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Durham Plumbers

Locals and visitors often refer to Durham, North Carolina, as the "City of Medicine," a nickname it began earning back in 1906 when two local pharmacists developed BC Headache Powder. Since those early days, Durham's healthcare industry has become its largest employer with approximately one in every three people working in a health-related field. This vibrant city also houses art and science museums, two respected universities, more than 300 restaurants, and over 40 annual festivals.

With a population of more than 229,000 people, Durham keeps its plumbers busy. Whether they live in downtown apartments or lavish homes, the city’s residents inevitably need the services of a reliable plumber at one point or another. Homeowners preparing for planned plumbing projects should get two or three estimates before hiring a plumber to be sure the prices are competitive.

Local Costs for Plumbing Tasks

Across the country, homeowners pay an average of $281 to hire a plumber for common jobs such as toilet repair. Homeowners in Durham pay an average of $232 when they hire a plumber for average plumbing projects.

Although some plumbers charge a flat fee, others charge by the hour with average rates ranging from $45 to $150 per hour across the country, depending on the plumbing job and timing. The following table compares the average prices some of the most common plumbing tasks in Durham to the national average:

Plumbing Task

National Average

Durham Average

Repair a clogged drain

$200

$207

Install a water heater

$941

$866

Install a faucet

$239

$702

Repair a well pump

$743

$1,141

Install a faucet

$239

$237

As the above table demonstrates, homeowners in Durham pay prices that are close to the national average for most plumbing projects. While evaluating the cost of a plumbing job, homeowners should consider the factors that typically affect pricing, including the complexity of the job and the timing of the request. One of the most notable examples includes plumbing emergencies, which cost premium prices—plumbers usually charge extra fees for after-hours visits.

Necessary Licensing and Qualifications

Durham homeowners should guard against unskilled plumbers by only hiring licensed and insured plumbers. Plumbers must obtain their plumbing license from North Carolina’s State Licensing Board. Applicants must also pass a licensing exam and have at least 4,000 hours of experience. Experts recommend that homeowners verify that the plumber has general liability insurance to cover any damages or injuries caused by an accident.

Hiring an unlicensed or uninsured plumber leaves the homeowner vulnerable to shoddy workmanship or the costs of any damages that occur during the plumbing work. In addition to their state credentials, Durham plumbers might belong to professional organizations such as the North Carolina chapter of the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) or the North Carolina Plumbing Inspectors Association.

How Plumbing Affects the Value of a Home

Upgrading the plumbing in a home simply for cosmetic reasons won’t give it a real boost in value; however, ignoring necessary upgrades can cause the value to plummet by approximately 20 percent. Buyers do not want to buy a home that needs major upgrades, and plumbing problems typically dissuade buyers almost immediately. In addition to being inconvenient, issues such as leaks cause catastrophic damage, including structural problems, rot, and mold, all of which can leave a home uninhabitable.

To maximize their home’s appeal, many Durham homeowners make sure to maintain their plumbing systems, address problems promptly, and upgrade fixtures to give kitchens and bathrooms a fresh look. Similarly, many locals upgrade to high-efficiency plumbing such as low-flow toilets, showerheads, and water heaters to save on utilities and maximize the home’s appeal to buyers. These relatively inexpensive projects ensure a home is appealing to shoppers.

Prominent Durham Neighborhoods

Durham is a city with many nooks and crannies to call home. Each of the neighborhoods located in the “Triangle” offers its own charm and allure, with homes that range from modern apartments to historic houses. Residents of the Downtown neighborhood enjoy living near the city's heartbeat in the center of all the action. Apartments and lofts make up the housing options here, appealing to young professionals who thrive on living within walking distance of downtown's seven districts, delicious restaurants, and boutique shops. Many of the people who live in Duke Forest work at Duke University and Duke Hospital, which are both located nearby. The neighborhood features a larger number of Midcentury modern homes than nearly any other neighborhood in the city. For historic homes, many of which were built between 1920 and the 1990s, many residents flock to the historic Forest Hills neighborhood—retrofitting plumbing is a common task in the Hills and the Forest thanks to the high number of older homes that need a dose of water conservation.

