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Plumbing Cost Guide & Estimate In Singapore

Almost every home will experience a time when you urgently need a plumber. Be it a burst pipe or a leaking faucet, when something goes wrong with your plumbing system, speed to repair is key.

Leaks can soak floors, damage foundations, or cause moulds when can make your home really unpleasant. In this case, you may want to look for plumbers directly and get a direct quote.

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Types of Plumbing Services

Plumbers can do a range of plumbing works, though some are more specialised in one area compared to others. In general, plumbing works can be classified into the following:

Plumbing Chokes and Repair

  • Bathroom
    • Clear/unclog toilet bowl choke
    • Clear/unclog toilet sink choke
    • Clear/unclog floor trap choke
    • Clear/unclog drainage pipe choke
    • Clear/unclog urinal bowl choke
    • Clear/unclog bathtub choke
    • Clear/unclog sink repair
    • Clear choke repair services
    • Clogged toilet repair fix
    • Bathroom flood repair
    • Bathroom clear choke repair
    • Bathroom sink plumbing, repair
    • Bathtub faucet repair, replacement
    • Bathtub plumbing and repair
    • Burst pipe repair
    • Blocked toilet repair
    • Toilet bowl repair
    • Toilet choke repair
    • Shower repair
    • Shower leak repair
    • Leaky faucet repair
    • Leaking sink repair
  • Kitchen Plumbing
    • Kitchen flood repair
    • Clogged sink repair
    • Clear/unclog wash basin choke
    • Clear/unclog kitchen sink choke
    • Clear/unclog sink drain
    • Leaky Faucet
    • Clear/unclog slow drains
  • General Home Plumbing
    • Clear/unclog of choked pipes and manhole
    • Clear/unclog drain choke
    • Drain choke repair
    • Clogged drain repair
    • Drain Cleaning
    • Clear Concealed pipes choke
    • Clear Water pipes choke

Plumbing Leaks & Pipe Repair

    • Detect leak
    • Bathroom leak repair
    • Leak repair
    • Pipe burst repair
    • Pipe leak repair
    • Water leak repair
    • Water Pipe Leak Repair
    • Water Pipes Repiping
    • Leaking pipe repair
    • Burst pipe repair
    • Sink Pipe Repair
    • Exposed Copper Pipe leak Repair
    • Concealed Copper Pipe Repair
    • PPR Pipe Leak Repair
    • PVC Pipe Leak Repair
    • Stainless steel pipe leak Repair
    • UPVC pipe leak Repair
    • Shower leak Repair
    • Toilet & Toilet bowl leak Repair
    • Toilet Flush system / Toilet Flush tank leakage Repair
    • Faucet / tap leak Repair
    • Toilet/Bathroom Leak Repair

Plumbing Installation

  • Bathroom plumbing works
    • Toilet bowl installation
    • Shower head and shower set installation
    • Shower mixer tap/faucet installation
    • Storage water heater installation
    • Instant water heater installation
    • Urinal installation and replacement
    • Wash basin tap/faucet installation
    • Kitchen sink tap/faucet installation
    • Kitchen sink bottle trap installation
  • Kitchen plumbing works
    • Installation for kitchen plumbing
    • Wash basin installation
    • Kitchen sink installation
  • General
    • Installation for sewage plumbing
    • Wash basin tap and faucet installation
    • Kitchen sink tap and faucet installation
    • Kitchen sink bottle trap installation
    • Installation of Water Pipes/Stainless Steel Pipe/Copper Pipe/UPVC pipe


  • Bathroom replacement
    • Toilet Bowl Replacement
    • Shower Head / Shower Set Replacement
    • Shower Mixer Tap/Faucet Replacement
    • Storage Water Heater Replacement
    • Instant Water Heater Replacement
    • Wash Basin Tap/Faucet Replacement
    • Kitchen Sink Tap/Faucet Replacement
    • Kitchen Sink Bottle Trap Replacement
    • Toilet Flush System / Toilet Flush Tank Replacement (Inside Toilet Cistern)
    • Rectify water discharge into toilet bowl by replacing of siphon
    • Shower Head Replacement Service
    • Shower Replacement Service
    • Toilet Bowl Replacement Service
  • Kitchen and General
    • Replacement of faucets and plumbing fixtures
    • Installation of rubbish bin for HDB flats
    • Replacement of piping and sewage system for buildings
    • Replacement of cast iron sewage piping for HDB Flats
    • Re-piping of Water Pipes
    • Re-piping of Stainless Steel Pipe
    • Re-piping of Copper Pipe
    • Re-piping of UPVC pipe
    • Wash Basin Replacement
    • Kitchen Sink Replacement
    • Urinal Replacement

If you are lacking measures to fix the above issues, consider hiring a professional plumber.

Emergency Services

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Plumbing Prices In Singapore

The cost of hiring a plumber depends on what the job is. We provide a good cost estimate below, but do note there are several factors involved when it comes to hiring the right plumbers.

In general, the more experienced and more complex the job, the more expensive the plumbing project will be. Be sure to arrange for PUB licensed plumber to visit your place to fully assess your problem and advise you on the total repair costs, giving you our most competitive pricing.

