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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.

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?

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 Compton plumbers
Mrs. G.
Tony was very perfessional and reasonable, I will definitely refer him for any needed plumbing repairs.
Thumbtack Customer
Blue Streak Plumbing provided excellent service. they installed my water heater on 9-1-16. the repairman was on time, he was very competent, effective and efficient. I own several rental properties and I will hire this company to take care of all my plumbing needs.
Blue Streak PlumbingBlue Streak Plumbing
Arlene V.
Excellent service. Amazing super fast service. Will definitely use Manny for all our plumbing needs!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Gil S.
Absolutely happy with the job. Honest and very friendly. I would recommend Blue Streak plumbing. Price quoted was exactly what is was and provided a great warranty.
Blue Streak PlumbingBlue Streak Plumbing
Priscilla T.
Bruce Johnson Contacted Me Right Away, He Came To My Home The Same Day, Explained Every Detail Of Work Needed Gave Me An Estimate, He Was Hired, Arrived To My Home On Time, Again As He Was Performing His Job, He Told Me Everything along the Way, Very Nice Gentleman, After Job Was Done, He Called Me Outside For Which He Installed Water Heater, Fixtures For My New Dryer When I Tell You, He Pointed Out Everything That Was Installed, Explained it To Me Piece By Piece, When I Tell You I'm One Happy Client, I Will Truly Be Calling Him For Now On For Any Plumbing Problem And Will Highly Recommend Him To Anyone Who I Know Needs A Plumber....Thanks Again Bruce O' & The Price Is Right!
Mike P.
I hired Exert Construction to help me with a quick renovation of a house I bought to flip. Oscar, the owner is awesome and his employees work like an NFL team.  They actually work together and seem to know the plays and then execute them with precision.  They did a complete kitchen and bath remodel, added a bath, fixed a concrete block wall, built a fence and built a beautiful Trex deck. They also did electrical, drywall, trim, plumbing and other small repairs in between to bring the house up to code.  Furthermore they were great with the inspector and we passed both inspections so far on the first shot.  Need I say more.  These guys get 10 stars, oops they only let me post 5. (PS: Oscar also gave me good advise on a couple of items both saving me money and ensuring I was code compliant.)
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Carolyn R.
Thank you Manny for looking out for me and my family as the smell and back up of sewerage into our home was extremely dangerous. Manny performed an inspection using his sewer camera. He explained to me what we were seeing and why we were seeing what we saw and at the same time explaining to me what needed to be done to fix the sewer pipe. He explained it in such a way that it all made sense, the connections and all. After the inspection, I gave Manny the okay to begin the work and thank God that he was able to send his crew to our home within the hour. The work was guaranteed, done fast, including the 10 foot ditch that had to be dug. Manny and his crew were extremely nice, quick, affordable and reliable. No more stinky smells and backups for us!! For all of your plumbing needs, I highly recommend Allstar Rooter! Thank you Manny!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
M. M.
Manny and crew were contacted to fix a recurring toilet issue and he managed to discover the extremity of the bad work our old contractors did on our house in 2007. He didn’t just fix our toilet; he went under the house and documented all the issues he saw and was even able to speculate additional problems we were having without us disclosing it. He and his crew came and did excellent work for the best price he could and it was a lot of fun having them around for a couple of days. We paid for new plumbing lines, a new sewer line, and gas leaks and he was nice enough to install 2 new sink faucets, 1 new vanity and sink, a new shower head, fixed broken drywall, hook up our fridge and get a new filter for our ice, inspect our washer and dryer, etc. The price you pay is worth the job done.
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Vanessa R.
This is the second time I called upon Bruce for plumbing issue. (different problem) This time my elderly parents washing machine was leaking water. Little did we know the pipes under the house were plugged with trash and roots growing inside. To make a long story short we were in need of new pipes and a new washer. These pipes were the original pipes and were leaking too. He showed us where roots were growing out of the pipes! Bruce changed out the pipes in a timely manner. He didn't have to but he took me and help me pick out the best deal on a washing machine! Who does that? Not too many people will go out of their way to help you, but Bruce did both times when I called upon his expertise. He calls when he is on his way, arrives on time, has strong work ethics, always explain and shows you what needs to be done. he is honest, reliable and reasonable. I recommend Bruce and that's why I'm given him 5 stars!!!
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