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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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 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.

Reviews for Hayward plumbers
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
Franklin M.
Fair, Fast, Fantastic and Fabulous Really great job. I will continue to call for all my plumbing needs and emergencies. Thanks Ganzo
GEM Construction LLCGEM Construction LLC
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.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
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
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
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
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
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 plumbingPaiz plumbing
Annie V.
Shane is truly a gem! He knows his trade very well and is honest about what you need. I will definitely be using him for all my future plumbing needs and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional and competent plumber! Thank you for fixing everything today Shane 🙂 You are much appreciated!
Good 1 Minor Plumbing ServiceGood 1 Minor Plumbing Service
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
Jacqueline A.
Omg! So I know completely NOTHING about plumbing and let me tell you how amazing, kind, educational my plumber Anthony was!!! From the moment he walked into my office he was engaging and sooo helpful. It was a pleasure having him and seeing all of the options that I would have with my problem. If ever in need please ask for him by name!!! He has my full recommendation.
Oak PlumbingOak Plumbing
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