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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

Depending on the service you need (unclogging a drain, fixing a pipe, installing new pipes, etc.), plumbers charge anywhere from $45-$165 per hour. Plumbers often operate on a fixed rate model, too. Some won’t charge hourly rates because the variables involved in their work makes it less practical to do so. 

Plumbers will scope out the work, calculate the cost of parts, and roll it together with other fees to give you an estimate for the job. They may even offer standard flat rates for things like installing a toilet or a sink. Reach out to plumbers near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your project or repair.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

Does insurance cover a broken pipe?

Sudden water damage may be included under most homeowners’ insurance policies, but it’s typically not covered if the damage could have been avoided with proper maintenance.

For example, if a pipe in your laundry room suddenly bursts and causes damage to the flooring and walls, that is usually covered by insurance. But if a pipe under your sink has been leaking for months and causes your wood floors to rot, your policy won’t cover that damage.

Always double-check with your insurance agent (or another expert)  to see what your policy covers.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

What are the signs of a burst pipe?

If your water pressure has suddenly dropped or your sink and toilet have unexpectedly started clogging, you may have a burst pipe. Other tell-tale signs include watermarks on the wall of your bathroom or laundry room, drips or puddles in your home or basement, or water from your faucets that have suddenly turned brown. You may also notice a strange rotten-egg smell or the sound of gurgling water in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber near you to fix your pipes immediately.

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

Reviews for Homewood plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Murphy Plumbing was punctual and did a wonderful job and was an excellent value! Will use again for future plumbing needs!
Murphy PlumbingMurphy Plumbing
Henna B.
Top notch plumbing company. Professional. On time, plus good quality work. Honest and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Deerman Plumbing.
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Nikki W.
T & M Plumbing has set the bar for service. We are using them on multiple contracts for us and will continue to use them!
T and M plumbing and septic servicesT and M plumbing and septic services
Bill P.
The employee was very prompt, respectful of my home and time and cleaned up after himself. I would definitely recommend Deerman Plumbing?
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Charles L.
Mr. Deerman was very responsive and arrived on time. He is very experienced and fixed my plumbing issue. I will use his services again in the future.
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Charles C.
Jose and his team were great to work with- They did a plumbing job and install for me- and I would highly recommend them for your home handyman needs
Jose EscobarJose Escobar
Theresa M.
I had two clogged shower drains that I could not unclog after several bottles of Drano. Deerman Plumbing responded to my request promptly, quoted an excellent price, and scheduled an appointment to come out and do the work. The job was completed very quickly and efficiently at the quoted price. They did such a wonderful job that I asked them about installing a new toilet. He quoted me an excellent price, which included the toilet and install. They came back out a few days later and installed the new toilet. Therefore, I am very happy and pleased with the level of service provided by Deerman Plumbing. They are very friendly, professional, efficient, and offer great prices. I am happy to have them for my new plumbers and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of quality plumbing services.
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Ernest E.
I highly recommend Deerman Plumbing. They did an excellent job unclogging my drain and at a reasonable price. They were very professional and came right at the time specified. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely work with them again.
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Raj G.
I would highly recommend Deerman plumbing.. I really needed help with my broken refrigerator pipe & fortunately they came with in 3-4 hours after leaving request. Also charged very reasonable price for that I really appreciate them.
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Murdoch D.
Jeff was highly diligent and hard working. It was very clear he valued the opportunity, wanted to do the work and wanted to show his value. I'd recommend him for any job, plumbing installation (which is what he did for us) or any handyman tasks.
Jeff's PlumbingJeff's Plumbing
Amanda K.
Deerman Plumbing is awesome! Will definitely use them again for any future plumber needs. They’re honest, hardworking, and responsive. You can tell they have tons of experience and really know what they’re doing. If your needing a plumber, you can’t go wrong with hiring Deerman!
Deerman Plumbing ServicesDeerman Plumbing Services
Rob H.
I wish it didn’t limit you to picking only 3 best qualities about the service. Jose was fantastic, focused and worked through some unexpected pre-existing plumbing issues. He went the extra mile at every corner and fixed it all. Could not be happier with him and will always use in the future!
Jose EscobarJose Escobar
Diane C.
This was a seamless transaction. I needed a toilet repair done to respond to a home inspection. I called a bigger plumbing outfit, left a message and never got a call back. I turned to Thumbtack and Jose responded right away and the job was done the next day. The guys he sent were courteous, punctual and neat. Job done!
Jose EscobarJose Escobar
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