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Buffalo Plumbing

The charming city of Buffalo, New York, offers everything from natural attractions to a vibrant arts scene. Just 20 minutes away from Niagara Falls, the region boasts unparalleled natural beauty. Its northern location also makes it a thriving winter destination, with many seasonal attractions that take advantage of the cool, snowy climate. No matter how much DIY knowledge homeowners may have, it's a safe bet that they will require the services of a professional plumber at some point.

Buffalo's plumbers can do everything from fixing a leaky faucet to installing a new water heater. Residents of the "City of Good Neighbors" must be particularly vigilant about keeping the plumbing in good shape, especially during the frigid winter months. Always use a licensed, insured plumber to be sure that the job gets done correctly and efficiently.

Common Buffalo Service Areas

Downtown Buffalo has become a desirable spot for millennials and young professionals, thanks to the variety of apartments, converted warehouses, and lofts. From the hip downtown area to family-friendly suburbs, Buffalo plumbers serve a wide area, including six of the city's most popular neighborhoods:

  1. North Park — North Park is among the city's most popular neighborhoods. Within 15 minutes, residents can travel to and from downtown. North Park offers plenty of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and public transportation. The cost of living and home prices tend to be higher here than in other areas of Buffalo.
  2. Delaware-West Ferry — Just minutes from downtown, Delaware-West Ferry offers a combination of single-family homes, townhouses, and apartment rentals, making it well suited for families and young professionals. The neighborhood offers plenty of perks, including shops, coffee shops, and readily available public transportation.
  3. Schiller Park — Schiller Park offers some of the most affordable housing options in Buffalo, with single and multi-family homes that cost approximately 36 percent less than the city's average. Residents can choose from several parks, shops, and eateries right in the neighborhood, or they can travel less than 5 miles to hit downtown Buffalo.
  4. Williamsville — The family-friendly village of Williamsville combines small town charm and historic homes with stellar parks and a thriving business district. This popular suburb, renowned for its parades and holiday events, is located 13 miles outside of Buffalo.
  5. East Aurora — East Aurora also offers old-time village charm. This suburb, located 20 miles from downtown, is popular among middle class families who enjoy the excellent school system and the variety of businesses, including a vintage five and dime store.
  6. Clarence — Just 20 miles from Buffalo, Clarence combines proximity to the city with a bustling community that can stand on its own two legs. Home to a predominantly upper middle class population, residents of Clarence can choose from numerous parks and hot spots, such as Buffalo Brewpub and the Museum of European Art.

Local Cost Information for Typical Plumbing Tasks in Buffalo

Keeping a home's plumbing in good repair is an essential task, especially in the cold, snowy climate of Buffalo. Avoid frozen pipes and winter disasters by hiring a knowledgeable, experienced plumber to perform all the necessary repairs or upgrades to the existing plumbing system.

Plumbing costs typically vary depending on the size and scope of the project. For example, some smaller tasks, such as repairing a toilet, costs approximately $194, while cleaning a septic tank costs an average of $372. The following table lists other common plumbing tasks and compares Buffalo's average prices with the national average.

Task Type

National Average Price

Buffalo's Average Price

Hiring a plumber

$280

$313

Repairing a clogged drain

$199

$265

Repairing a water heater

$482

$486

Repairing a sump pump

$455

$448

Installing a water heater

$888

$821

Installing new plumbing pipes

$1,182

$575

Installing a bathtub

$2,832

$4,816

As the above table demonstrates, homeowners in Buffalo can expect to payer slightly higher than average prices for many common plumbing tasks, although tasks such as installing new pipes may be significantly less expensive.

Licensing & Insurance Requirements for Buffalo Plumbers

Buffalo plumbers are required to have a license after completing an apprenticeship and all required educational training. There are two license types: journeyman plumber and master plumber. Becoming licensed requires experience, training, and the completion of the appropriate applications. Fees include an exam fee of approximately $21. After passing the test, applicants must pay $126 for a license that must be renewed every 2 years.

Journeyman plumbers — These plumbers work as employees in a plumbing operation. To qualify for the exam, applicants must have at least 5 years of full-time experience working under the supervision of a master plumber, or have a combination of approved training and experience.

Master plumbers — These plumbers typically own a plumbing business and are the principal plumbers in the operation. To apply for this license, the applicant must work as a journeyman plumber for a minimum of 6,000 hours under the supervision of a licensed master plumber.

Like other contractors, plumbers in Buffalo must have general liability insurance and worker's compensation. The Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22, a plumber's union, can help connect prospective plumbers with apprenticeship programs and training opportunities. Members of the union perform a variety of plumbing jobs including:

  • Commercial, industrial and residential plumbing
  • Steamfitting
  • Fabrication

How Plumbing Affects Home Values in Buffalo

Keeping a home's plumbing up to date and in good working order gives that home a competitive edge. Homebuyers and renters in Buffalo expect plumbing to be trouble free. Performing routine maintenance and keeping up with necessary repairs and updates can help prevent catastrophic problems and enhance the home's appeal. Licensed, experienced plumbers can accomplish everything from repairing clogged toilets and cleaning sewer systems to installing new pipes and fixtures.

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Buffalo, NY


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Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Plumbing Fixtures: Pipe
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install Interior Foundation Drains or Sump Pump
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Need for Sump Pump: Other
Electric power nearby?: Yes
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install, Replace or Repair a Main Sewer Pipe
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Project: Other
Reason for Service: Wastewater backs up into bathtubs and/or other drains
Distance to Street (ft.): Less than 100 feet, 200201
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: check valve instillation needed on the line to our house. We've flooded and want to ensure it doesn't happen again before we do any reconstruction.

New Lead
Project: Install Interior Foundation Drains or Sump Pump
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Need for Sump Pump: Basement floods during storms
Electric power nearby?: Yes
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Garage or basement drain is backed up
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Emergency Service
Comment: I would like an estimate on getting some sewage back up cleaned up in the basement.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Williamsville, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: .

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Project Description: Replace an old plumbing item, Find and/or fix a leak
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Plumbing Repairs: Leaking pipe, Clogged/slow drain
Plumbing Fixtures: Pipe, Shower drain
Desired Completion Date: Within 24 hours
Historical Work: No
After Business Hours: No
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: The water tank has a hole in it

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2017
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Problem Description: No hot water, Pilot light is out
Size of water heater being replaced.: 50 Gallons
Heat Source for Hot Water: Natural gas
Replacement: Yes
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
After Business Hours: No
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes

Unscreened Plumbing Contractors in Buffalo

Case Handyman Services
4511 Harlem Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226
Emerald Heating & Cooling, Inc.
4432 S. Newstead Rd.
Akron, NY 14001
ABS Foundation Services
80 Bluff Drive
East Rochester, NY 14445
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
P.O. Box 144
Buffalo, NY 14225
Sitzman's Maytag Home Appliance
13256 Broadway
Alden, NY 14004
Roto Rooter
Direct To Your Local Office
West Seneca, NY 14224
Blaser Plumbing
220 Sheridan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211
All Around Home Renovations
2913 Lear Rd.
West Batavia, NY 14020

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