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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 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 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.

Reviews for El Cajon plumbers
Frank W.
Simple problem that he offered simple solutions rather than a big plumbing bill. Highly recommended
iFix It Handyman And cleaning ServicesiFix It Handyman And cleaning Services
David L.
We had a very good experience with Terrific Drains and Plumbing. A very quick response to our request and showed up right on time. Professional and personable. Each step of the task was explained and no questions went unanswered. The repair work was excellent. I would highly recommend Terrific Drains and Plumbing.
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
Johnny W.
Couldn't have gone any smoother. Affordable and efficient job done by Garcia Plumbing. Highly recommend without hesitation!
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Juan was THE BEST -- very professional, articulate, efficient and knowledgeable. Without hesitation, I would recommend JEM for any plumbing need!!
JEM PlumbingJEM Plumbing
Lori R.
Jose was such a big help when I was in a plumbing bind. My husband and I even ended up hiring him for some other work around the house.
Jose Mejia Handyman.Jose Mejia Handyman.
Nyaomi A.
Felipe was super fast and efficient. He really is such a great person and I will definitely be using him for all my plumbing needs. Thank you again Felipe!
All About Drains & PlumbingAll About Drains & Plumbing
Ms M.
Juan was very helpful. Responded immediately. Arrived on time and work was completed, area cleaned & a great installation. I would highly recommend Juan for your plumbing needs. GREAT JOB !
JEM PlumbingJEM Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I want them to remove our leaking water filtration tank and replace a corroded piping in our fire sprinkler. I called All Time Plumbing after calling 2 other "brand name" plumbing companies. One company is going to charge me $42 non refundable fee just to come out and evaluate the job, the other can't even give me a definitive time when they're coming so I can plan my day. So I called All Time Plumbing as a last resort and "oh boy!" I'm glad I did. I explained to Ruben over the phone what I want done, he came over right away to evaluate the job, went to get the parts and fixed my problem right away that same day. That's what I call world class "SERVICE". I'm very happy with the job result and I'll definitely call him again the next time I have a plumbing problems. Only this time he will be the first one I would call.
All Time PlumbingAll Time Plumbing
Yvonne P.
Victor was so fast and his pricing is very reasonable! Friendly and knowledgeable, replacing the toilet seemed like a cake walk for him. I will be calling him for any future plumbing projects. Thanks, Victor!
Victor Lee PlumbingVictor Lee Plumbing
Mike S.
Cameron was fantastic. He was able to schedule with us immediately and fixed our issue fast. He is very knowledgeable, honest, polite, and punctual. We will definitely hire him for the rest of our plumbing needs.
XP PlumbingXP Plumbing
Cris R.
Excellent experience. I had a leak in my wall, they identified the problem and was fixed same day. Very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. Will continue to use them in the future for my plumbing needs.
San Diego's Finest PlumbingSan Diego's Finest Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Jose called me within 10 minutes of my request and was able to come take care of my plumbing issue within 1 hour. He was efficient, courteous, and professional. I would recommend him highly!
E-Z FixE-Z Fix
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very glad I hired Robert! Did a great job at an awesome price. He took care of my house and then even went over to my grandparents' house and took care of their plumbing issue the same day. Thanks very much!
Pro 365 PlumbingPro 365 Plumbing
Matt m.
We hired John to install a hose bib outside of my condo. He came out and gave us a quote and to review the project. One week later he came out and did an incredible job with the project. He was neat and detailed! John was also extremely friendly and it was apparent he took pride in his work. I would definitely recommend him for any plumbing needs
Action Plumbing and Construction
Steven E.
Let me first start off by saying I'm 100% satisfied by the service I received from Victor. I am a new home owner so there's some areas of knowledge that I lack. Recently my family had to enter the market of plumbing. We needed a new water heater. The first thing we did was research how much a new one would cost. Once we had that figure fingered we wanted to know what does it take to get one installed. Being a military member we went to Home Depot and shopped for what we needed. The HMDT associates said we can have that installed same day. I said:"cool!" Needles to say the quoted price and service cost an arm, leg and first born. Then we found Victor Lee. We sent him pictures of the task at hand and he provided a quote. When the job was complete(1 hr less than anticipated) the estimate was less. Victor performed an honest days work and I highly highly recommend his service.
Victor Lee PlumbingVictor Lee Plumbing
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