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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.  

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 Escondido plumbers
John T.
I recommend Personal Plumbing.
Personal Plumbing Inc.Personal Plumbing Inc.
Keith T.
I liked all aspects of working with Garcia Plumbing.
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Amazing! Fixed our plumbing issue over the phone within 5 minutes of me contacting them by helping us to troubleshoot the problem. I will 100% use this company again for plumbing issues. Highly recommend.
All About Drains & PlumbingAll About Drains & Plumbing
Andrae N.
Hired to install our purchases, they were great will use them again in future for plumbing issues.
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Miguel, answered my call and took care of my plumbing issue right away. Professional!
Miguel's PlumbingMiguel's Plumbing
Irene w.
EZ Plumbing- had Philip do a small job and he was outstanding. Would recommend this company to family and friends. Bravo
EZ Plumbing Pipes & DrainsEZ Plumbing Pipes & Drains
Ryan J.
Ucan plumbing came out right away and fixed my broken main water line. Igor is polite, courteous and very competitively priced.
Alef PlumbingAlef Plumbing
John T.
Pro Grade Plumbing was awesome to work with. Quick to respond and the price is reasonable. We wanted an outdoor water spigot installed, and they accommodated our needs.
Pro Grade PlumbingPro Grade Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Chris came as scheduled and performed the requested plumbing work and installed my shower pan for an affordable price with a great attitude. Couldn't ask for more than that!
Personal Plumbing Inc.Personal Plumbing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My husband decided to have a plumber come in last minute because he didn't want to have to cut up our brand new bathroom vanity to fit the plumbing. We submitted quote request at 8pm and got a firm quote based on the pictures attached and had our vanity installed with minimal damage to fit plumbing the next day. I highly recommend this company and Elmer.
Top Service Plumbing Co. IncTop Service Plumbing Co. Inc
Sandra S.
Igor responded quickly to my questions and was flexible with scheduling. He confirmed the scheduled appointment before arriving and was on time. I would definite recommend Igor and will call him in the future for our plumbing needs.
Alef PlumbingAlef Plumbing
Jayme I.
He did a great job. He came over and was done fixing my clogged toilet in less than 5 minutes. I will use him again in the future for other plumbing jobs if needed!
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Margie T.
What an awesome experience! Kyle is a professional through and through. We had two bathrooms that needed plumbing pipes moved over, vanities and a new tub installed, toilets fixed, faucets snaked, lots of plumbing needs. Kyle’s work is impeccable. He’s very conscientious, punctual, super neat, and affordable. You won’t find a nicer guy to invite into your home. He even gave me tips on how to train my puppy! His wife Doreen helped him too and she’s an absolute delight! Thank you both for all the help and exceptional experience.
Plumbing HandymanPlumbing Handyman
Juan C.
Christian was very professional and very punctual. His prices are competitive compare to lowes. After he installed the tankless water heater he was going over the characteristics and functions of the equipment to my wife. And my wife was able to understand everything he said. We ended up getting a Navian tankless water heater Energy efficient. He ended up doing the installation and providing the tankless water heater. We highly recommend him to anybody in the Escondido area for any plumbing services. I would definitely be calling him for my any plumbing issues at home. attached are the before and after pictures.
Christati PlumbingChristati Plumbing
Joy B.
Javier and Manny were excellent to work with. They were quick to respond to the call and quickly came up with a game plan for repair. The plumbing is in an old house so it was complicated. They figured out the problem! We were able to negotiate a fair price for the work. I would hire them again.
Team Rooter PlumbingTeam Rooter Plumbing
Jason N.
he was able to tell me more information than two previous plumbers, gave me a resonable price and did and excellent job same day he responded and quickly. will more than likely book again for any future plumbing. if you havent hired him youre wrong.
KB Plumbing & Remodeling, Inc.KB Plumbing & Remodeling, Inc.
Sandra M.
Our toilets and showers stopped working today. I called several plumber companies and since it is getting really close to Christmas, I was having a hard time finding a plumber to come over today. As you can imagine, we needed to fix the issue right away. Edgar García was the only plumber company (out of ten that were contacted) that contacted me right away and send someone over to help me with our issue in less than two hours!. Thomas was great! He was very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. He fixed our issue in less than an hour and the price was very reasonable. I will contact Garcia plumbing in the future for just maintenance or plumbing emergencies. You guys are the best!! Thank you!!
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Gerald L.
The drain cleaning work performed by Integrity Rooter & Plumbing SD, was excellent. Our kitchen drain was stopped up, and, in order to clean the line, the plumber first used a 50 electric snake. As this was insufficient to clear the line, he graduated to the 100' big gun snake which did the trick. Overall, a 10 out of 10! Highly recommended.
Elite RooterElite Rooter
Tina C.
Jake responded quickly and was out the next day. Very professional uniforms and vans. I had a clogged drain and needed a dishwasher connected. The drain needed a full replacement, but he was very thorough informing me on what was needed to fix my clogged drain. Excellent job! I will definitely recommend and hire them again for any plumbing needs.
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood PlumbingMr. Rogers Neighborhood Plumbing
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