How much does a plumber charge to fix a broken pipe?

Friday 16th June 2021

A broken pipe can come without any notice or by complete accident. Either way, it can often be an emergency job and frustrating if you’re left without water. But, with the right plumber on your side, you’ll be able to get the right quote for the repair. Not only will they be able to assess the leak in your home, but also advise on the correct procedures and give you an accurate quotation to fix the problem.

The pipes in your home are susceptible to corrosion, deterioration and breakage over time. These can happen during cold weather, where the pipes can freeze and burst. Corrosion is another issue that can occur in pipes that aren’t cared for and you should have the right plumbing company on hand to check your pipework regularly. Your homeowners insurance should help you to cover some of the costs of water damage but the costs you will pay depend on the severity of the pipe breakage and the internal damage that has happened as a result.

Potential reasons for differences in price for broken pipe repairs

Understanding the costs of repairing a broken pipe is important before you call a plumber to help. There are many things that can affect the quote that you will get, with no one-size-fits-all cost.

Some of the variables may be:

  • Is the pipe a hot water pipe or a cold water pipe?
  • Is the pipe a gas pipe?
  • Where is the pipework in your home?
  • Do you need the central heating system to be drained down?
  • How long is the repair going to take?
  • What materials are necessary for the repair? 

As you can see, there are a lot of different issues to consider when it comes to the cost of repairing a broken pipe. For the most part, repairing a broken pipe can take anywhere from an hour onwards. This could start at £50 up to approximately £200 depending on the factors we’ve already noted.

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There are some plumbing issues you could consider fixing yourself, but when it comes to your pipes, you want the experts to come in and get them back to full working order as quickly as possible. Along with the costs of the repair, you may need to consider the costs of installation fees of new pipework.

Contacting Lonsdale Plumbing and Heating today will ensure that you get the repairs you need for your home’s pipes. Whether you are dealing with a broken pipe, a flooded basement or plumbing problem on the exterior of your house, Lonsdale Plumbing and Heating has qualified engineers ready to help. Contact us today – let us help you!

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