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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. 

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.

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 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 Milpitas plumbers
Troy was great! I would pick him for my future plumbing needs.
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Rajesh R.
He was lightning fast to respond to my call. Understood the problem and provided the solution immediately. Great service. Will definitely reach out to him for any future plumbing work.
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
Arun P.
Nick helped me with installing a new valve for the kitchen refrigerator water outlet. He did a nice and clean job. Will definitely contact him for my future plumbing needs.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Zi W.
This pro responded very fast and guided me figure out the leaking area over chat prior to the visit. Then he managed to fix the issue including the plumbing and ceiling in one visit! Great experience working with him and highly recommend!
Kuldeepak A.
He was quick to understand the issue , gave detailed diagnose of the situation and was most reasonable in giving quote. From now on he is my go to guy for plumbing needs. Have already referred him to all my friends. Good luck Nick.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Ranjan B.
Resonably priced. Came with another person and replaced our tankless water heater. Good quality work. Came on time. Stuck to quote. Knew how its all done. Suggested on servicing heater. Everything is working as normal now. Recommend him for any plumbing projects.
Marvin PlumbingMarvin Plumbing
Rosh T.
I approached “Affordable Plumbing Services” and others for a quote for an issue with the flapper of toilet flush. Upon sending the image of the problem, I was told to go to Home Depot and get a replacement and can be fixed myself. It worked like a charm. All this was done over SMS and saved me money and time.
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
Keshav P.
We have used Al for the first time. I called him and he immediately responded and came on time. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He root caused the plumbing issue immediately and also helped with other issues we had in the house. We will definitely recommend him to friends.
Al’s Plumbing ServiceAl’s Plumbing Service
Ram C.
They are very responsive and professional. I found them when I started looking for gas pipeline connection. They visited our home for an initial estimate & provided Great suggestions on our new pipeline connection. Their charges are reasonable for their quality of service. I would definitely hire them for all our plumbing services
Quick 1 repipe and plumbing, IncQuick 1 repipe and plumbing, Inc
Saurabh T.
Nick was very quick in responding and very professional. He explained to us what the problem was and what it would take to fix it. He made couple of recommendations but gave us a choice on whether to do it or not. His recommendations made complete sense and we went ahead with that. I would highly recommend Nick for plumbing jobs.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Pushkar S.
I wish I could give 100 stars for Mike’s work. Before Mike, I had 2 other plumbers come in to fix the issue with clogged kitchen sink at my home. One of the earlier plumbers told me that he used best equipment available in the market to snake the sink pipe out but he can’t go more than 8ft as pipe is blocked with some thing really bad. Both plumbers told me to fix the issue I had to cut open the wall, cut the pipe, replace it with new pipe, close the wall, and then patch it up to fix issue. But Mike was awesome. The equipment he had was no way closer to the equipment earlier plumbers had used. With Mike’s equipment, he was able to snake more than 50ft, and it fixed the issue. Mike is really awesome with the quality of the work, his knowledge with plumbing, punctuality, and truthfulness. I would be using Mike for all my plumbing work going forward and I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mike to anyone who is looking for a good plumber.
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
Jenny B.
5 Star Plumbing responded immediately and gave a great quote for replacing a kitchen faucet. Once I had agreed to the project/price they sent a follow up email & text to confirm the project details. Ben arrived right on time and installed the new faucet without any issues. It took about an hour and a half which I thought was pretty quick so I was happy about that. He was very clean about his work and also made sure I was satisfied with the install. Will definitely hire again in the future. Thank you!
5 Star PLumbing5 Star PLumbing
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