plumber is between $45 and $150 per hour, while some may be more expensive, there will typically not be any cheaper option that would be qualified and licensed to do the work.

  2. How much are typical plumbing repair costs?

    The average cost for a repair is around $150. However, each project is different and costs can range from $100 to fix a leaky pipe or toilet, to several thousand dollars to fix a slab leak or replace a water heater.

  3. Should plumbers be certified or licensed?

    Yes. Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local plumbing guidelines.

  4. What questions should I ask a plumbing contractor?

    There are several questions or things to know before hiring a plumber to do any work in your home.

    •   Do they have proper licensing?

    •   Do they charge for estimates?

    •   What is the response time?

    •   Do they have any specialties?

  5. How many plumbers are in the U.S.?

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2020, there were 417,440 plumbers employed in America. Their average salary was $29.37 per hour, with an annual wage of $61,100.  California has the most plumbers employed (43,540) with Texas (39,810) following just behind.  Alaska has the highest average hourly wage at $42.38 per hour.