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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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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 Chula Vista plumbers
Leontine T.
Mario, of Solid Plumbing & Drains, was WONDERFUL!! He was extremely responsive, professional, and was able to quickly get my problem fixed. I would highly recommend Solid Plumbing & Drains for your plumbing needs.
Solid plumbing & drains incSolid plumbing & drains inc
Michelle G.
I had a great experience with Chris of San Diego's Finest Plumbing. Very responsive, professional, very fair price. I would definitely call them again for any plumbing repairs. Thanks
San Diego's Finest PlumbingSan Diego's Finest Plumbing
Ronald L.
I was completely satisfied with the service and will definitely call Ruben with any future plumbing needs.
All Time PlumbingAll Time Plumbing
Terathia R.
Isaak with Terrific Drains & Plumbing responded quickly and was able to provide quality service in restoring our shower. Thank you!!!!
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Swift Plumming did a great job. I will use them for any other plumbing jobs and recommend them to friends.
Swift Plumbing Co.Swift Plumbing Co.
Cris G.
Mr. John Griffin from Action Plumbing is fantastic!! Replied right away - did a terrific professional job for a reasonable price!
Action Plumbing and Construction
Grace M.
I contacted Ucon Plumbing to help my elderly parents who live in a different city. Since my parents don't use anything technology-based they often turn to me to find them a professional to help them with any needed repairs. Igor was incredibly responsive and immediately took care of my parents. They were so happy with him and the work he did they are ready to shout referrals to him from the rooftop. I couldn't recommend Ucon Plumbing highly enough. I know that if they ever need help with their plumbing again, I won't need to search for anyone else. My parents are instant lifelong fans.
Alef PlumbingAlef Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Ruben provided outstanding service. He was prompt, extremely knowledgeable and professional. He honored the original quote, tested my water pressure and discovered that my regulator was not working. I had it replaced along with having a new water heater installed as the original reason I called. Ruben cleaned up when he finished the job. Excellent experience and performance. I will be sure to recommend him at All Time Plumbing and use again for plumbing issues.
All Time PlumbingAll Time Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Victor installed kitchen faucet and garbage disposal. Very professional work at a great price. Will definitely use Victor again for any future plumbing needs and refer him to family & friends in need of a quality plumber.
Victor Lee PlumbingVictor Lee Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Rodolfo was awesome!! He was on time, did a great job! And his quote was affordable! He is going in my contact list, he is a keeper! I will definetly call him back when I need plumbing :) thanks Rodolfo!!
Swift Plumbing Co.Swift Plumbing Co.
Rena C.
I give Garcia plumbing five stars, cause he came on a Sunday within a couple of hours from my Thumbtack request. And didn't charge me extra for a Sunday either 👍🏼. He worked quickly and professionally. His price was spot on! I would recommend him.
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Victor was very punctual, professional, friendly and courteous. He was very knowledgeable about his profession and the product we chose for him to install. His pricing was very competitive with no unexpected costs. We are very pleased with the service he performed and will definitely use him again in the future for all of our plumbing needs.
Victor Lee PlumbingVictor Lee Plumbing
Tanya S.
I Received quality work at a really good price. What also made me choose this contractor over others was that credit card was accepted and he was able to work on weekends. Both of those are important to me, as well as high quality work. Will definitely contact him next time for my plumbing repairs.
Swift Plumbing Co.Swift Plumbing Co.
Brenda Q.
John, You the best!!. I cannot thank you enough for the service you rendered in fixing my plumbing issue Your services werfe reasonable priced!!! Not only did you go to Home Deport twice (in one day), you came back the next day (at a moment notice) for another leak at no charge. I appreciate and value your professionalism, responsiveness, and quality of work. Thanks so much. Much Respect, Brenda
Action Plumbing and Construction
Anthony R.
Best plumbing service I’ve ever had. I posted on Thumbtack after a drain backed up in my rental property. It’s Sunday and my tenant needed this done. Within minutes this gentleman sent a quote and came out within a couple hours. He came in and quickly tackled the problem. No upsell and no bs. If your looking for a plumber this is your guy. Definitely going in my file for future jobs. Thanks for coming down and taking care of this concern!
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
The water heater finally started leaking in the garage after 13 years. I frantically searched online for a licensed plumber with good reviews and a reasonable price quote. I soon learned why Victor Lee has 5 star ratings. I shopped for my own replacement water heater from The Home Depot instead of using one from his supplier (personal choice). Victor offered to pick it up in his work van for $50 and bring it over for installation. He was out here the next morning in the time frame he mentioned the day before and wasted no time getting started on removing the old unit and putting the new one in. Just 2 hours later he was done. Victor was true to his reasonable labor quote. A $100 even charge for parts seemed a bit on the high side but I suppose that's what happens when you're paying for plumber-supplied parts vs what you would pay for parts from the hardware store. However, the total price with the parts, labor, and the water heater I bought separately was in the lower end of the average price range for 40 gallon installs in this area which is good. After one week of use, no problems to report. The water heater is working great. Would I recommend Victor Lee Plumbing and hire him again? Yes.
Victor Lee PlumbingVictor Lee Plumbing
Brian L.
Isaak was the first to reply on Thumbtack when I needed a water heater replacement. My old water heater was leaking water from the bottom. I called Isaak and explained him the situation and if he would be able to come out the same day to perform the work needed. He said he could come out and take a look at the water heater because he said we might not need a replacement. He came out and and explained to my wife that the water heater we had is way past it’s lifetime and needed to get a replacement. Went to Home Depot purchased the new water heater and parts. Isaak began getting to work right when he got back. I got home from work when he started removing the old one. He was very polite and professional and is very knowledgeable. He finished the job in about 3 hours. He explained everything he did and what he upgraded. Everything turned out great. We even bought him some dinner because we were ordering out and it was getting late and he was working hard. Isaak cleaned up his work area and made sure he didn’t leave a mess.I would highly recommend Isaak if you need any plumbing work done. His prices are very reasonable and he will not charge for unnecessary work. Thanks Isaak for taking care of us.
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
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