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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 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.

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?

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
Yun l.
I found Pro Grade Plumbing on thumbtack. They perfectly installed my new sink and faucet, and Pro Grade Plumbing works very professionally. Highly recommend! thank you!
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade Plumbing
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
Ashley C.
I had a great experience working with Pro Grade Plumbing. Andres was very quick to respond to my messages and was able to fit my job in very quickly. I had my bathroom faucet removed and replaced with a new one. I will definitely be hiring Pro Grade Plumbing again in the future!
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade 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
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
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.
Michael L.
It was our first time working with Alert Plumbing, but I wish we had known about them a year ago, when we had plumbing issues. It probably would have saved us the headaches that we ended up dealing with, with the previous companies we hired. From the initial response to our inquiry, to the first time meeting the owner for the estimate (which was FREE, by the way), and the professional technicians that came to work on our main water shut off valve, it truly was a great experience dealing with them. They provided exceptional customer service (which is big in my book) and outstanding work. I will definitely be working with them again (I am already planning on a few minor jobs that I would like them to tackle). 😊
Alert Plumbing and DrainsAlert Plumbing and Drains
Sarah F.
Andy is awesome! His customer service is some of the best I’ve come across. Although we didn’t wind up hiring Andy as we’re going to DIY our project, he was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to communicate with us on any questions we had. We will definitely be hiring him in the future for any plumbing projects we need!
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade Plumbing
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
Philip B.
Simply put, amazing work from Pro Grade plumbing and they became one of my go-to’s. Andy likely saved me from a future disaster. My wife thought it would be a great idea to get our drains cleaned before turning our home into a rental. I thought nah, our drains are not clogged or slow.. is it really worth it? Boy, was I wrong and Andy was the right person for the job! Andy was extremely through and made me a believer in the value of drain cleaning.. to include hydro-jetting. He hit all our drains and our laundry line. The price was RIGHT (better than the competitors) and we are very happy. Just to share, attaching a few shameful pics of what Andy accomplished.
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade 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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