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Indianapolis Plumbers

Indianapolis, Indiana, has a reputation for being one of the most livable large cities in the United States. "Indy" offers tons of Hoosier charm and a vibrant downtown with plenty of urban appeal. From its vast green spaces and outdoor recreation to bustling business and glittering nightlife, this large Midwest city has something to offer everyone.

Whether they live in a trendy converted loft or a large single-family home, Indianapolis residents need to have a reliable plumber visit from time to time to help them maintain, upgrade, or repair their home’s plumbing system. Fixing small problems as soon as possible is crucial to avoid experiencing large plumbing catastrophes, which is why it’s important to learn more about common plumbing tasks and the costs involved.

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 Indianapolis pay an average of $239 when they hire a plumber for average plumbing projects. Local plumbers often charge a flat fee, but they might charge an average of $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 Indianapolis to the national average:

Task Type

National Average

Indianapolis Average

Repair a drain

$200

$191

Install/repair water heater

$941/$502

$831/$455

Clean septic tank

$376

$287

Repair a well pump

$743

$844

As the above table demonstrates, many plumbing jobs average lower costs in Indianapolis than in other areas of the country. Before estimating the cost of a plumbing job, homeowners should keep in mind that various factors affect the cost of a plumbing project, including the type and complexity of the project. Plumbing emergencies usually cost more than standard plumbing jobs, with added fees for plumbers to come after hours.

Necessary Licensing and Qualifications

Indianapolis homeowners should only hire licensed and insured plumbers, and plumbers are the only Indiana construction contractors that require licensing. The state requires its plumbers to obtain a license through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency before they can perform any plumbing tasks. Additionally, experts suggest verifying a plumber’s insurance and getting estimates from a few different plumbers whenever it’s possible to be sure the prices are competitive. In addition to their state credentials, Indianapolis plumbers might belong to professional organizations such as the Indiana chapter of the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) or a local organization such as UA Local 440.

How Plumbing Affects the Value of a Home

Homeowners who are thinking about putting their house on the market should first evaluate their plumbing. No matter how beautiful the home may be, faulty plumbing can ruin its value and turn away prospective buyers. The plumbing in a house is the only thing standing between the home and a large volume of water. Even small leaks can cause big problems, including rot, mold, and mildew that can cause structural problems and make the home dangerous to live in, if not completely ruin the sometimes-frail wood in historic homes.

Aside from fixing small plumbing problems before they worsen in order to maintain a home’s value, homeowners can dress up their homes by upgrading plumbing fixtures for a fresh look. Similarly, upgrading to high-efficiency plumbing such as low-flow toilets, showerheads, and water heaters can save on utilities and maximize the home’s appeal to buyers.

Popular Indianapolis Neighborhoods

Indy residents have many neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own character and appeal. Some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods include the larger Downtown neighborhood, which contains numerous smaller ones, including Lockerbie Square and Old Northside, two of the city's charming historic areas. Residents of downtown enjoy living within easy walking distance of some of Indy's best museums, parks, shops, and restaurants. Although there are some single-family homes located downtown, most housing options include modern apartments and condos.

The Old Northside historic district is one of the city’s most treasured neighborhoods. Located just a few blocks from downtown, the Old Northside historic district features many renovated Victorian-era homes and single-family houses built in the early 1900s. Most of the city's 19th-century elite built homes in this once prestigious neighborhood, and maintaining plumbing in these aging beauties is an important task for keeping them livable. Modern residents enjoy historic gatherings and access to nearby galleries, museums, and theaters.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown, the Broad Ripple Village neighborhood is a favorite among residents who like a tight-knit community feeling with big city amenities. This vibrant neighborhood houses a combination of clubs, bars, restaurants, shops, and art galleries along with smaller single-family homes that appeal to singles, young professionals, and young families. The historic Fountain Square neighborhood was one of the first commercial historic districts in the entire state, with many of its buildings representing more than 100 years of city development from 1877 to the present. Larger homes and funky lofts found in converted factories and warehouses make this neighborhood an attractive option for artists, musicians, young professionals, and families.

Older homes in Indy’s historic neighborhoods typically require pipe replacement, retrofitting, and bathroom/kitchen renovations with new sinks, faucets, toilets, and tubs. The newer homes and modern lofts in Indy’s neighborhoods often require plumbing services such as drain clearing, sump pump installation or repair, sewer line inspection, and the installation of new fixtures such as faucets, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. Whether they live in historic districts or the most modern neighborhoods, Indianapolis residents all face harsh Midwest winters, which bring with them the possibility of leaking or frozen pipes. Reliable local plumbers have the knowledge and training to deal with any plumbing problems that might arise.

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Indianapolis, IN


New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Refrigeration System
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Refrigeration needs: Ice machine
Service needs: Doesn't work
Age of unit: Less than 5 years
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Desired Project Start Date: Unsure about timing

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Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Project Description: Repair a faulty plumbing item, Install a new plumbing item, Find and/or fix a leak
Is this an emergency?: No
Plumbing Repairs: Leaking pipe
Plumbing Fixtures: Faucet, Pipe
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: There is a leak around the packing nut on the cold water supply line to the bathroom sink that needs to be fixed. There is also corrosion on the vast majority of the piping.

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Water Heater
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Type of Water Heater: Storage Tank
Type of heat source : Natural gas
Location of Installation: Basement
Property Owner: Yes
Desired Project Start Date: Tomorrow
Comment: Need to replace a water heater in the next few days. 50 Gallon, natural gas in basement. Would like and estimate. Take away old heater.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Other
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: drain to sump in basement has been dry for 3 months

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Shower
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
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: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: small bathroom. appox shower size 5ft by 3ft

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Desired Project Start Date: Tomorrow
Comment: Clogged clean out drain

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Project Description: Find and/or fix a leak
Is this an emergency?: No
Plumbing Repairs: Leaking pipe
Plumbing Fixtures: Faucet
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: outdoor facets that is leaking

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Desired Completion Date: 22131
After Business Hours: No
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I would like to get an estimate for water heater repair. No hat water in my home.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
Project Description: Repair a faulty plumbing item, Replace an old plumbing item
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Plumbing Repairs: Item not working properly
Plumbing Fixtures: Pipe
Desired Completion Date: Within 24 hours
Historical Work: No
After Business Hours: No
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Pipes buried under the bathroom floor need replaced and updated with PVC pipe. I don't put any paper in the toilet at this time. If I do, it sometimes backs up. This work would all be under the house.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: 05/20/2019
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: Toilet valve will not shut off all the way.

Unscreened Plumbing Contractors in Indianapolis

Canada's Northside Plumbing
5422 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Air-Trol Heating & AC
8450 W. Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46231
Oswell and Son Excavating
5540 Greenfield Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Metzler Plumbing Co Inc.
4202 W. 71st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
U.S. Plumbing, LLC
P.O. Box 4082
Carmel, IN 46082
Absolute Services, Inc.
599 Yorktown Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46142
Olshan Foundation Repair - Cincinnati
2020 Stapleton Ct.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
Kurz Plumbing
3940 Kollman Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46241