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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 Fremont plumbers
Manu R.
Kevin refixed entire plumbing after a countertop job. Great job and great value !!
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Prasad M.
Excellent work by Hugo and his team on the new plumbing work. Would hire him again!
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Kamal D.
Samuel is very professional and on time. he took care of my plumbing job so nicely.
Samuel PlateroSamuel Platero
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy w GreG gallegos. Will call him again for my next plumbing work
Rooter-Tec Plumbing and DrainRooter-Tec Plumbing and Drain
Ayodele W.
He did a very good job. I would recommend him for all your plumbing needs.
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
Alex G.
He did a very good job and should I require plumbing services in the future, he will be called first.
Andrew HebertAndrew Hebert
Da m.
Jose will be on my speed dial for all my life (plumbing) problems :) he did a great job, showed up on time, did it the right way - no work arounds, had practical solutions to our unusual plumbing problems, was fair in his pricing and a great attitude. Jose Senior should be proud of his son!
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Max G.
great can-do attitude, very professional, completed multiple plumbing and electrical projects in one day, would hire again!
Elite Home Repair & Drain CleaningElite Home Repair & Drain Cleaning
Srinivasan V.
Fast turn around. Highly recommend for any Plumbing. He did show up on the day i called and finished up on the same.
Smash PlumbingSmash Plumbing
Saurabh M.
Jj was responsive,and diagnosed a solution which was quick and easy. His quote was value for money, and I would hire him again for my next plumbing need.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Thumbtack Customer
David communicated well, arrived at the stipulated time and solved the plumbing problems we had previously discussed on phone. What else could you ask for from a service provider? Thumbs up!!
Gomes HandymanGomes Handyman
Nagesh V.
I recently hired Ben to get some plumbing work done under my house . Ben was very courteous , punctual and finished the work in the promised time . He was very easy to work with and I’d definitely recommend him .
Cali'z Plumbing Inc.Cali'z Plumbing Inc.
Rochelle s.
i had some plumbing for my washing machine and utility sink. He was able to come the same day, quote and do the job. Service was fast and pricing reasonable. I will keep Jjs in my list of contractors for future projects.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Pramod K.
Very happy with Troy’s work and professionalism. He went out of the way to figure out a solution to a unique problem and did a great job. Would gladly have him back for more projects. Wholeheartedly recommend him for all plumbing and related jobs.
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Ma Karen e.
Abel and his team did a very good job on our originally a small project then finding out the problem was bigger than we expected (though deep inaide I know). Abel explained everything clearly. He made sure he asdessed the situation to give us the best Solution to the problem. Our front lawn was constantly a bit soft and out water bill doubled. We highly recomment Best Bay Plumbing! Worth every penny and it comes with 15 years warranty. We hopefully will not need to call them again but if we end up having a new problems we will seek out the service of Abel’s team from Best Bay Plumbing.
Best Bay Plumbing & RooterBest Bay Plumbing & Rooter
Alex G.
I needed my toilet fixed asap and Nick was not only able to fix it, but he did it in a short time at a reasonable price. I would definitely call him again should I require his services, and would highly recommend him to others who need help with their plumbing.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Chris K.
Andrew came to fix my house's bathtub gurgling issue. Fix was resolved and he checked several times to ensure the gurgling noise is gone. I am very happy with his quality work and his kindness in explaining what the issue was. I absolutely recommend Andrew for other plumbing tasks.
Andrew HebertAndrew Hebert
Janet C.
These guys are really honest and friendly. They looked at my plumbing problem and told me I could probably fix it myself and showed me how. I then asked for a quote if I couldn’t figure it out, and they quoted me a price that was much cheaper than another quote I received from a different company. I will definitely call these guys in the future.
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Ivan P.
Ben completed the project from quote to installation in 2 days. It is far better than my expectations. He answered all my questions before the job began. His quote was accurate. He finished the project as promised with everything in working order. He provides exceptional value. I will call Ben first if I have other plumbing needs in my house.
Cali'z Plumbing Inc.Cali'z Plumbing Inc.
Sudhindra R.
I appreciate what Mark did with the fixes I needed around the house. It looked good when he finished but started giving troubles after a few days. Mark was prompt to respond about the troubles and came over to fix it correctly not once but twice. It has all been working great since then and I would hire Mark again for all my plumbing/handyman needs. Great work!!
Handyman, Gutter Maintenance &  Pressure WasherHandyman, Gutter Maintenance & Pressure Washer
I'm glad I went for Nick's service and recommend you do too. Nick got back to my request within 2 minutes at late night and helpd me diagnose my plumbing problem, and agreed to come over 8 AM the next morning. Snaking into the drains didn't work and he had to use hydro-jetting to fix the clogging, but he kindly only charged for the hydro-jetting. He spent time explaining everything in detail and I'm impressed with his professionalism and honesty.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Tom S.
We choose Costello's Plumbing and had a repipe done. After a hot water leak in the slab. We have a semi-flat roof but Gary figured out where to lay the pipes, excellent problem solving. He re-routed the pipes in the ground so we don't see them out front. It took a little longer than he expected. He had found some unexpected problems due to some more leaks. We highly recommend Gary. He takes the time and explains everything he is going to do.
Costello's PlumbingCostello's Plumbing
Ankita K.
Troy is the best!! I had a super wonderful experience with this gentleman today morning. He makes communication, scheduling and the project itself a breeze. What a gem! He sent me a very courteous and well-articulated note, which detailed what he thought was needed to get my project done. He listed his price upfront too and sent his cell number for me to call in case of questions. I find most communications in the service industry lacking these skills. For our project this morning, he was there before time and waited there. He was super friendly, kind and very easy to work with. He went above and beyond, and explained the working mechanism of a plumbing unit. We are thrilled to have found him and will be calling him for all our plumber needs. He rocks!
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Jinto T.
Was facing tough situation with water leak under kitchen sink and we are located on 2nd floor of our building so any leaks affect our neighbors downstairs as well. Javier was quick in suggesting multiple solutions for the problem we faced and gave me option to select one. I selected one but unfortunately the water pressure caused the solution to falter. Next day the owner Costello himself came in and checked on the issue. He then sat down and made me understand all the pros and cons of all the solutions. It is after his recommendation we went with the best solution and on top of all that Costello himself checked on me if the water leak resurfaced which was certainly not expected. He didn’t even charge me a single for work on the next day. Would highly recommend Costello for any plumbing work.
Costello's PlumbingCostello's Plumbing
Sid R.
I had a very weird plumbing problem where when I shut off any faucet in any part of the home, we would hear the pipes rattle inside the wall near a bathroom. It so happened, the wall was next to my kids bedroom and kids had trouble sleeping because of the noise. I had couple of plumbers come in and check and no one could fix it. They only ripped me off by doing some random work in other part of the home and charging me for it. When they couldn't fix the problem, they just disappeared. I reached out to Wily and he came home to give an estimate. As part of that, he started debugging the problem and identified an issue. He ordered a replacement part for one of the shower faucets. When he fixed the replacement part, the issue did not go away. But in that process he identified the actual problem. To fix the problem, he had to replace the entire shower faucet. He gave me two options - 1. A quote for the replacement. 2. Just pay for the replacement part and nothing for labor. I have been a home owner for about 20 years and not even once have I had a plumber tell me not to pay for labor because they couldn't fix a problem. I ended up choosing #1, and Wily did an excellent job of fixing the issue. Wily has proven to be a very trustworthy plumber. I finally feel I found a reliable plumber that I will always call first when I need one!
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