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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 Mar Vista plumbers
Michelle B.
Hagan Plumbing was great! Thorough, polite, and nice! I will use them again for my next plumbing project.
Hagan PlumbingHagan Plumbing
Debra S.
Was extremely happy with A Team Plumbing. Rob was professional, punctual, and quoted me a very fair price, I am a property manager, and would absolutely hire A Team Plumbing again.
A Team Plumbing Services IncA Team Plumbing Services Inc
Joe B.
I had a leaky faucet which turned into a bigger plumbing issue. EZ Plumbing responded to my request very quickly and got the job done the right way. They installed new faucets, valves and checked out the condition of the rest of my plumbing to make sure I wouldn't have anymore issues. Highly recommend!
EZ PlumbingEZ Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Blue Streak Plumbing was amazing ! They responded immediately and fixed by toilet quickly .
Blue Streak PlumbingBlue Streak Plumbing
Christopher S.
Hagan Plumbing came out today. He was very personable, and professional.
Hagan PlumbingHagan Plumbing
Scot V.
Anthony was great. Will use him for all my future plumbing needs.
Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.
Leon k.
We are happy that we know him. Any plumbing job we will call him.
Allan Ramirez PlumbingAllan Ramirez Plumbing
Essence T.
Awesome plumbing just asked him to return for a few more issues I have.
Samir plumbingSamir plumbing
Young K.
Attended to our 10;00 pm emergency plumbing problem with high work ethics and professionalism.
A Team Plumbing Services IncA Team Plumbing Services Inc
Lynn n.
Art came and installed my two new toilets within two hours. He also figured out that the plumbing was shaky and fixed it prior to installation. He was quick and the work was good quality. If I have any needs in the future for my plumbing I will be sure to go to him!
SELECTED ROOTER•PLUMBINGSELECTED ROOTER•PLUMBING
Thumbtack Customer
Bruce was amazing! Fixed my plumbing issue despite it being difficult to get to. Definitely will hire again!
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBINGROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
Sandra A.
Oscar was great. He repaired the plumbing and was able to keep the original tile. I was very pleased with his work.
Exert Construction ServiceExert Construction Service
Don R.
Professional. Great job. Awesome experience with my repair. Dont wait a second longer MJ plumbing is the way to go.
Mj PlumbingMj Plumbing
Odessa D.
This is our 2nd time calling Bruce with a plumbing problem. He did a beautiful job.thank you bruce.keep up the good work.
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBINGROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
Emanuela B.
NCA Construction is an amazing plumbing company! They installed a connection for my ice and water refrigerator! They are professional and high quality!! Highly recommended!! :)
NCA Construction Inc.NCA Construction Inc.
Judy W.
Selvin was very quick to respond and was helpful! He fixed our plumbing issues and requests. Will definitely use Selvin’s services again.
Progreso Plumbing and Handyman servicesProgreso Plumbing and Handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
Manny is a super pro and an extremely knowledgeable licenced plumber. He helped me solve an illegal plumbing disaster left behind by the old homeowners. He saved me thousands of dollars and his bid was absolutely the best. Plus he backs up all his work with a 25yr. warranty. I highly recommend Allstar Plumbing and Manny Dalvia!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Michael J.
Top notch service by Bruce. You can trust him to handle all of your plumbing needs with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBINGROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
Thumbtack Customer
Alan was such a pleasure to work with! He was prompt, professional and efficient with great quality work! I will use him for all my plumbing needs!!!
Allan Ramirez PlumbingAllan Ramirez Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was great. He fit me into his schedule quickly, helped me figure out what I needed and did great work. Without a doubt I would recommend him for any plumbing work. It was also good to have someone who is good with the plumbing code, a lot of guys don’t seem to be doing work that an inspector would approve.
Bernal's PlumbingBernal's Plumbing
Jamie S.
I would recommend MJ Plumbing for any plumbing job! I was given a good price, the work was quality, there were no issues, and they were professional! MJ Plumbing was one of the few plumbers who even gave me a quote, and his quote was the lowest! He was very responsive to messages on Thumbtack and very responsive to text messages. The MJ Plumbing team was also punctual and professional. The 2 gentlemen arrived early and they were ready to work. They had all the necessary tools and they were familiar with my issue. Once in my apartment, they asked me a few questions and immediately got to work. It only took them 20 minutes to fix my issues, I was very nervous that I had royally messed up, but the guys were able to fix everything. Once they were done in my bathroom they put everything back and cleaned up after themselves. Once the job was over, there was no issue with payment. When I booked the appointment, we discuss payment method. Once the job was completed, I paid him what was quoted and there were no issues. I am always nervous to hire workers because there are so many horror stories of things not working out, but this was the best possible situation. I would recommend MJ Plumbing to anyone who needs work done. I'm sure I will have future plumbing needs, so I will definitely be calling him up!
Mj PlumbingMj Plumbing
Daniel T.
Very honest and worked day and night until my water heater and the plumbing in its closet were usable after 30 years of neglect.
Rudy's  PlumbingRudy's Plumbing
Kara B.
AM Plumbing went above and beyond the call - solved the problem and helped us out for a reasonable price. Look forward to doing more business with them.
MEJÍA AM PLUMBINGMEJÍA AM PLUMBING
Jun X.
Really good to experience to hire tony to fix the gas leak issue at my home. Later, I also reached Tony for plumbing issue of my home.
MAKE IT DRAIN PLUMBINGMAKE IT DRAIN PLUMBING
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks, Manny for assisting my dad with his plumbing job. He said you were professional, on time and very knowledgable. We both will be using you in the future.
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
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