Home owners know the dreaded feeling of encountering a choking sink, a clogged toilet bowl, a faulty water heater or a leaking tap. Not only is it a major inconvenience, it also means having to find an affordable yet recommended plumber in Singapore that will fix the problem pronto.
We’ve compiled a list of cheapest plumbers in Singapore who can provide reliable plumbing service here, so you don’t have to ask around.
How much do plumbing services & repairs cost?
You may have a recommended plumber‘s contact stuck on your fridge, but that’s no indication of the cost. Here’s a handy guide to how much typical plumbing services should cost you in Singapore.
|Clear choked toilet bowl||$60 to $300|
|Clear choked kitchen sink||from $50|
|Supply and install new toilet bowl||$140 to $500|
|Supply and install new basin||$90 to $180|
|Siphon repair or replacement for toilet bowl||$80 to $140|
|Replace new tap, basin, kitchen sink||from $60|
|Replace leaking pipes||from $80|
|Install or replace leaking or loose water taps||$60 to $200|
|Install or replace leaking or faulty shower sets||from $80|
|Water heater installation||from $100|
|Clear clogged floor trap or drainage pipe||$40 to $150|
|Labour and equipment to detect water leakage of concealed pipes in HDB flats and condominiums||$120 to $300|
|Labour and equipment to detect water leakage of concealed pipes in landed property||$250 to $500|
Do take note that there may be additional charges for transport (usually between $10 and $20), supplies and equipment.
NTUC Home Services
If all you care about is to get a reliable contractor, you can use NTUC Home Services to get quotes for all your home repair and improvement needs, including plumbing. This saves a lot of time doing research and getting word-of-mouth recommendations.
Request a referral for up to three services in a single form and get a free quotation from a licensed service provider within their database in half an hour.
With licensed plumbers that have more than 20 years of experience, HDB Plumbers have state-of-the-art equipment to fix whatever’s burst, blocked, leaked, requires fitting or replacing in your kitchen and bathroom at work and at home.
They operate 24/7 and promise to be at your place between one and three hours from your call. Rates are transparent and published on their website.
Handyman Services Singapore
Handyman Services Singapore is a one-stop shop for electrical, air-conditioning, plumbing, painting services as well as general contract work.
We found them a mighty contender reviewing handyman services in Singapore. They remain a favourite for plumbing services as their prices are transparent and there are no hidden costs. However, a word of caution: their prices are not the cheapest.
Tel: 8282 6888 (Available on Whatsapp)
Mr Plumber Singapore
With over 10 years’ plumbing experience in residential and commercial buildings and a team of licensed plumbers, Mr Plumber Singapore has a full range of services that include installations and repairs of water heaters, pipes, toilet bowls, sinks and floor traps.
They receive good reviews from satisfied clients for their affordable rates, which are transparent and published on their website.
Family Plumber Singapore
Family Plumber Singapore provides PUB-licensed, 24-hour plumbing services even on public holidays. With 30 years of experience, its eight teams install, repair or replace everything from pipes to drains, sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, heaters and water tanks.
It is worthy to note that their highly experienced plumbers are well-equipped with over 5,000 items, meaning that they don’t need to fetch supplies or order new parts, delaying the repair work.
If you need something fixed urgently, they may be your best bet – they promise to be at your home within 30 minutes of your call. Their repair work has up to three months warranty.
Prices are transparently stated on their website and they’ll only begin work when you have agreed on their assessment and pricing.
Phone: 8126 2163 or 9815 7075
Email: [email protected]
140 Upper Bukit Timah
47 Pavilion Circle
Woodlands St 32
9010 Tampines Industrial Park
With 24-hour service and licensed plumbers, Plumber Singapore is known for its reliable, quality work that comes with post-repair or post-installation follow-ups. The prices of the extensive plumbing services they provide are clearly stated on their website.
Phone: 6871 8768
KiasuPlumber not only has plumbing services, but also electrical, painting and handyman services. This family-owned outfit has been in business for 30 years and receive good reviews for having PUB-licensed plumbers that are stationed throughout Singapore. Their one-stop service is available 24/7, and they also provide one of the cheapest rates in the market.
Phone: 8820 5579
Address: 20 Maxwell Road #09-17 Maxwell House Singapore 069113
Super Electrical Engineering & Trading Services
You won’t find Super Electrical on the Internet because, like many old-school businesses, it relies on word-of-mouth recommendations. James, the main contractor, is a licensed plumber and does air-con installation and repairs as well. He is known to be responsive, reliable and honest, and frequently recommends tips to save water and maintain equipment.
Phone: 6899 8706 / 9459 1839
Address: 35 Selegie Road, #05-24 Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307
Team Building & M&E Services Pte Ltd
Team Building & M&E Services is another bao ka liao outfit with 30 years of experience in 24-hour plumbing and electrical services, as well as general contract work, interior design and customised furniture construction services. As an added bonus, they are recommended by the HDB, so you know that they are trusted and reliable.
Where to buy plumbing supplies in Singapore for DIY repairs
If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, sometimes it is easy to manage minor plumbing work without having to call in the professionals. A loose tap or a clogged pipe can be surprisingly easy to settle. The main tools you’ll need are:
- Plunger – for unclogging sinks and toilet bowls
- Wrench – to tighten pipes and taps or loosen them
- Plumber’s tape – to seal minor leaks
You can buy plumbing supplies from these hardware stores, both online and offline:
- SunHee Hardware Paint & Electrical (354 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-239, Singapore 120354)
- Handyman Centre (304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #03-01, Singapore 238863)
- Brandon Hardware Paints and Plumbing Services (3 Everton Park, Singapore 080003)
- Horme Hardware (online store)
- Hardwareonline.com.sg (online store)
For more options, read our recommendations on the top 10 hardware stores to go in Singapore.
Beware of plumbing scams in Singapore
A common scam tactic that dishonest plumbers use is to cheat on materials by using substandard materials instead of higher quality ones on their plumbing works. While they get to save money, you may face more breakdowns in the future.
Or, conversely, they may insist that they don’t have any regular taps and only have expensive brands, and want to charge extra for it.
Here are some tips to avoid plumbing scams:
1. Always agree on the price of labor and materials when calling and requesting the service. Even when the plumber arrives, re-confirm the price before he or she starts work and make him send an invoice after the work is done. You have the right to say “no” if the price is not mutually agreed upon.
2. If you are the one who hired the service, don’t just allow the plumber to enter your home and start work without you personally being around. Having a domestic helper, a child, or a family member monitor the work can cause problems especially if they don’t know what’s communicated between you and the plumber, or they may not have the expertise to understand the work that needs to be done.
3. Find a trustworthy plumber through word-of-mouth or sites that have online reviews. When you have found a good one, make sure you keep his contact information handy at home so that you and other family members can go back to the same person in case of emergency.
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