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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.

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?

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.

Reviews for Avondale plumbers
Mia M.
These two have shown such a great professionalism I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs plumbing service.
State 48 Drain Service LLCState 48 Drain Service LLC
Carmelita M.
Showed up early and got the job done. Quoted the least amount, and also looked at other plumbing issues and gave his recommendations.
Hindsight plumbing llcHindsight plumbing llc
Damon K.
Aaron and his brother Logan helped us with an emergency toilet replacement situation. They were so affordable and prompt, we added a garbage disposal replacement at the last minute. I would highly recommend them for your plumbing needs.
Bishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater SpecialistBishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater Specialist
Mary T.
The plumber (Evan) was on time, which was very important to me. He was courteous, knowledgeable and very efficient. I have no doubt that his work was of the highest quality. The price was fair. I highly recommend Chas Roberts for all your plumbing needs.
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & PlumbingChas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Kristen D.
David and his son fixed a bunch of small plumbing issues, including changing out frozen valves underneath five sinks, changing out insides of toilets, and fixing shutoff behind the refrigerator. His prices were reasonable, he gave lots of advice, and was easy to schedule.
D M service’sD M service’s
Debbi A.
This was a great experience. The plumber came out and repaired the problem quickly. He was very polite, wore a mask and even left his shoes outside. I highly recommend wizard LLC for any plumbing needs and we will use him again. I felt like a valued customer.
Drain wisard plumbing llcDrain wisard plumbing llc
Gaye B.
Barrett Plumbing & Drain was indeed verbally abusive AND used obscenities. They DO NOT guarantee their work or provide refunds when their materials have proven defective. Additionally, shortly after our unsuccessful communication, I was barraged by multiple racially charged text messages referencing my dissatisfaction with services (...or no services) provided by Barrett Plumbing. I KNEW there was something VERY CREEPY about this proprietor (read other less than 5 star rating comments). I was blinded by all the 5 star ratings and failed to read ALL the reviews. PLEASE DON’T BE FOOLED! I have saved our Thumbtack communication AND the personal text messages I received. If you would like a copy, please contact me. Make an informed decision before contracting. Gaye Booker, RPh.
Barrett Plumbing & DrainBarrett Plumbing & Drain
Kevin G.
Stefan was quick to respond to my initial inquiry. Sent me an all inclusive competitive quote with only seeing pictures and description of work needed. Came out early in the window promised and completed the work in a timely fashion. Quality Workmanship performed and backed by a 1 year parts and labor warranty. I will use again and recommend to others needing any plumbing services.
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Roberto S.
We had a leak, on our outdoor water spigot. We tried to fix it ourselves, for three days, before finding Barrett Plumbing and Drain. Austin rearranged his schedule, to come out, within an hour. and he immediately diagnosed the problem and quickly obtained the proper parts and the leak was fixed. He was very helpful and charged us a reasonable price. We are very satisfied with his work, and we recommend him very highly.
Barrett Plumbing & DrainBarrett Plumbing & Drain
Gaye B.
Top Dollar Plumbing cancelled my appointment after 4 pm on a Friday leaving me with a leaking drain pipe for the weekend. The technician’s underwear bunched up when I commented on his extreme tardiness. We clearly agreed on an appointment time. I went out of my to rush home to honor the appointment and after waiting an hour, he’s still “10 minutes away”. He explains its customary to give a “window” time but that “customary” window time was not provided. Instead, he gave a pinpoint time. I can excuse tardiness of 15 minutes or so but over an hour? Instead of just apologizing, he’s insulted by my observations and cancels. Are ALL plumbers now babies, overly sensitive and prone to throwing tantrums?
Top Dollar Plumbing LLCTop Dollar Plumbing LLC
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