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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. 

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 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.

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 Fontana plumbers
Rose L.
Alfred responded quickly to my plumbing project and did a thorough assessment before explaining the issue and providing a quote. He was flexible on timing and willing to work on Saturday so I didn’t have to take time off at my job. He was efficient and went the extra mile to replace an additional component as part of my water regulator repair. I would definitely use A&E Rooter and Plumbing for any future plumbing repair and wouldn’t hesitate to refer Alfred to family and friends needing plumbing work.
Quality Service Plumbing IncQuality Service Plumbing Inc
Drew p.
Was able to identify the issue in our home quickly and scheduled the work to be done promptly. Will definitely use again for any future plumbing needs!!
Quality Service Plumbing IncQuality Service Plumbing Inc
Khanh n.
Very professional plumber. He let me know when he was arriving and actually arrived. Did the work quickly and kept me updated. I def would hire him again when i have other plumbing issues.
KECKO PLUMBERSKECKO PLUMBERS
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent and fast service. He put in a new Kitchen sink. Very professional and reasonable pricing. He definitely knows plumbing. After seeing his work, I also hired him to to remodel my bathrooms in my rental property.
Cal-West Plumbing heating and air conditioningCal-West Plumbing heating and air conditioning
Candle A.
My husband and I were so pleased with Jason. He responded quickly, and helped us with our plumbing needs promptly. We are very happy with his work and will definitely be using him again. I have even referred him to my brother. Thank you again Jason!!
Plumbing ProfessionalsPlumbing Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Dave was simply amazing! We had a leak under our kitchen sink and Dave was there to fix it the very next day. He was very professional, reasonably priced and very knowledgable. He fixed the leak and gave us preventative measures on how to care for our kitchen sink and plumbing in the future. I think I have found my permanent plumber!
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
Nyambaatar G.
Fair, Trustworthy, Professional, and simply good people. I have had issues with my plumbing with my house over the years. Various issues and variety of solutions were proposed by other plumbers with hefty pricing. Anthony was the one that came to my house and he was simply fair. He was clear with what to expect and provided OPTIONS rather than some elusive reasons and bullsh!t amounts. Saved their number on the phone and will recommend to any one around me. Good job y’all.
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
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