Another good tip is to get onsite assessment of your plumbing problem or give the plumbers as much information as possible so he can give the best estimate to you.

Bathroom Plumbing Rates

Description of services Rates
Clearing clogged toilet bowl/toilet bowl choke $60 – $200
Rectify water discharge into toilet bowl (replace new siphon) $80 – $140
Supply & installation of toilet bowl $200 – $300
Replacement of bottle trap for sink $50 +
Supply and installation of WC $250 +
Replacement of WC flush cistern $80 +
Replacement of water tap From $60
Replacement of shower set From $140
Supplying & replacement of toilet/WC flush system From $140
Replacement Instant Water Heater To ask professionals
Replacement Storage Water Heater To ask professionals


Kitchen Plumbing Rates

Description of services Rates
Replace kitchen sink/basin tap/faucet $60 – $150 +
Supply & installation of basin $150 – $180 +
Replacement of kitchen sink/basin $50 +
Supply & Replace Bottle Trap for Kitchen Sink $50 – $70 +
Replacement of Sink Basin $40 +
Replace Sink/Basin/Cistern flexible hose $30 – $50
Supply & installation of basin $150 +


Water Leakage Detection

Description of services Rates
Labor & equipment to detect water leakage of concealed pipes in HDBs and condominiums $120 – $200
Labor & equipment to detect water leakage of concealed pipes in landed property including underground pipes S$250 and above


General Plumbing Rates

Description of services Rates
Labor & material to repair exposed copper pipe leak or UPVC Pipe $80 – $200 +
Supply & replace bottle trap for kitchen sink $60 +
Replace Sink/Basin/Cistern flexible hose $60 +
Clear floor trap chokage/clogged floor trap $50 – $150
Supply Labor & Material to Install Pipping for Whole House $800+


Emergency Plumbing

Description of services Rates
Transportation / Trouble Shooting From S$80


***PRICE LIST: Actual cost is calculated after the on-site accessing. Prices will differ between companies. Prices listed here is only an estimate based on information SGHomeNeeds has, and is not representative of the whole industry.




Typical Plumber Hiring Process

  1. Screening of the plumbers: You should view the reviews of plumbers before hiring. After qualifying a few, speak to them to compare quotations and level of service.
  2. Arrange for an appointment: Call the plumber and ask if they provide a no obligation on site assessment. Some plumbers may charge for coming down, so clarifying with them beforehand is a good way to avoid these charges.
  3. Ask for estimates: The best way to avoid being overcharged is to compare prices first, then ask them for estimates. Sure, some plumbers may give low prices to attract you and then charge extra for add-ons. Best way is to check their reviews and give a feedback should they be overcharging for your job.
  4. During the job: For security purposes, the best option is, of course, you staying home during the course of the work. If you are busy, ask the plumber if you must be home during the work.Depending on the relationship you have with the plumber, you may choose to leave the keys to them while you are out or ask someone you trust to stay in the house during the work.
  5. After the job:Clarify beforehand if the plumber provides warranties or guarantees. Good professionals tend to stand by their work and give quality assurance through warranties or guarantees.

Factors that affects Plumbing Project Costs

When it comes to hiring a plumber, prices may differ depending on the following factors:

  1. Complexity of the job: The more complex the task, the more expensive it will be. Factors such as fixture quality, quantity, job time, location and when you must need the job done.
  2. Years of Experience: In general, the more experienced the plumbers are, the more they will charge per hour.
  3. Urgency of the job: The more urgent the job, the more they will charge. Be prepared to pay extra for after-working hours or odd hours. Holidays, weekends and after-hours emergencies cost more.

Plumber Cost Tips

Hiring a reliable, knowledgeable plumber can save you money in the long-run. Follow these steps to find the right plumber, keep in budget and avoid future problems:

  • Get a firm estimate in writing. Make sure you’re apprised of any problems that may arise, and get them to send you the estimates (preferably with black and white, even in digital form).
  • Be aware of first-hour and trip fees. Most plumbers and rooting companies charge upfront fees or higher rates for the first hour just for showing up, though those fees usually can roll into the cost of repairs and renovations.
  • Compare quotations: The lowest bids may not always be the best, as often these are tactics to attract customers and then charge extra for add-ons. Clarify possible add-ons before starting the project.
  • Consolidate jobs to save money. If you know you’ve had a leaky faucet in your bathroom for weeks, ask your plumber about it while he or she is working on your toilet. It could save you money in the long run.
  • Company background. In Singapore, most plumbing areas require a license to operate. Check our our article on questions to ask plumbers.

How to Estimate Plumbing Jobs

We strongly advise seeking professionals help (at least 2-3) in an accurate estimate of the plumbing job. However, our guides linked to throughout this article are the best first step to understanding pricing. Pricing in this article serves only as a guide as prices differs between different plumbers based on various factors.

Find Free Plumbing Quotes

SGHomeNeeds plumbers offer free quotations, usually for home projects which are larger (and non-emergency). Get multiple quotes for larger jobs such as remodels, water heater replacement and home additions.. Find the best plumbers in your area to get free quotes on your next plumbing project.

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