Top Services Requested of Plumbing Contractors

Plumbing contractors perform a wide variety of services. The following list includes some of the most common services requested of plumbing companies.

Rooter service
Also referred to as plumbing snake service, this is a drain cleaning service that unclogs pipes, cuts tree roots out of sewer lines and clears piping to allow for better plumbing drainage.

Toilet repairs
These include tank repair, leak repair, flange repair, wax ring replacement, bowl repair, valve repair, parts replacement, handle repair, seat repair and flush repair.

New plumbing installation
The installation of new plumbing systems most commonly occurs in new homes and other new construction projects, or as part of a remodel. However, new plumbing systems can be installed as part of extensive plumbing repairs. New plumbing installation generally involves installing new pipes, drains, fixtures and materials.

Pipe/drain cleaning
Sometimes referred to as rooter or sewer services, pipe and drain cleaning involves the complete cleaning of a home’s pipes and drains. This service is generally performed to unclog pipes and drains or to prevent clogs from occurring in the first place. Pipe cleaning snakes are often used to clean pipes and drains.

Bathroom plumbing
The installation and repair of pipes, drains and fixtures that are unique to bathrooms. These may include sinks, showers, toilets, bidets, bathtubs and sewer lines.

Kitchen plumbing
The repair and installation of fixtures such as sinks, garbage disposals and dishwashers, and the repair of any kitchen plumbing fixtures and supplies. Together with bathroom plumbing repairs, kitchen plumbing repairs make up the most common plumbing emergency repairs.

Commercial plumbing
Services that deal with plumbing repairs and installations in commercial buildings like stores, schools, offices, hospitals, libraries, and warehouses. Commercial plumbing is often on a much larger scale than residential plumbing and may require a different set of tools, knowledge, and skills. Commercial plumbers may also perform industrial plumbing services and plumbing for warehouses.

Plumbing and heating services
Some companies offer plumbing and heating services because the two trades have so much in common. Many plumbing and heating contractors offer full-service plumbing and HVAC services, including water heater installation and repair, plumbing system installation, solar water heating systems, and plumbing and heating supplies.

Emergency plumbing services
Any unscheduled plumbing repairs provided by a local plumber. These may include kitchen and bathroom plumbing leaks, clogged pipes and sewer lines, burst pipes, drain leaks, toilet repairs, and main water line repairs. Some plumbers offer 24-hour emergency plumbing repairs.