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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 Hayward plumbers
Dino G.
Got my toilet fixed and water heater replaced. Very good handy man will keep for future plumbing works. Highly recommended for your plumbing needs.
Cali'z Plumbing Inc.Cali'z Plumbing Inc.
Sean c.
Paiz Plumbing responded quick, was super friendly diagnosed my issue and talked over options for a complete fix. I will be using them again for future plumbing issues.
Paiz plumbing & rooterPaiz plumbing & rooter
Carolyn R.
Mr.Foster adjusted his schedule to fit us in on a Sunday afternoon for a plumbing emergency that required immediate fixing. My husband and I were pleased and look forward to working with him on less urgent plumbing issues.
Handyman CreationsHandyman Creations
Lamont W.
Great service, on time response and professional. Would definitely recommend Costello’o plumbing again.
Costello's PlumbingCostello's Plumbing
Rob B.
We are very happy with Legacy Plumbing. Great communication, knowledgeable, friendly… would hire again.
Legacy plumbing & rooter incLegacy plumbing & rooter inc
Lenita W.
Same day response and repair. Very reasonably priced. Didn't try to upsell or over charge. Professional and kind. Quickly fixed my issue (in and out in less than an hour). Knowledgeable about plumbing and explained issues to me in regular language. I will continue to work with Eric on my plumbing maintenence.
Cruz.Comp.llcCruz.Comp.llc
Rebekah Q.
Dave was punctual and quick to respond, efficient, and ensured the clog was completely gone before leaving. He was professional and would definitely recommend him to anyone as their first choice looking for someone to work on plumbing issues. I’m thankful I used him, and if any other plumbing problem arises, I will use him again!
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
Ryan J.
Awesome service. Needed immediate plumbing and was there within an hour. Would ask for his service anytime and would highly recommend.
Atlas ConstructionAtlas Construction
Rameshbabu R.
He is expert in plumbing work and diagonize the problem slowly and give better solution. Even in late hours he will help in work.
KingsmenKingsmen
Tony T.
JJ did a great work at a good price. Very fast and great quality. I would use him for any future plumbing needs.
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
Kris F.
Had a completely clogged drain during this restrictive and frightening Coronavirus pandemic. I chose Al's Plumbing Service. Was quoted a price which I found very reasonable. Victor came out the next day. Social distancing was observed, masks and gloves, as well. Victor skillfully snaked and cleared the drain within a half hour. He was very pleasant, friendly and professional. Didn't even accept a tip. Included a 30 day warranty for the work as well. I am 100% satisfied and will definitely call Al's Plumbing Service again for any future plumbing needs. I will also refer them to my friends, family and co-workers. Kris F.
Al’s Plumbing ServiceAl’s Plumbing Service
MALCOLM M.
The plumber showed up on schedule and was able to complete my in a reasonable amount of time and for a reasonable price. I would use Sahagún Plumbing again and recommend them to anyone.
Sahagun PlumbingSahagun Plumbing
Charlene C.
I highly recommend T&C Plumbing Company! I have hired them for a few jobs: Copper repiping, drain pipes & sewer pipe replacement! I planning on hiring them to replace my water heater. T&C Plumbing Company Owner & his employees go Above & Beyond on every job! Always prompt, professional, answer all questions (I always have a lot of questions). I have offered to be an excellent reference if needed!
T&c plumbing and rooter incT&c plumbing and rooter inc
Lamont W.
Nick is a very honorable hard working professional. I would use Nick for any and all my plumbing needs. Thank you Nick, I wish you and your family continued success.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Charlene C.
Nick's Quick Fix did a great job in a great time frame as well! I would definitely be a great reference for him as well as I will keep his contact information for future plumbing work.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Thumbtack Customer
Marvin was very thorough and prompt in his responses. When he arrived for the job, he was courteous and share the why's behind what was happening to my existin water heater. Will call him up again for future plumbing needs.
American RooterAmerican Rooter
Nisha S.
Nick was really efficient, quickly identified the problem and resolved the issues even before I realized his work was done. I would highly recommend to hire him for any plumbing related work, he has great insights and can identify the underlying issues.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Diane G.
It took 30 minutes for the job to be completed. It was an outside pipe leak. Answered my call immediately, gave me a rough estimate, and arrived before 2 hrs elapsed. So...I'd say that's the kind of service you can expect from Paiz plumbing. A+
Paiz plumbing & rooterPaiz plumbing & rooter
Daniela L.
Javier responded to my request in less than 5 minutes, gave me a good quote, and came on a Sunday to snake my plumbing. He was very nice, answered all my questions and gave recommendations on how to fix the problem permanently. I would definitely recommend Javier!
Paiz plumbing & rooterPaiz plumbing & rooter
Ceci A.
Javier was very friendly, quick and kept the bathroom clean while working and once he was done. I had an incorrect part, and he had one with him which he installed at a discounted price in order to complete the job. I will definitely call Javier again for future plumbing needs.
Paiz plumbing & rooterPaiz plumbing & rooter
Michael R.
I bought a new refrigerator however the delivery team would not hook it up without a shut off valve. I connected with Costello’s Plumbing and explained the issue. The next morning Miguel came out, explained the various options, and installed the shut off valve. Super professional and top notch job!
Costello's PlumbingCostello's Plumbing
Charlene C.
T& C Plumbing really saved the day for my old house & a copper repiping needed! I am rating them 5 Stars X 10!!!!! My 1st instinct was to hire T & C Plumbing from the reasonable estimate. However I needed a sub floor repair/replacement & a toilet replacement. I went with the Wrong Plumber-Handyman found on Thumbtack without researching his work. The work was so inferior & non code compliant that I had to ask him Not to come back. The copper repiping done from the water heater to the kitchen & bathroom looked like a freeway, copper pipes unbracketed, pipes running up & down at angles, different sized pipes from 1/2" to 3/4" he said to control the water flow? I contacted T & C in sheer panic & they came & saved my repiping issues the next day . They explained every day the work being done & at the end of the day. I would highly recommend T & C Plumbing, feel free to contact me as an excellent Customer reference!
T&c plumbing and rooter incT&c plumbing and rooter inc
Ashutosh J.
Julio came by to repair a leak under my sink. Not only did he repair the leak in under 10 minutes, but he did so ahead of schedule (after calling me) and at a drastically lower price than the competitors were charging just to send someone out. Truly an honest plumber and will call again next time I have plumbing issues.
Legacy plumbing & rooter incLegacy plumbing & rooter inc
Rio W.
Work done well, well explained about the procedure. need more time to talk about quality of plumbing. Update 2020.3.7 I rechecked the project in crawl space today, and it's still in good condition. I was right by giving Dunn a five star. Work very well done. Picture updated today can be found here: http://riowing.net/refer/plumbing.html
Dunn Right Handyman ServiceDunn Right Handyman Service
Parshan R.
Short and simple, Nick is the man. From start to finish he exemplified the utmost professionalism and a master at his craft. Super responsive and was able to not only get the job done, but educate me throughout the process. It was the best experience I’ve had for a plumbing job and unfortunately I’ve had a lot of them. Thanks Nick for all of your assistance and I will be sure to reach out to him for any related tasks.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
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