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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 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.

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 Anaheim plumbers
Linda A.
Elite Plumbing was able to repair the plumbing problems at my house. Donny answered all my concerns and inspected all the pipes for leaks. I would recommend this plumbing company.
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Vaishal S.
Professional and Clean Plumbing
Chase Plumbing & DrainsChase Plumbing & Drains
Nick C.
Most definitely would use him again for any plumbing issues.
Bryan G. plumbingBryan G. plumbing
Jennifer M.
Very impressed with Elite Plumbing . His quality of work and ability to complete the job in such a timely manner, was truly appreciated . communication was excellent . Very Professional with a great attention to detail . If you want the job done correctly , contact Elite Plumbing ! Thanks again!
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Peter C.
This team is quick and efficient. I would call upon them again for future plumbing needs.
Ryan M.
Plumbing Inatalls put in a new water heater for us. The job was done quickly, affordably and professionally. I highly recommend their services.
Plumbing InstallsPlumbing Installs
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the work Petar did for me! He was very nice and professional and very helpful. I highly recommend him for plumbing services.
Plumbing InstallsPlumbing Installs
Tony O.
Great service with T-Max plumbing. I contacted him online and he responded rite away. He came out to my shop and gave me a quote on what I wanted done and I agreed. Price was great. I hired him to install plumbing in my new shop and he did a great job. I will definitely contact him in the future for more work. Thank you
Benjamin F.
Was a quick fix and he also noticed a few other small problem that needed taken care of. Was communicative and professional- will be using him again for the other plumbing work in my house!
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Michelle P.
I would definitely recommend T&B plumbing. He did a great job repairing my shower faucet. Very nice and he got my shower working again fast.
T & B PlumbingT & B Plumbing
Kenneth L.
Ryan helped us with the installation of a new PRV. He was upfront with his quote/pricing and stayed until 11 PM to finish the job, which we greatly appreciate! Took extra time to help us understand how to detect our plumbing/water issues. Ryan was super meticulous and seemed to really care that about doing the job correctly and efficiently and seemed interested in finding a long-lasting solution for our water pressure regulator problems. Will definitely reach out to him again for our plumbing needs.
J.N.S. PLUMBING (whatever it takes!)J.N.S. PLUMBING (whatever it takes!)
Peggy B.
Tony knew exactly what was needed to fix our shower quickly and expertly. He was quick to respond and answered all our questions. He is an exceptional plumber and we will use him for all our future plumbing needs.
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Lin T.
Rooter Guy was professional but had a good sense of humor. He was also very personable. I like him and I would definitely contact him again if we ever have plumbing problems in the future. Lin T.
Celeste B.
I would choose all highlights if Thumbtack allowed more than 3!! All star rooter provided excellent service and value was amazing! If I ever have a plumbing issue in the future, we will call Allstar again!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Joel K.
Albert and Miller were great! They came abs capped off some water lines I had from an old wet bar. They were quick, efficient and professional. Very cool guys! Will hire again for my plumbing needs!
Jordan B.
Tony did a great job he was able to replace my 40 year old washer dryer hookups. He ran into several issues and was able to complete quickly and with quality work. Highly recommend for all plumbing needs will be using again for sure!!
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Tammam H.
We spoke on phone, and he was very generous with information, and when i told him i would like to try and fix it by myself he was very welcoming and educated me how to do it. Thanks again and for sure i will hire him for any plumbing issues.
Caliber One Plumbing and constructionCaliber One Plumbing and construction
Norma V.
This was my first time using Thumbtack and I had a great first experience. I was very pleased with the quality of work provided by Caliber One Plumbing. Quick response and great communication throughout. Fixed my kitchen sink with no issues and I am happy with the result.
Caliber One Plumbing and constructionCaliber One Plumbing and construction
Michelle O.
Gary was very honest and upfront on what needed to be done with old and frozen bathroom sink valves and a never ending running faucet. He quoted a very affordable price and stuck to it We highly recommend him as he did a great job and we will have him back to fix other plumbing issues.
Gary’s plumbing llcGary’s plumbing llc
Judith G.
I am so glad I found Donny. He is super responsive, efficient, and professional. He gave me a very fair quote and just got to work right away. He was no fuss and got the job done. He is very knowledgeable and was able to assess my other non-emergency plumbing issues. Working with Donny was a pleasure. Highly recommend!!
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Jm F.
I was looking for a plumber and so was my brother, at the same time. I was going to give the job to Bernal Plumbing, but my brother got another one. The guy from Bernal was understanding and professional, even though I went with another plumber. If that falls through, I will go to them for sure. Being understanding and nice makes a huge difference in this world, thank you.
Bernal's PlumbingBernal's Plumbing
Carol M.
Very thorough, didn't rush but took his time to assess the problem. (When he was here to give me an idea of the problem and the cost) I was very impressed with how quickly they were able to schedule an appointment to fix the problem. I highly recommend them. Art was terrific. A big thank you to him-he made it relatively stress free. Best plumbing experience I have had.
Lisa V.
Todd did a fantastic job! We had several plumbers that bailed out after they saw what we needed done. Todd came in and immediately knew what kind of faucet it was and how to fix it. The faucet was discontinued however, he was able to use his connections to find the proper cartridge to fix the cold water leak. He even took the time to suggest solutions for other problems we are having around the house. We will definitely call him for any other plumbing issues in the future. Great job Todd! Thanks again.
Main PlumbingMain Plumbing
Nick P.
I am a realtor or real estate agent and have a clogged storm drain at my backyard. I called my regular plumber who doesn't have the hydro jet machine, so I called around other plumbers/rooters via Thumbtack and Yelp. Most of them didn't call me back, but Ben Foster is the guy he called me right away and answered me many questions I asked, but he patiently explained or educated me how hydro jetting and other plumbing components worked, etc... What's a good professional plumber! He then provided me a very competitive quote and we agreed to start the following week. Not only he completed his job well done for hydro jetting and replaced a pipe section in front yard, but also I ended up to hire him to install a new water pressure regulator. I can't thank enough to Ben and Victor, his partner (I joked with him that they should be a duo "Ben and Jerry" because in fact they are very friendly and humorous to chat) In short, I definitely will hire him again for future plumbing projects and will highly recommend Ben's Leak Masters to anyone included my relatives, my real estate buyers and sellers.
Jean C.
My tankless water heater went out and I called Steven to help me. He was very responsive throughout the process and was on top of it. Came by and replaced my water heater immediately. He tried to save us some money by using the same fittings from before. Unfortunately, we had a small leak. Without hesitation, they came back and quickly realized the problem were the old fittings and did the work at no extra charge (just the cost of the fittings). Yes there was a leak and people can get up in arms that it happened. What I appreciate was the communication and customer service. I think through that, it showed the true culture and character of these guys at West Coast Drains and Plumbing. I’m getting a water softener installed in the near future and I will definitely be giving these guys a call. They’ve earned my business.
West Coast Drains and Plumbing, LLCWest Coast Drains and Plumbing, LLC
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