Houzz Plumbing Review

In a Nutshell

Houzz plumbing professionals cover a huge spectrum of plumbing needs, including the installation and repair of all types of pipes, water lines, sewage lines, and natural gas sources. They can fix both indoor and outdoor faucets, sinks, and plumbing systems. Basically, when it comes to plumbing services, Houzz plumbers pretty much do it all. Using the network, consumers can quickly search for, sort, and browse to find the right pro for the job.

pros

  • Wide network of local, trusted plumbers
  • Detailed profile pages
  • Smart filters and easy system

cons

  • Not an actual plumber
  • Can be a hit or miss

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Houzz at a Glance

Specializes in: All types of plumbing services

Average price range: 1,500-$4,500

Warranty: Varies based on plumber

Response time: Varies based on plumber

Best For: Finding local professionals for the job

Plumbing Services Offered

A click of a button on the Houzz website will instantly deliver a list of close to 14,000 professionals that specialize in plumbing issues. So, it’s pretty obvious that Houzz has plenty of manpower when it comes to fixing plumbing issues. And the list of plumbing services available via this network is no less extensive. Here is a partial list of what’s covered by the Houzz plumbing specialists:

  • Bathroom plumbing garbage

  • Disposal installation

  • Sump pump repair

  • Water main installation

  • Bathroom remodeling

  • Garbage disposal repair

  • Tankless water heater installation

  • Water main repair

  • Bathtub installation

  • Hydro jetting

  • Tankless water heater repair

  • Water removal

  • Bathtub repair

  • Kitchen plumbing

  • Toilet installation

  • Water softener installation

  • Dehumidification

  • Plumbing inspection

  • Toilet repair

  • Water softener repair

  • Drain cleaning

  • Plumbing repair

  • Trenchless sewer repair

  • Water testing

  • Drain services

  • Sauna installation

  • Water heater installation

  • Water treatment system installation

  • Emergency plumbing

  • Sauna repair

  • Water heater repair

  • Water well repair

  • Faucet installation

  • Sewer cleaning

  • Water leak detection

  • Well drilling

  • Faucet repair

  • Sewer line repair

  • Water line installation

  • Well pump installation

  • Frozen pipe repair

  • Sump pump installation

The nice thing about using Houzz to find a plumbing expert is how easy it is to navigate the platform. You start by inputting or selecting the type of service you’re looking for. Houzz will give you a list of professionals that fit your criteria. Then, you can filter out the results even further to give you a more specific list of specialists to choose from.

One filter you can use is the location option. This gives you a location box and a drop-down menu where you can select within 10, 25, 50, and 100 miles from your location. This is a great way to filter out professionals that are too far out to be of use to you. Houzz also lets you sort results based on the best match, most recently reviewed, or most frequently reviewed. So, you can really narrow down your options based on the criteria you want.

From there, you can click on a plumber to read more about them. Houzz does a good job of giving consumers a lot of information within the detailed profile pages for each business it lists.

Plumbing Project Pricing

Not surprisingly, Houzz doesn’t publish an individual plumbing services cost list. That’s because most plumbers won’t give you an upfront estimate until they’ve seen the details of the specific project that needs to be done. Plumbing costs can vary considerably from one project to another, even if they’re both burst pipe projects (for example). Some factors that’ll affect your overall pricing estimate include:

  • Cost of materials used during the project

  • How much labor is required to fix the problem

  • How big an area is being serviced

  • The type of project and whether or not a permit is required to administer the solution to the issue

  • How much time the job will take to complete

  • Where you are located and how far the plumber needs to travel

  • The brand or product you choose

Since there’s no telling exactly how much your plumbing project will cost, Houzz doesn’t publish plumbing pricing. But there are some average plumbing services price ranges that you can use as a basic gauge, bearing in mind that pricing for your specific project may be slightly more or less, depending on the details. Here’s a ballpark estimate for some common Houzz plumbing projects:

Plumbing project
Average pricing range

Tankless water heater

$1,800-$4,800

Water softening

$1,500-$4,500

Home repiping

$4,500-$1,500+

Water filtration

$1,800-$5,500

As you can see, there is quite a big range. The other factor that will determine your final estimate is who the plumber is. Each plumber in the Houzz network is entitled to set their own prices for any plumbing project. While Houzz tries its best to host professionals who are fair and honest tradesmen, there is no guarantee on the pricing fairness of individual projects.

