Contents (Click To Jump)
- 1 What Are the Most Common Plumbing Issues in Noblesville?
- 2 How Does the Water in Noblesville Affect Your Plumbing?
- 3 How Much Does Plumbing Usually Cost in Noblesville?
- 4 Can Better Plumbing Save You Money?
- 5 When Should You Call the Water Utility Company in Noblesville Vs. Hire a Plumber?
- 6 When Do You Need Permits for Plumbing Service in Noblesville
What Are the Most Common Plumbing Issues in Noblesville?
The most common plumbing issues homeowners in Noblesville deal with are clogged pipes due to the “very hard” water found in the area. When water is hard, it can leave calcium deposits in the pipes of your home, causing them to clog much faster than they would if the water was softer. This can mean that residents in the Noblesville area will find themselves with lower water pressure and poor drainage, requiring them to need our plumbing services much more frequently than other areas with softer water supplies.
Other common household plumbing problems that stem from this hard water in Noblesville include clogged drains or toilets, leaky faucets or pipes from corrosion, water heater issues and decreased life span, low water pressure, and running toilets, to name a few. Fixing these issues in homes in Noblesville is what we do every day.
How Does the Water in Noblesville Affect Your Plumbing?
The Noblesville Utilities Department is committed to providing residents with water that exceeds the national health criteria for drinking water and your pipes in your home. The water in Noblesville exceeds the national standards for healthy drinking water in tests done by independent third parties.
Most of the water sources for the city of Noblesville include the Upper White River Watershed, the Stoney Creek-White River Watershed, Morse Reservoir, and the Cicero Creek Watershed. Radiological contaminants and Triiodomethane (TTMS) are lower than the national standard requires them to be when tests were done on the water by independent third parties. The fluoride levels in the water are 4ppm.
According to the Indiana Department of Water, the carbonates that make water “hard” are found in the local water and are measured by grains for a gallon. The local measurement in the city of Noblesville is 14, which measures the city’s general level of water “hardness”. Therefore, the water in Noblesville is ranked as “very hard”.
This “hard water” rating, which measures 14 grains per gallon, means that you will likely need plumbing services much more frequently when living in the Noblesville area compared to living in other cities with softer water.
How Much Does Plumbing Usually Cost in Noblesville?
The cost of plumbing services in Noblesville will vary depending on the services that you need. The most common service needed due to the area’s hard water supply is having drains unclogged. The cost of unclogging a drain will generally run from $100 to $275 to unclog a tub, shower, toilet, or sink, depending on the clog and how severe the clog is. If you need a mainline or multiple fixtures unclogged, you will be looking to pay between $150 and $500, depending on what the job requires.
The average cost per hour of labor is per hour of work done when unclogging pipes/drains in your toilet sink, tub, shower, etc. The actual cost will depend on the scope of the job. Most jobs fall between $100 and $900.
General labor for our plumbers dealing with clogged pipes, drains, or a water main in your home will generally run from $100 to $500 in total, depending on what the job entails and how long it takes to complete.
Cost Factor #1: How Complex the Job Is
The longer it takes our plumber to complete the job, the more you will have to pay for the time they spend. Our plumbers charge anywhere between $100 and $500 to clear most drains, which is the most common job needing to be done in Noblesville. More severe clogs or clogs that affect several drains or pipes can cost up to or over $900 to clear up.
Cost Factor #2: How Long the Job Takes
The more hours of labor that the job takes, the more the job will cover the labor that our plumber puts into the job. For example, if a job takes 4 hours, it will always cost more than a job that takes us just 1 hour to complete.
Cost Factor #3: Parts Needed for the Job
The more parts our plumber needs to complete the job, the more likely you will pay for them to complete the job. This is because our plumber will charge for the parts they use in addition to the cost of their labor.
Can Better Plumbing Save You Money?
Quality plumbing can help save you money in Noblesville. Quality pipes are one of the most important investments that you can make in a home. It would help if you considered pipes that are made of some of the most widely used and most durable materials, including galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), or cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). These materials will last longer and withstand the heavier calcium deposits in the “very hard” water found in the Noblesville area.
It is recommended that you get your pipes cleaned regularly to preserve them for as long as possible and keep them in good repair. To do this, you will need to have calcium buildups from the “very hard” water that Noblesville has removed. A regular pipe and sewer line cleaning will generally be needed between 18 and 22 months. This will help prevent calcium buildups and help keep a severe clog or backup from impacting your home.
Quality piping and consistent maintenance on your pipes can help you save money on your plumbing costs.
When Should You Call the Water Utility Company in Noblesville Vs. Hire a Plumber?
In the city of Noblesville, there are certain times when you will need to contact our plumbers for certain issues. However, if you are concerned about water quality or billing, you may need to contact the water company directly. Differentiating when you should call the water company versus calling us for assistance can be a tricky decision.
However, the following situations when you will need to call your water company rather than try to rely on our plumbers to help you with your plumbing problem are:
- You are concerned about the quality of water you receive in your home (i.e., sewage or contaminants in your water supply).
- It would help if you had assistance with the water lines themselves (not the plumbing in your home).
- You need water turned on or off when you move to a new residence.
- You have a water main break or leak that is causing immediate damage to your surrounding property.
- You have an issue with your water bill or what you are being charged for service.
Our plumbers handle more routine and traditional issues such as clogged drains, sewer lines, or water main problems. If you experience issues with your tubs, showers, toilets, sinks, etc., we will help you with those issues. However, if you need assistance with the aforementioned issues, you will need to contact your water company directly, as our plumbers are likely not legally allowed to handle these problems.
Understanding the differences in who to contact is important to get assistance. For example, calling us when you need to call the water company will only cost time and frustration for you in getting your problem solved.
When Do You Need Permits for Plumbing Service in Noblesville
If you complete structural alterations involving plumbing and/or Mechanical/HVAC/structural work, you will need a permit to complete your work.
To have your plan approved for structural alterations, you will need to submit a construction plan to get your permit. We will work as quickly as possible in order to approve your permits and allow you to get your construction started in a timely manner. We simply request that you submit the proper paperwork and information we need, and we will get the approval process underway immediately.
To get your permit, you will need to provide the necessary information the city requires. You will also have to schedule the required inspections to receive a permit for your work. In addition, you will need to ensure that you meet all the building codes for the city of Noblesville. Finally, you will need to submit plans for a permit if your structural alterations include new home construction, additions, remodels, accessory structures, swimming pools, and other similar projects.
If you are working on commercial properties, you will need a permit for all commercial activities related to, and including new commercial buildings, additions to commercial buildings, tenant finishes, commercial remodels, commercial swimming pools, and other similar projects. In addition, every project must be reviewed and inspected to receive a plumbing permit.
If you have any further questions on how to get a plumbing permit in your area or if you need a permit, please reach out to the Building & Inspections Division/City of Noblesville. They can be contacted at PlanApplication@Noblesville.com.in.us. Digital submissions can be attached to your email. If you cannot submit this information digitally, then you should turn in a complete set of plans that must be brought to the Department of Planning and Development on a USB drive or Compact Disc.
The Department of Planning and Development can be reached at (317) 776-6325, and you can ask to speak to a division member. Please feel free to reach out to us for anything you may need. We are here to serve you and make the job of getting your permit as easy and painless as possible. We look forward to working with you on your next big project.