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PO Box 35355 Bon Air, VA 23235
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5740 General Washington Drive Alexandria, VA 22312
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Richmond Plumbers

Richmond is the capital of Virginia, a booming and vibrant city with one of the hottest and most robust housing markets in the nation. Ranked by the likes of CNN Money and Zillow.com over several years, the market in Richmond continues to grow thanks to a combination of a strong and diverse economy, four seasons of mild weather, and the affordability in its housing market.

As an essential system in any home, plumbing, including completing timely repairs and adding upgrades, is an important way to cash in on the red hot Richmond market. Finding a plumbing professional in this bustling city of over 200,000 is easy, but homeowners should note costs and qualifications first.

Local Cost Information

While the age of any home in Richmond, as well as the age and state of its plumbing fixtures, has a huge impact on the final cost of any project, the overall costs of hiring a plumber in this city are less, on average, than in the rest of the country. Whereas most Americans paid between $169-$434 to hire a plumber, or an average of $281, Richmond homeowners paid between $140-$314 or an average of $220.

This lower trend remains true for several other common plumbing projects, displayed in the table below:

Plumbing Project

Average Cost in the United States

Average Cost in Richmond, VA

Repair a Water Heater

$502

$436

Repair a Toilet

$195

$164

Install New Plumbing Pipes

$1,100

$657

Install a Water Heater

$941

$756

License Requirements

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all plumbers working within it to obtain a trade license, issued at one of two levels: journeyman or master. To sit for the journeyman exam, licensees must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 240 hours of vocational training and 4 years of practical experience
  • An associate's degree and 2 years of practical experience
  • A bachelor's degree and 1 year of practical experience
  • 10 years of practical experience

Masters must have one year of experience as a journeyman or 10 years of practical experience. There are no additional requirements for working in the City of Richmond, nor are there any insurance regulations.

Homeowners can check on the status of an individual contractor's license at the state's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).

How Plumbing Affects the Value of a Home

Plumbing is an essential system in any home. Failure to maintain that system or fix problems immediately not only devalues a home but can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars of damage in very little time. Taking care of plumbing is therefore essential if you want to maintain the value of your home in Richmond. Similarly, upgrading that plumbing and associated systems and fixtures is an easy way to add additional value.

Prominent Neighborhoods

Richmond is a historical city with a number of older homes dating back to colonial times. Plumbing needs in these different types of homes varies substantially, depending on how modernized the systems are and how well they have been maintained over the years - or centuries.

Prior to the 1960s, most indoor plumbing used galvanized steel piping rather than copper or PVC. As a result, the pipes in these older homes are subject to corrosion and wear, and will ultimately need to be replaced. A few notable historic neighborhoods in Richmond that include older homes that may be coming due for plumbing replacements are:

  • Court End
  • Church Hill
  • Union Hill
  • Carytown
  • Forrest Hill

Recent Job Requests for Plumbing Contractors in Richmond, VA


New Lead
Project: Install, Replace or Repair a Main Sewer Pipe
Location: RICHMOND, VA
Date: 05/27/2018
Is this an emergency?: No
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/26/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Desired Project Start Date: Unsure about timing

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/26/2018
Project Description: Find and/or fix a leak
Is this an emergency?: No
Plumbing Repairs: Leaking pipe
Plumbing Fixtures: 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: I need an estimate on a leak in an upstairs bathroom coming through the ceiling.

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/26/2018
What material is your sink made of?: Stainless Steel
Where is the sink located?: Kitchen sink
How is the sink mounted?: Top-mounted
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Property Owner: Yes
Desired Project Start Date: Within a few weeks
Comment: Low water pressure at kitchen sink..

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Shower
Location: RICHMOND, VA
Date: 05/25/2018
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: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Less than 2 months
Are you updating a shower or a bathtub?: Shower

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/25/2018
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Problem Description: Pilot light is out
Size of water heater being replaced.: 50 Gallons
Heat Source for Hot Water: Natural gas
Replacement: No, I want a different size
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Comment: Basement flooded, pilot light out.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: North Chesterfield , VA
Date: 05/25/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Will not drain, Garage or basement drain is backed up, Sewer smells in the house
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Emergency Service
Comment: all the drains are flooded the basement is flooded the drains are backing up

New Lead
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/25/2018
Project Description: Several small plumbing 'fix-it' or install projects
Plumbing Repairs: Item not working properly
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Desired Project Start Date: Today
Comment: Install heating elements in hot water heater.

New Lead
Project: Repair or Service a Water Heater
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/25/2018
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem Description: Other
Size of water heater being replaced.: 30 Gallons
Heat Source for Hot Water: Don't Know
Replacement: Yes
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
After Business Hours: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I recently purchased a house, and when I run the hot water there is a sulfer smell. I was advised by the home inspector that I likely need someone to drain the water heater to get rid of the bacteria causing the smell.

New Lead
Project: Clear a Clogged or Slow Drain
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 05/24/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Problem(s): Will not drain, Drains slowly
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: Bathroom toilet - need to plunge continuously in order to flush; sink and bathtub are slow to drain; water pressure low on shower

Unscreened Plumbing Contractors in Richmond

American Residential Construction Inc
3121 Waterside Lane
Alexandria, VA 22309
Home Town Plumbing, LLC
6423 Carriage Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
Brothers Handyman Service, LLC
2700 Colony Village North
North Chesterfield, VA 23237
Plumb Right Plumbing, LLC
9315 Mathis Ave.
Manassas, VA 20110
T Gas
P.O. Box 222384
Chantilly, VA 20153
Comfort Solutions, Inc.
7155 Barry Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22315
Air Excellence Inc.
3693 Speeks Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Gunnell & Son, Inc.
P.O. Box 3207.
Oakton, VA 22124

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