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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.  

How do I find a good plumber in Phoenix?

Begin your search for a good plumber by comparing the top-rated plumbers in Phoenix online. This provides quick access to ratings, customer reviews and even customer-uploaded photographs of actual work done by the plumbers. 

You can visit the Arizona Registrar of Contractors to verify licenses for plumbing contractors you’re considering. You might also find this information on the plumbers’ online profiles, or you can ask them to send you verification. 

Finally, compare quotes from various plumbers to decide on the best fit. You can get free estimates by simply contacting the plumbers and giving them details about the project (or repairs) you have planned.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Phoenix plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Morningstar plumbing was courteous, knowledgeable, and able to execute my plumbing install. The fee was also very reasonable. I would use them again for other plumbing projects.
MorningStar Plumbing And Drain CleaningMorningStar Plumbing And Drain Cleaning
Kyle R.
Great work at a fair price. Will be using Bishop Plumbing for my plumbing needs from now on. Thanks guys!
Bishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater SpecialistBishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater Specialist
D'Marie R.
Custom Plumbing of Arizona, LLCCustom Plumbing of Arizona, LLC
Peter K.
Mario was very quick to assess my plumbing problem and proceeded to repair it immediately. While my old plumbing was a problem, he was able to find the right parts needed for the repair. Would recommend JO Plumbing to my neighbors.
Alpha Plumbing Solutions LLCAlpha Plumbing Solutions LLC
Tony R.
I am very happy with the work Done Right Plumbing performed. Will definitely use them again fore any of my plumbing needs.
Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.
Steve H.
David was quick and took care of my plumbing needs. Appreciate his work and will call him again for my plumbing needs!! Thank you again!!
Agave plumbing LLCAgave plumbing LLC
Antonietta P.
Great experience with Top Dollar Plumbing, they came out when they said they would and took care of the plumbing issue we had in the kitchen. Thanks guys!
Top Dollar Plumbing LLCTop Dollar Plumbing LLC
Robert H.
Stefan was exceptional in his quality of work. He was extremely professional and responsive. I will definitely hire Simba Plumbing for any future plumbing needs. I highly recommend this service!
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Toni B.
Done Right Plumbing is exactly what their name states. I contacted them to connect the plumbing after my kitchen renovation. Libby was courteous, professional, and very thorough and informative. Libby was my technician, she was courteous, informative, and thorough. I am very pleased and would use Done Right Plumbing again. I highly recommend them
Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.
Great guy, knows what he is doing in regards to plumbing.
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Donna F.
They were prompt, efficient and affordable. Thank you Bishop Plumbing
Bishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater SpecialistBishop Fine Plumbing-Water Heater Specialist
Adam E.
Fixed all my plumbing issues. Would hire again.
AZ Water SystemsAZ Water Systems
Took care of my plumbing problems. They both were very pleasant.
Custom Plumbing of Arizona, LLCCustom Plumbing of Arizona, LLC
Len L.
I am very pleased with the service I received from Aqua Cat Plumbing! The service was exceptional and they are very knowledgeable. They want to get it right! I will use Aqua Plumbing for any of my future projects. Thank you!
Aqua Cat Plumbing ServiceAqua Cat Plumbing Service
Lourdes Z.
Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.
Kim F.
Jose Plumbing responded quickly, knowledgeable, fair in pricing, and professional. Highly recommended
Jose PlumbingJose Plumbing
Cinamon M.
Sent message and they showed up an hour later, fixed not only the main plumbing problem called out for but tackled 2 other issues while at property and didn’t gauge but gave such a reasonable price! Will use him for all plumbing issues in the future!
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Johnny J.
Arrived as scheduled and assessed my plumbing issue, solved the problem in no time time and didn’t try to over charge me! Thanks Michael, I’ll definitely call you or recommend you for any future plumbing needs for myself or others I know.
Veldon C.
Alexis was punctual & knowledgeable. We will definitely hire him for our next plumbing job.
arizona service plumbingarizona service plumbing
Amy N.
David was great and on time! Well definitely contact him again for our plumbing needs
DM Service’s  Plumbing ONLYDM Service’s Plumbing ONLY
Jax D.
The team was punctual and professional. They worked hard to fix a handful of plumbing problems for a great value.
State 48 Drain Service LLCState 48 Drain Service LLC
Janay W.
Excellent service! Great attention to detail. I will definitely use Simba Plumbing LLC in the future.
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Daniel U.
Stefan was punctual and provided great quality at a fair price. Will definitely use again for plumbing needs.
Simba Plumbing LLCSimba Plumbing LLC
Jason P.
We had hindsight plumbing come to our rental property to fix what a major company wanted to demo the entire bathroom. They were on time, professional and kept me in the loop since I wasn’t there. I will use them for all my plumbing needs you should too.
Hindsight plumbingHindsight plumbing
Jeff C.
Great company! I will definitely reach back out if I have any plumbing needs! 5 star!!
Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.Done Right Plumbing✅ sewer lines Drains etc.
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