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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 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?

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.

Reviews for Burbank plumbers
Lori S.
I had a wonderful experience with J.R. Rooter & Plumbing, I would highly recommend them. They were honest and helped me find a cost effective solution to my plumbing issues! I will definitely use them again in the future!!
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
Alvin l.
great job done is timely manner. would rehire for the next plumbing job for sure
The Drain ChiefThe Drain Chief
Thumbtack Customer
They came out on time,and finished the plumbing job on our apartment nicely.excellent service.will hire them again.
L.A. Master PlumbersL.A. Master Plumbers
Craig B.
I’ll call them again, the next time I need plumbing services. They are reliable and competent. Thanks, guys!
A Team Plumbing Services IncA Team Plumbing Services Inc
Prakash D.
I would hire Ara again for any plumbing job in my house and recommend him to my friends!
LA WrenchLA Wrench
Danielle l.
Great experience! They came on time and placed 4 outside faucets swiftly. I will definitely be using them for all my plumbing needs.
Miracle Plumbing and RooterMiracle Plumbing and Rooter
Elissa A.
Joshua did a great job recommending a new toilet and shower head and a fantastic job installing them! Would definitely contact him again for any future plumbing needs :)
Rockin' Plumbing & Rooter Llc.Rockin' Plumbing & Rooter Llc.
Hari r.
Very glad I found Joshua and his team at Rockin’ plumbing services on Thumbtack. He helped build a drain in a tricky slope area and also performed hydro jetting for my sewage line. High quality work at competitive prices. I found him and his team very professional in their approach — very detailed responses to all my concerns and queries, punctual, and willingness to put everything in writing. Considering hiring his team again for my future plumbing projects.
Rockin' Plumbing & Rooter Llc.Rockin' Plumbing & Rooter Llc.
Nirankar M.
Efrain from Blue Streak was very responsive and worked per my schedule. He provided a very reasonable quote and did a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend him for your plumbing needs.
Blue Streak PlumbingBlue Streak Plumbing
Alison F.
Tony quoted a very reasonable price and showed up on time. He spent nearly an hour diagnosing and fixing my clogged drain. He didn't pressure me into more expensive fixes and offered suggestions for future solutions. I will call him again with any other plumbing issues that arise.
Zhong n.
This guy is really good with what he do, he know exactly what you want and doing a excellent job, first he show up on time , and then he take a look of the work and go to the store pick up what he need, when he start to work , he is very professional and very clean at his work site, he even doing extra work for you if you needed, he have a great personality and always with a nice smile on his face, for the price, he change very reasonable price for the job, decent Man, I am highly recommend to other people who is looking for a good plumbing company in Burbank area. Go with J .R Rooter& plumbing ,Inc. you will be very happy with them.
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
Tatiana T.
Jose did an excellent job fixing plumbing in our newly purchased house! He installed a new water heater, replaced shower fixtures, replaced a kitchen faucet and leaky garden faucets. He was proactive in communication throughout the whole process and fast to give us an estimate. His prices were reasonable and he didn’t need to be managed to get job done! I’ll definitely use Jose’s services in the future.
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
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