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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


New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2018
Project Description: Several small plumbing 'fix-it' or install projects
Plumbing Repairs: Leaking pipe, Fixture not draining or flushing
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Desired Project Start Date: Within a few weeks
Comment: Kitchen sink one of drain pipes has detached, occasionally bathroom sink leaks but cannot find source, bathroom shower / tab spicket leaks and knobs,etc need replacing

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Location: Amherst, NY
Date: 07/20/2018
Type of Water Heater: Storage Tank
Type of heat source : Natural gas
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: 1400 sq ft ranch brick home

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2018
Project Description: Install a new plumbing item
Plumbing Fixtures: Shower/Tub, Sink, Toilet
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: Yes
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Desired Project Start Date: Unsure about timing
Comment: I would like to create a small bathroom in my basement near existing plumbing lines (sewer & water lines) to include a toilet, sink and shower stall.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Desired Project Start Date: Within a few weeks

New Lead
Project: Install, Replace or Repair a Main Sewer Pipe
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/20/2018
Nature of Project: Replace existing sewer pipe from home to street
Reason for Service: Plumber or other professional has recommended it
Distance to Street (ft.): 200824, 101 to 250 feet
Property Owner: Yes
Desired Project Start Date: Within a few weeks
Comment: Need an assessment on condition of drain

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Location: williamsville, NY
Date: 07/19/2018
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: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Requires Work on Historical Structure: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Request for Commercial Location: No
Are you updating a shower or a bathtub?: Both
Comment: I want an estimate on having a service provider cut the middle of my tub thereby modifying my porcelain bathtub to convert it using the Bathtub Conversions by T. Kister - custom-made conversion kits.

New Lead
Project: Repair or Replace a Sump Pump
Location: blasdell, NY
Date: 07/19/2018
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem Description: Other
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/19/2018
Type of tub install: Shower / tub combo
Bathtub: Replace or move existing bathtub
Plumbing fixtures: No - I do not plan to install new plumbing fixtures
Tile: No - I do not plan to install new tile
Part of larger remodel: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I need new tub and sink

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/19/2018
Type of Water Heater: Storage Tank
Type of heat source : Natural gas
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I would like an estimate on

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Buffalo, NY
Date: 07/19/2018
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 garbage disposal

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
Blaser Plumbing
220 Sheridan Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14211
All Around Home Renovations
2913 Lear Rd.
West Batavia, NY 14020
On the Move Enterprises Inc.
18 Arthur Ave
Blasdell, NY 14219