One thing that you will appreciate about Houzz is that many partners offer flexible payment plans. For example, one partner we worked with offered financing for all plumbing projects. They also guarantee no closing costs or prepayment penalties for finishing off your payments early. So, you get the feeling that Houzz partners are there to work with you instead of against you.

Testimonials

Can’t decide if this is the right fit for you? Here are a few real user reviews to help you get a better feel for the kind of experience you can have using Houzz to find a plumber for your next project:

“EnviroPlumbing was the third plumbing company I had look at a broken shower-the first two wanted to drill through the side of my house to fix it, but Daniel managed to get the work done without having to buy all new fixtures and drill into the house. This saved me thousands of dollars. They've also installed a water softener and fixed other issues in my home and at many friends- including an emergency hot water heater replacement. They are professional, on time, respectful, and do not over charge. They are the best!”

“Shawn is a genuinely nice guy. He was very knowledgeable about the products and water treatment solutions. He explained the many options very clearly and set realistic expectations. There was no pressure or up selling at all. During the installation of my water treatment unit, his team pointed out that my main pipe did not have a water pressure valve installed. It was a shock to me because I didn't even notice and it potentially could have caused major pipe problems. He could have resolved the issue by installing one, but suggested that I call my builder first. It has been 8 years since my house was built, but the builder did send a tech out to install one right away and acknowledged that it was a mistake on the company's part.”

“We have used All Clear Plumbing on numerous occasions. The have been consistent and professional every time. They do not try to up-sell on services or repairs like other companies that are not needed. All Clear Plumbing is the ONLY plumbing that I recommend to anyone who asks.”

Customer Service and Response Time

Houzz has an email customer support system. But if you want specific details about scheduling appointments, hours of operation, and what an appointment entails, you’ll have to look toward the individual plumbers themselves. Most of these professionals offer emergency services, so you can get in touch with them on weekends and holidays, too. But again, this is totally dependent on the individual plumbers. Check out the profile pages. They have a lot of this information clearly spelled out for you. And many of the Houzz specialists won’t charge you extra for emergency calls.

Warranty

One drawback of using Houzz is that it doesn’t guarantee the work done by its network of contractors. This is not uncommon among plumbing networks. Since the work is being done by individual plumbers (and not directly by Houzz employees), there isn't a requirement to guarantee the work. Still, it would be a plus if Houzz did offer some sort of guarantee against shoddy workmanship.

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Other Services Offered

If you’ve ever even glanced at the Houzz website, then you know that this is an all-in-one home remodeling and design website. While some sites focus primarily on one area of the home, Houzz does its best to cover all aspects of your home improvement. From basic design innovation to full-scale remodeling and landscaping, Houzz hosts the professionals, inspirations, and tools for any and all elements of the process. Needless to say, we were impressed with the vast array of additional services available through the Houzz network. Here is a small list of what else you can find from this site:

  • Architect and building design

  • Interior design and decorators

  • General contractors

  • Homebuilders

  • Kitchen and bathroom design

  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling

  • Landscape architects and designers

  • Landscape contractors

  • Swimming pool builders

  • Decks, patios, and outdoor enclosures

  • Stone, pavers, and concrete work

  • Fence contractors

  • Driveway installation and maintenance

  • Hot tub and spa professionals

  • Gardeners and lawn care

  • Painting

  • Roofing and gutters

  • Cleaning services

  • Electricians

  • Photographers

  • Real estate agents

Summary

Houzz is a massive network of plumbing professionals, all located in one place. It makes searching and selecting a pro a lot faster and easier with intuitive search results and smart filters. Houzz also makes easy work by partnering with local plumbers who are licensed to work in your area. So, you don’t have to spend time searching for someone nearby. Houzz also has thorough profile pages to give you a lot of useful information on each professional.

Sarah Badani has extensive research and review experience in the finance industry. With a degree in psychology and education, she brings a level of depth and understanding to her writing along with her own flavor to spice up each topic in a unique and inviting way.

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