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Baton Rouge Plumbing

Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, contains some of the most expensive real estate in the state. Established professionals, new graduates, and college students all call the city home. Renters and homeowners are equally likely to require the professional services of a plumber to perform simple repairs, routine maintenance, or to install new equipment such as faucets, toilets, or pipes.

Plumbing is a booming business that thrives in Baton Rouge, just as much as it does in every other city and town in the United States. Pipes burst, toilets leak, and water heaters need repairs regardless of geography. The state requires Baton Rouge plumbers to be licensed and insured to protect consumers and clients while ensuring the highest degree of knowledge and skill.

Prominent Baton Rouge Neighborhoods

Newsmax lists Baton Rouge among the five largest cities in Louisiana, rating it second only to New Orleans. From the Mall of Louisiana to the Bluebonnet Swamp, the city has plenty to offer. It also offers homeowners a variety of options when it comes to hiring a plumber. Whether homeowners live right in the city center or in a nearby suburban neighborhood, a nearby plumber is likely ready to fix any problems. Three of the most popular Baton Rouge neighborhoods include the following:

  1. Shenandoah — Shenandoah is a popular neighborhood situated approximately 15 miles from downtown. This established suburban neighborhood is home to a combination of medium to large single-family homes and apartment buildings and complexes, making it well suited for families and young professionals. The majority of its residents are executives and professionals.
  2. Highlands/Perkins — Residents of the Highlands/Perkins neighborhood only need to travel about 6 miles to get downtown to the city's business district. This suburban neighborhood offers its residents a variety of home styles ranging from sprawling plantations to modern architectural beauties. Choose from planned communities filled with cottages and ranges, historic homes, or upscale country-club style developments with lush lawns and many amenities.
  3. South Baton Rouge — From impressive estates to simple ranches, the homes of the South Baton Rouge neighborhood offer prospective residents a variety of home sizes and styles. The average household income for residents of this neighborhood is substantially higher than the city's average. Other amenities include upscale shops, excellent golfing at the Country Club of Louisiana, and plenty of restaurants and entertainment venues.

Local Cost Information for Typical Plumbing Tasks in Baton Rouge

Keeping a home's plumbing in good repair is an essential task. Using the right materials and performing the work according to local codes and ordinances is part of the reason it's so important for homeowners to rely on the experience and expertise of a professional plumber.

The costs associated with getting this type of work done vary widely depending on the scope of the project. For example, the involved job of installing a water main typically costs $1,406, according to the national average, while installing new plumbing pipes costs an average of $1,182. The smaller task of installing a faucet costs around $245, while the average cost of repairing a toilet hovers around $194. The following table examines three common plumbing tasks and the associated costs.

Task Type

National Average Price

Baton Rouge Average Price

Hiring a plumber

$280

$290

Repairing a clogged drain

$199

$214

Repairing a water heater

$482

$193

As the above table demonstrates, homeowners in Baton Rouge may pay slightly higher average prices than the national average for various plumbing tasks, which include the following:

  • Hiring a plumber is key to fixing everything from a leaky pipe to a running toilet. Leaking pipes are most common during winter, but they can happen year-round. Avoid potentially disastrous water damage by hiring a plumber to fix a leaking pipe before it becomes a major problem.
  • Clogs are among the most common plumbing problems in Baton Rouge and around the United States. Although a plunger and chemical clog remover can work wonders in some situations, extreme clogs may require a professional.
  • Water heater problems can wreak havoc on homeowners' daily lives. After all, few people enjoy taking an ice-cold shower. Professional plumbers can help maintain, repair, or replace water heaters as necessary.

Licensing & Insurance Requirements in Baton Rouge for Plumbers

In Baton Rouge, plumbers who are just starting out can work as an apprentice or helper under the direct supervision of a journeyman plumber. State law requires that any plumbing business employ at least one master plumber and a journeyman with a Louisiana license.

Additionally, state law mandates a ratio of one-to-one for all apprentices and supervising journeyman plumbers. Additionally, to bid on or complete plumbing jobs that cost $10,000 or more, plumbers must have a contractor's license and a master plumbing license. The two main plumbing licenses include:

  • Licensed Journeyman: These plumbers must have 5 years or a minimum of 8,000 hours of full-time plumbing experience to be eligible to take the licensure exam. Additionally, three licensed master plumbers or journeymen must sign the applicant's paperwork to verify the work experience. After passing the exam, the applicant must complete an initial license form and pay $50 to obtain the license.
  • Master Plumber: Applicants for this license must have an active Louisiana journeyman license. To apply, the applicant must complete the paperwork, include a photograph, and include a check or money order for $110. After passing the exam, applicants must complete an initial license form and mail it back along with a $190 fee for active plumbers or $40 for inactive plumbers.

The state requires all Baton Rouge master plumbers and plumbing businesses to carry several insurances, including vehicle liability to cover all service vehicles, general liability to protect clients and customers, and worker's compensation to protect the employees. Baton Rouge plumbers can also join the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Louisiana (PHCCLA). This professional association helps provide networking tools, educational resources, and budget-friendly benefits to help plumbers build successful businesses.

How Plumbing Affects the Value of a Home in Baton Rouge

Prospective homebuyers and renters expect a home to have working plumbing; anything less is sure to turn people away. Making necessary repairs and updates can provide a competitive edge in the Baton Rouge housing market. Hiring a knowledgeable, experienced plumber is essential to having plumbing work done correctly and to code. From leaking faucets to pipe problems, professional plumbers know how to work with the materials and cope with emergent situations. When choosing a plumber, be sure to pick a licensed and insured professional. For complex plumbing issues, ask if the plumber has any certifications or updated training through a local professional association. Whenever possible, get a written contract with all the terms listed clearly.

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Baton Rouge, LA


New Lead
Project: Repair or Install Gas Piping
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

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Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Very low pressure when turn on hot water In main kitchen sink. Plus, we have a 2nd sink also in kitchen that is always clogged & garbage disposer doesn't operate.

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Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Replace 2 faucets behind washer. Repair leaking lavatory faucet in bathroom. Exterior gas light not working.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Install dishwasher as well

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
Bathtub: Replace or move existing bathtub
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I am looking for some restoration. bathtub flooring and electrical work

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Np, LA
Date: 08/23/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: un clog a storm drain

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/22/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
What type of toilet?: Standard flow toilet
Plumbing Repairs: Leaks/drips
For installs, have you already bought the toilet?: Yes
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I have two toilets and potentially a third that will need to be reinstalled.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/22/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Building a bathroom in my shed

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/22/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Installation
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Remove and replace 2 bathroom sinks and faucets and replace 1 shower faucet.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Date: 08/22/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Other
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Emergency Service
Comment: I have two plumbing item I need checked and fixed if needed. First. My kitchen sink plumbing which includes the dishwasher and garbage disposer is leaking.' Second. I have a P trap in my attic which may be causing my heat pump/ac unit, also in the attic, water backflow to trip and shuts down the unit.

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