Durham residents interested in stellar schools and lovely fairways look for houses in and around the Croasdaile neighborhood. Croasdaile is situated surrounding the Croasdaile Country Club, which features an 18-hole golf course. Locals also list the Apex neighborhood among the best in and around the city, with its ample amenities, lovely homes, and friendly community feeling. Residents can choose from a variety of housing options, including single-family homes and condos. Restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment are plentiful here, making it an appealing option for everyone from young professionals to growing families.

The types of plumbing services that the city’s residents need often depend on the type of home they live in. Older homes require more significant updates than modern, new construction. Pipes, water heaters, and fixtures all have a life expectancy, beyond which the likelihood of problems increases. Some of Durham’s most common plumbing problems include clearing clogged drains, repairing toilets, maintaining water heaters, and installing new sinks, faucets, and tubs.

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Durham, NC


New Lead
Project: Install Plumbing in a Remodel or Addition
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/27/2017
Type of Project: Install in new addition
Rooms Included: Bathroom(s), Laundry or utility room, Kitchen
Plumbing Fixtures Needed: Utility sink, Shower/Tub, Pedestal sink
Appliances Needed: Other appliances
Wall Access: All walls will be exposed
Existing Gas Piping: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I need someone with RV experience to hook my tiny house bathroom sink, mini-washing machine, and kitchen sink to a greywater system, which I will buy (advice from the plumber would be welcome).

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Shower
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/27/2017
Type of shower install: Free-standing shower
Shower: Replace or move existing shower
Plumbing fixtures: Yes - I plan to install new plumbing fixtures
Tile: Yes - I plan to install new tile
Part of larger remodel: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/27/2017
Extensiveness of Remodel: I plan to maintain existing bathroom floorplan
Shower / Bath: Yes - I want to move or install a new shower or bath
Toilet: No - I will keep the existing toilet as is
Cabinets / Vanity: No - I do not plan to update the cabinets / vanity
Countertops: No - I do not plan to update the countertops
Sinks: No - I do not plan to update the sinks
Flooring: No - I do not plan to update the flooring
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months
Are you updating a shower or a bathtub?: Bathtub
Comment: I want to remodel an existing standard bathtub into a walk-in shower. Time is important as I am coming home from the hospital

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/27/2017
Project Description: Install a new plumbing item
Is this an emergency?: No
Plumbing Repairs: Item not working at all
Plumbing Fixtures: Disposal, Faucet, Pipe, Sink
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
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: Install or replace a new plumbing item remodeling kitchen need pipes re worked ,new sink installed,garbage disposal installed and possible new tankless water heater installed

New Lead
Project: Install a Tankless Water Heater System
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/27/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Kind of Heater: Whole house
Type of heat source : Natural gas
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
Comment: I'm thinking of buying a Rinnai RL94 and would need your installation service.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/26/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Drains slowly
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Emergency Service
Comment: Suspect tree roots grown into sewer line.

New Lead
Project: Repair or Replace a Sump Pump
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/26/2017
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: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/26/2017
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

New Lead
Project: Install, Replace or Repair a Main Sewer Pipe
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/26/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Comment: Hook up home to county sewer system

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 06/26/2017
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: It suddenly stopped

Unscreened Plumbing Contractors in Durham

Luck's Plumbing
702 Roxboro Rd.
Haw River, NC 27258
Lawrence Homes, Inc.
3192 Brassfield Rd.
Creedmoor, NC 27522
The Plumbing & Sewer Doctor
P.O. Box 31
Rolesville, NC 27571
Revival, Trim and Finish
301 Tracy Trail
Durham, NC 27712
Russell Home Services
3 Berkshire Place
Smithfield, NC 27577
Faith Services, Inc.
2307 Lindmont Ave.
Durham, NC 27704
Home Repairs Plus
4222 Old Highway 75
Stem, NC 27581
Triangle Home Improvement
4208 Windsor Place
Raleigh, NC 27609

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