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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 Campbell plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Very reliable. Definitely will re-hire Aqua Stat at next plumbing project
Aqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB LicensedAqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB Licensed
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was very helpful. He arrived on time and was very professional. I strongly recommend him for all plumbing services. He helped us with a clog and installing some appliance in bathroom.
K&M  ServicesK&M Services
Doreen L.
What a great company!! It is difficult to find good quality help and today changed my mind & attitude about finding good help in these times. I put in a request for a plumber this morning and within minutes I received a message from Quick 1 Repipe. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and needed pipes installed and old ones removed. Francisco and Jordan took care of it so quickly - a very professional job. They corrected a job from a previous plumbing company done very poorly. Not to mention they are very reasonably priced, great value! It’s nice to find a great quality plumbing company. We will be using them again for a few other projects here in our home. Thank you again Quick 1 Repipe & Plumbing 👏🏼
Quick 1 repipe and plumbing, IncQuick 1 repipe and plumbing, Inc
Grace R.
Alex installed an outdoor shower for us and did a great job! I plan on installing tile on the wall and he made room behind the fixtures for them to fit. Here’s photo’s of the work. Highly recommend him for plumbing!
Pretty Good PlumbingPretty Good Plumbing
Rukmani N.
Excellent work and value for money. Jose did our RO filter and dishwasher drain pipe installation. He was very responsive and even provided some valuable inputs for our next plumbing project. Would definitely hire him again.
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
Sarvesh S.
It was a great experience working with Troy. We wanted to get the RO water filter installed. Troy helped us right from step 1 of selecting the best auto filter. Explained all the technicalities of the system and other related stuff. He was very responsive and absolutely punctual. did a fantastic job and quickly. I totally recommend Troy for all your plumbing tasks.
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
David came by early in the morning to get two leaking toilet tanks in my home fixed. He also helped me with two other plumbing related things that came up. He explained what the problem was and how to go about fixing it. David is very professional and helpful. He aims to help his customers and not just do the task that was requested. His quotes are competitive and reasonable. I highly recommend David and I will be using his services in the future.
Gomes HandymanGomes Handyman
Sreekumar K.
Kevin helped us fix a delta touch2o faucet in our kitchen. He had to remove the drain pipes and the disposal system to get access to the old faucet. This took more time than planned, but Kevin was very professional and got it done right. He made sure that there were no leaks in the faucet and the drains after the install. In the process, he taught me some key points about the system that I was not aware of. I highly recommend Kevin and I will be hiring him for my future plumbing needs.
K&M  ServicesK&M Services
Wan L.
I worked with Jerry for a first project relating to clogged sink in the bathroom. He was prompt and gave some tips to maintain it to avoid future clogs. I liked the way he handled the service that I opened project for him to propose a solution. He quoted me a viable solution and price. He spent more time on my second project (re to water heater giving out brown water) than what he quoted, very diligent and “never give up” attitude to get it all fixed. Very patient with the challenging situation. Would definitely think of him if i have any future plumbing issues-big or small!!
J B Rooter and Plumbing IncJ B Rooter and Plumbing Inc
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