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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

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.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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. 

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 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.

Reviews for Cerritos plumbers
Huan N.
Had him change my water shut-off valve and install a whole house water softener. Did both in one day. He initially thought it would be a 4 hour job, but due to my old plumbing system and various problems he was here for twice as long to finish troubleshooting all my leaks. At no additional cost to the original quote. Will use again for future plumbing projects
Sisco’s PlumbingSisco’s Plumbing
Madhu K.
Clyde came on time and completed my job at a reasonable price. I would definitely use him again. He would be my go to plumbing guy.
My Dad's Plumbing Contractors License: 1051720My Dad's Plumbing Contractors License: 1051720
Harshitha K.
Fixed my leaky shower. Quick response , reasonable pricing and job very well done. Chase plumbing is very professional and quality of work is perfect. I wouldn’t think twice to hire them again. I recommend them 5/5.
Chase Plumbing & DrainsChase Plumbing & Drains
Bob D.
Excellent experience with Juan. He was very responsive, punctual, quickly diagnosed the issue (I had a leak in my sprinkler system), and provided me a fair quote for the work to repair. He repaired the same day. I'll be using him on all future plumbing jobs I have. I strongly recommend.
Calvin T.
Bruce did an excellent job removing an existing kitchen sink and replacing it with a new one as well as installing all new fixtures to include a garbage disposal, faucet, air gap, reverse osmosis faucet, and two shut off valves. He also had to reconfigure the drain pipes to accommodate a change from a two drain sink to a one drain sink. His plumbing knowledge was evident by the questions he asked before providing an estimate, the ease and speed with which he completed the job, and the superior appearance of the completed work. Bruce takes pride in his work, has great prices, and provides detailed explanations and advice pertaining to his completed work. We would recommend him to anyone and would use him for all future plumbing needs.
Jason R.
Overall happy with my experience with Bruce. Very honest and explains thing in detail. He did my whole house copper repipe, and overall very satisfied with the quality of work done. Bruce response with the quickness and very reliable. Do not sleep on Bruce with your plumbing needs. Overall 5 star experience from me.
Jim A.
I thought his company was called Davila plumbing? Manny and his worker were absolutely amazing! He said he'd show up between 8 & 9am - he was there st 8:10am. Done by 12:30pm - he showed me that he was using top quality materials and after he was done I couldn't tell that he'd just dug up my yard! Clean, quick and best price among 6 bids!!!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
James A.
Bought an American Standard toilet from Amazon. After it was installed it was discovered that toilet was defective. American Standard agreed to replace toilet and is sending a new one. Manny agreed to install new one when it arrives without additional charge. In this day and age, no one does that. I am eighty years old and have never experienced such treatment! I definitely will be using Manny for all our future plumbing needs. I will be recommending him to all my family and friends. Not only is his work outstanding he is one of the most decent individuals I have had the good fortune to know.
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
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