Why is plumbing important?
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If oxygen is to the body, plumbing is to the home or commercial area. Plumbing services are responsible for water coming in and out of the house properly. The scope of plumbing does not only include water-related services, it also includes installation and maintenance of water boilers, heating systems, washing machines, furnaces, and others. A leak in the pipe can induce mold and fungus growth because of the excess moisture. A clogged sink or toilet can inconvenience everyone at home. Thus, you need to have your house’s plumbing checked every few months to make sure it works.
How much does it cost to hire a plumber?
The hourly rate of a plumber is between $80 to $135. There are different factors that affect the cost of a plumber—your location, scope of work, and their level of experience. Here is the average rate in various cities in Australia.
|City||Price($) per hour|
|Melbourne||80 to 87|
|Adelaide||81 to 89|
|Brisbane||88 to 92|
|Perth||95 to 100|
|Sydney||99 to 135|
Factors that Affect the Cost of Plumbing Jobs
You have to consider the following when determining the cost of your plumber. Make sure that there is clarity with a licensed plumber before commencing on the job.
Scope of work. Plumbing jobs that involve structural amendments or excavation will cost more than a simple fixing a shower head leak. The price will also depend on the quality of plumbing accessories to be installed.
Kind of plumber. A self-employed plumber may charge less than a plumbing company. You have to know the difference as to when to hire a large contractor or hire an independent plumber. Confirm their hourly rates so you can budget your finances. DYFA Plumbing offers plumbing services.
Equipment. It costs more to do bathroom plumbing than a sink installation. Plumbers need cable cutters, pipe stands, and visual inspection devices for drainage cleaning services. You also need to include plumbing components and fixtures if the need arises in your finances.
Emergency services. Plumbing services after work hours would be more costly compared to plumbing services during work hours.
What are the rates for different plumbing services?
|Type of Plumbing Service||Rate ($)|
|Fix a leaking toilet or a dripping tap||60 to 140|
|Replace and fit new shower head, basin taps, or bath||80 to 250|
|Install a bath, sink, basin, or toilet||160 to 550|
|Replace hot water service||1 200 to 4 500|
|Replace entire drainage system||5 000 to 20 000|
|Install a solar hot water system||3 500 to12 000|
|Replumbing an entire house||6 000 to 12 000|
Can I do DIY plumbing?
It is tempting to save money when performing simple plumbing jobs around your house. There are some situations that will be okay for you to do DIY plumbing. However, there is a $32,000 plus fine for unlicensed individuals who do plumbing according to the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 (July 1, 2019).
Plumbing is a significant work needed to be done in homes or in commercial buildings.
Plumbing is a professional trade that should be left done to professionals who know how to do things properly. If you need assistance in any plumbing jobs at your home, you may ask for a free assessment from DYFA Plumbing. We service areas in the Sunshine Coast and other neighbouring areas. Call us today!