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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 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?

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.

Reviews for Folsom plumbers
Shubh S.
Pro plumbing was accurate in diagnosis and reasonable in price. I would highly recommend pro plumbing for plumbing work
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Sean P.
Pro-Plumbing did a fantastic job replacing our water heater. Their prices were good and would highly recommend them for future plumbing projects.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Pro-Plumbing to replace 2 old toilets in a house I recently purchased and not only was the quote cheaper than other local plumbers in the area; the work he did was excellent! I'd recommend Pro-Plumbing for anyone who has any plumbing needs.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Sal A.
Pro-pluming did an excellent job with s resealable price. Highly recommended for all your plumbing needs. Thank you for fixing all my plumbing issues.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Julie B.
Pro plumbing was very quick to respond and he diagnosed the problem quickly. He repaired 2 toilets competently and quickly. He was also on time. I highly recommend pro plumbing.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Scott H.
On Target Plumbing was the right choice for us. They contacted me shortly after making the request on Thumbtack and scheduled an appt. everything went perfect and I highly recommend On Target for your plumbing needs!!
On Target inc.On Target inc.
Tish W.
Dale was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will call again for our future plumbing needs!
All Pro PlumbingAll Pro Plumbing
Raymond C.
Pro-Plumbing responded quickly and arrived on time. They did the job fast and professionally. I will recommend them.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Nick B.
Pro-Plumbing crew did a great job! They came on time, did a quality job replacing toilets in our house as we’ve agreed and didn’t hesitate to take on some extra work that came up last moment. I’ve liked working with them very much and highly recommend pro-plumbing.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
If there are three things you ever really need in life it's a good lawyer, a good Dr. and a good plumber. We think we found a good plumber in Kemal of Pro-Plumbing. We had our kitchen counter top and sink replaced recently and so had to hire an outside plumber to have the sink plumbed and a new garbage disposal installed, which went well past what a standard service call would have been for a plumber. Not only was Pro-Plumbing up to the task, Kemal was fair with his pricing, on time with his work and an expert at his craft. We are totally satisfied with the results. As such, I would highly recommend Pro-plumbing for anyone looking for a job to be done right and within budget.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Suraj M.
Contacted Predro with a toilet clog issue. He responded the same night. Reached my home in 30mins and fixed the issue. Recommend Predro for plumbing issues.
I reached out to Larry's Plumbing with a leaking sink. They were able to come out the same day, and fix the problem quickly and at a fair price. There was an unexpected part that needed replacing, and they had it in the truck and were able to fix.
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Jamie A.
We had a broken garage disposal and Micheal responded promptly and assessed the issue quickly. He had the part in his truck and repaired it on the spot. I would recommend Larry’s Plumbing and plan on calling them for any future issues! Thank you!
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Brian M.
I was impressed by the work that Larry's Plumbing did to repair a leak in our guest bathroom. The whole team did a great job taking a complex issue, and making it their job to fix the problem whatever the time or cost. Would definitely use them again!
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Kemal from Pro-Plumbing was excellent and I'd highly recommend his company. He was thorough and patient in identifying and resolving the root cause of our problem. In this case it only occurred when the dishwasher was draining and Kemal identified and replaced a damaged pipe. He also fixed a loose faucet. Very professional and a highly recommend.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Manny N.
Mike beat 5 or 6 other bids for water heater install. But the reason I chose him is that he was able to spot a concern on the vent pipe just from the picture I sent him. I had 3 other companies who inspected and all of them missed that. He replaced the vent pipe that he said is meant for clothes dryer application only and still matched the lowest bid I received from another company. Planning to use him for future plumbing projects.
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
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