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How Much Does a Plumber Charge to Replace a Toilet?

A homeowner with a broken toilet will probably ask him/herself “How much is a toilet replacement anyway?!” The cost of having your toilet replaced is dependent on several factors – geography, whether a toilet repair solution exists, and the cost of the new toilet.

While plumbers around the country will charge different rates, $75-100/hr is a pretty standard hourly rate for a local plumber. Obviously, emergency plumbers will often charge a higher rate because they are being dispatched outside of regular business hours. The nature of the break (and whether a second toilet is available for use in the interim) will determine if it’s a plumbing emergency or something that can wait to be taken care of.

Depending on the nature of the break, it may be possible to replace an individual toilet part instead of replacing the whole unit. The closet tank (flush handle, valve, flapper, etc.), wax ring and seal, tank, and bowl can all be replaced, allowing a homeowner to avoid the cost of replacing the entire toilet. Sometimes, homeowners who come home or wake up to a flooded bathroom call an emergency plumber reporting a broken toilet only to discover that a broken or leaking pipe is the real culprit. In this case, the cost will be entirely different because leak detection will need to be done to identify the root cause and the pipe will need to be repaired or replaced.

Finally, the cost of the toilet will also factor into the overall cost of having a toilet replaced. On average, toilets are around $275 each. Obviously, fancier toilets (more modern models and those with additional features) will be pricier than basic models. Water saving toilets, toilets with built-in bidets, and smart toilets may need to be custom ordered, but a licensed plumber can discuss your options and help you find the right toilet for your home.

Additional resources:
Does My Toilet Need to Be Replaced?
Identifying a Bathroom Water Leak
Is It a Plumbing Emergency?
Common Toilet Problems Explained
Why is My Water Bill So High?
DIY Plumbing Pros and Cons
How to Fix a Singing Toilet
Toilet Won't Stop Running
How Much is a New Toilet?