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Charlotte Plumbers

Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the bustling city of Charlotte, North Carolina, serves as the country's "International Gateway to the South." Its convenient location makes it the most sizable and most accessible city between Dallas, Texas, and Washington D.C. The city's bustling businesses and vibrant entertainment options attract residents of all kinds, creating a diverse haven where people flock to enjoy a thriving cultural scene.

Whether they live in downtown apartments or large suburban homes, Charlotte residents need plumbers to help maintain and upgrade their plumbing systems. Whenever possible, experts recommend getting estimates from at least two or three plumbers to get the most competitive prices on planned plumbing projects.

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 Charlotte pay an average of $227 when they hire a plumber for average plumbing projects.

Many plumbers charge a flat fee for simple plumbing jobs, but others charge by the hour. Average hourly rates run from $45 to $150 per hour, depending on the plumbing job and timing. The following table compares the average prices some of the most common plumbing tasks in Charlotte to the national average:

Plumbing Task

National Average

Charlotte Average

Repair a clogged drain

$200

$190

Install a water heater

$941

$840

Install new plumbing pipes

$1,100

$1,119

Repair a drain line breakage

$558

$398

Water purification system

$1,547

$2,714

The prices in Charlotte run fairly close to the national average on most tasks. When 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. For example, one of the most notable extra fees is associated with calling an emergency plumber, who typically charges extra for after-hours visits.

Necessary Licensing and Qualifications

Charlotte homeowners should only consider hiring licensed and insured plumbers. North Carolina requires its plumbers to obtain a plumbing license through the State Licensing Board. Applicants must pass a licensing exam and have at least 4,000 hours of experience before obtaining a license. Experts also recommend that homeowners verify that the plumber has general liability insurance to cover any damages or injuries caused by an accident. In addition to their state credentials, Charlotte 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 won't necessarily increase its value. However, homes in need of plumbing upgrades lose approximately 20 percent of their value if the upgrades are left undone when the home is put on the market. Additionally, homes with plumbing problems typically send buyers running because even small leaks can lead to catastrophic damage, including structural problems due to rot. Over time, leaks create a moist environment ideal for mold, which can leave a home uninhabitable.

To maximize the appeal of their houses, Charlotte homeowners 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 utility bills and maximize the home’s appeal to buyers, particularly in older homes.

Prominent Charlotte Neighborhoods and Suburbs

From the historic charm of Eastover and fixer-uppers in Selwyn Park to the upscale homes in Foxcroft and Wesley Chapel, the city of Charlotte houses a variety of neighborhoods and suburbs, each with their own unique appeal. For example, the small-town feel, beautiful yards, and great schools in the suburb of Stallings appeal to families with young children, while the apartments and city-center location of Downtown's First Ward neighborhood typically appeal to singles and young professionals who want to be near all of Charlotte’s entertainment options. Some of the city’s most prominent neighborhoods and suburbs include the following:

Neighborhoods:

  • The Arts District: The vibrant, eclectic feel of the Arts District appeals to everyone from artists and musicians to young professionals and hipsters who enjoy the live music that plays nearly every night. Known as NoDa by locals, this neighborhood offers a mixture of fixer-uppers and new construction.
  • Center City: From sleek, modern condos to older and more affordable single-family homes, the 11,000+ residents of Center City have a diverse mix of housing options. Restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs keep the entertainment options varied, while live theaters and museums infuse the neighborhood with culture.
  • Midwood: Known as Plaza Midwood by most of the locals, this charming neighborhood mainly features quaint bungalows, many of which are renovated to retrofit their plumbing lines, while others require some keen attention and care to maintain their historic appeal and original finishes.

Suburbs:

  • Ballantyne: Ballantyne is one of the only Charlotte suburbs located within the city limits. Just 20 minutes from downtown, this family-friendly neighborhood features newer single-family homes, stellar schools, shopping, restaurants, and plenty of parks with green space, walking trails, and sports fields.
  • Belmont: Just 14 miles from downtown, this sleepy suburb features a mix of nicely maintained older homes and new construction. Amenities include the eight-acre Stowe Park, summer concerts, water activities on Lake Wylie and nearby rivers, and a family-friendly vibe.

Some of the more common plumbing issues in the city and nearby suburbs depend on the age of the home and types of surroundings. Tree-lined streets are charming, but the roots of those trees can often cause drain line breakage. Older homes in areas like Belmont and Eastover may need to be retrofitted for new fixtures and high-efficiency plumbing, while residents living in newer homes in Ballantyne often need a plumber’s help to install a new tub, shower, faucet, or toilet during a remodel.

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Charlotte, NC


New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
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: New toilet old broke i tried to fix but want a new one

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Bathtub
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
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
Covered by Insurance: No
Are you updating a shower or a bathtub?: Both
Requires Work on Historical Structure: No
Property Owner: Yes
Request for Commercial Location: No

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
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, Replace or Repair a Main Water Pipe
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
Desired Project Start Date: Today
Comment: Outside hoes bust had to turn my main water off , so I have no water now don’t want it to run my water bill up

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Hose spigot leak and toilet runs occasionally.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
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: Installing a double vanity / sink in my master bathroom.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/26/2019
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Townhouse water seeping through wall/floor joint

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/25/2019
Type of Water Heater: Storage Tank (Most common)
Type of heat source : Natural gas
Is this an emergency?: No
Location of Installation: Garage
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Water heater is about 12 years old, want to replace it before it fails and leaks. Probably also need expansion tank.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Charlotte, NC
Date: 05/25/2019
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: Installing faucet with reworking the plumbing for new sink. Also new disposal.

Unscreened Plumbing Contractors in Charlotte

Dry-Pro Basement Systems, Inc.
2953 Interstate St.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Moore's Custom Renovations, Inc.
2480 Wellington Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
R & L Appliance Doctor
812 Woodlawn Ave.
Velmont, NC 28012
Bodhi Construction, LLC
14222 Sullivan Watch Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Finley's Heating & Air Conditioning
520 Blue Rock Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28213
J&E Drain's Service
5915 Windy Knoll Lane
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Sunbelt Plumbing Company
907 Lynbrook Drive
Charlotte, NC 28211
HVAC Building Solutions, Inc.
P.O. Box 550248
Gastonia, NC 28055