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Best Plumbers in Omaha, NE

Aug. 15, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Plumbing problems cause some of the most needed home repairs and usually require immediate attention, which leaves little time to compare companies. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best plumbers in Omaha to help you find local, licensed professionals and ask the right questions to reduce the risk of surprises and extra costs.

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#1
MOST POPULAR
Roto-Rooter

Sewer & drain experts!

#1 MOST POPULAR
Roto-Rooter
Roto-Rooter
Features
  • Repair or replace water heaters
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Trusted for over 80 years
  • Available in Omaha
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Location
5711 F St.
Omaha, NE 68117
(402) 592-2700
#2
In-Law Plumbing & Drain Services, Inc.
In-Law Plumbing & Drain Services, Inc.
Features
  • Free estimates
  • Video camera pipe inspection
  • Sewer plumbing
  • Kitchen & bath remodeling
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Location
7525 D St.
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 709-7059
#3
Major Drain
Major Drain
Features
  • Residential & commercial services
  • Sewer & drain cleaning
  • Bath remodeling
  • 24/7 emergency services
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Location
7914 Dodge St., Ste. 345
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 658-8047
Omaha Drain
Omaha Drain
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • omaha-drain.com
Location
10913 Polk St.
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 740-1777
ServiceOne
ServiceOne
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • serviceone.com
Location
9334 J St.
Omaha, NE 68127
(402) 593-1111
Big Birge Plumbing
Big Birge Plumbing
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 4pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • bigbirgeplumbing.com
Location
2315 N. 203rd St.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 575-0102
Burton
Burton
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • justcallburton.com
Location
5010 F St.
Omaha, NE 68117
(402) 934-7003
Aksarben ARS
Aksarben ARS
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • aksarbenars.com
Location
7070 S. 108th St.
La Vista, NE 68128
(402) 331-1233
Advantage Plumbing
Advantage Plumbing
Features
  • M-F: 6am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • advantageplumbinginc.com
Location
2718 N. 124th Cir.
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 614-2673
Thermal Services, Inc.
Thermal Services, Inc.
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • thermalservices.com
Location
13330 I St.
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 397-8100

Finding plumbers in Omaha

Omaha skyline

No matter how new or old the home, you’re going to have plumbing problems at some point. The most common issues for plumbers in Omaha are leaking pipes, clogged toilets and drains, dripping faucets, water heater issues, weak water pressure, running toilets and frozen pipes.

More than 90 percent of Omaha homes were built between 1939 and 1999. Houses east of 60th Street, including in neighborhoods like Downtown, Dundee-Happy Hollow, Benson, Aksarben and Midtown, are among the oldest in the city. Homes in these neighborhoods are likely to experience leaking and frozen pipes during winter months and need aging fixtures replaced.

As you move west, homes progressively become newer. In neighborhoods such as Elkhorn, most houses were built in 2004 or after. Modern homes tend to have fewer plumbing issues, but owning one doesn’t make you immune to clogged toilets and drains. Whether you live in a newer or older home, it’s a good idea to have a plumber perform an annual inspection to ensure your pipes are in working order.

The cost of plumbing in Omaha

Plumbing repairs in Omaha are usually billed hourly, which does not include the cost of parts, but some companies may give a fixed price for specific jobs. Average repair bills range between $145 to $340. Here are some average costs for common plumbing work in Omaha:

Plumbing Service Average Price
Residential hourly rate $65 plus parts
Commercial hourly rate $84 plus parts
Unclog drain $192
Repair toilet $145
Repair water heater $674
Replace/install water heater $1,123
Repair leaking pipe $225

Choosing a plumber in Omaha

Any plumbing company you consider hiring should be licensed. Licensed plumbers are required to be bonded for $10,000 and insured for $1 million. You can check contractor licenses with the Nebraska Department of Labor.

Some plumbers specialize in new construction or remodeling jobs while others focus on repairing existing pipes and fixtures. Other plumbers provide emergency services for clogged, burst and leaking pipes that can lead to water damage. Be sure to hire a plumber with expertise in the type of work you need done.

A permit is not required for minor repairs, such as removing a clog or repairing a faucet. The City of Omaha requires a permit for any significant work, including replacing plumbing fixtures. The plumbing permit application lists the type of work that requires one. Your plumber should be aware of what paperwork is needed.

If you begin repairs without obtaining necessary permits, the city can order all work to stop. The fee for a permit issued after repairs have started is $100 or quadruple the normal permit cost, whichever is greater.

Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter is a full-service plumbing company that offers maintenance, repairs, water cleanup and water damage restoration services. The company provides residential and commercial repairs, and it doesn’t charge extra for emergency services. Omaha customers love how efficient and knowledgeable the staff is, but some say the company’s prices are higher than expected.

In-Law Plumbing & Drain Services, Inc.

In-Law Plumbing & Drain Services, Inc.

In-Law Plumbing & Drain Services is a local, family-owned and -operated plumbing company that has served Omaha since 2013. The company provides free estimates and emergency services, and it uses video camera pipe inspection for sewer and drain cleaning. Omaha customers recommend In-Law Plumbing for its friendly customer service and reasonable prices.

Major Drain

Major Drain

Major Drain is a family-owned plumbing company that serves the Omaha metro area. The company specializes in sewer and drain cleaning, emergency services and bath remodeling. Major Drain provides transparent pricing on its website or by phone. Omaha reviewers love the company’s quick response time and personable staff.

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