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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to fix a drain?

If you hire someone to fix your drain and clean it out, it will likely cost around $150-$200. This cost is likely to change based on a few factors, including:

  • The complexity and location
  • The type of repair needed (hydro jetting is more expensive than snaking, for example)
  • If the plumber needs to perform a video inspection
  • If the plumber needs to fix issues with the main sewer line
  • If it’s an emergency repair
  • Or if the plumber has to provide additional plumbing repairs

Always get estimates from a handful of plumbers to find out exactly how much your repair will cost. 

Also read, “How much does fixing a clogged drain cost?

What do plumbers use to unclog drains?

Plumbers use two main methods to unclog drains. The first is a snake, which is a long, flexible metal coil that works its way through tight corners to dislodge whatever is causing the clog. This can be either hand-operated or motorized. More costly is hydro jetting, which involves shooting high-pressure water through a clogged drain to remove buildup from grease and other substances, as well as to remove clogs.

When should you call a plumber for a clogged drain?

Assess the situation and try a few at-home solutions. For example: 

  • Did you try several DIY methods (using a plunger, drain cleaner, drain snake, etc.)?
  • Are there multiple clogged drains in your home? 
  • Do you suspect your main sewer line is clogged?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it might be worth contacting a plumber near you to come diagnose and fix your drain issue.

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’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. 

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.

How do you find a good plumber?

Whether you need a plumber to perform drain repair, install a new fixture, or replace rusty pipes, you need to make sure you hire someone reliable who will finish your job on time and within budget. Start by asking the plumbers on your short list these questions:

  • What is the total cost? Make sure your estimate includes materials and labor. Find out whether the plumber will be providing the materials and whether you’re being charged an hourly rate (which is variable) or a flat fee.
  • Is removal and cleanup included in the job? Some plumbers leave behind old parts, while others include the cleanup in the cost.
  • Is the work guaranteed? Find out whether the work (as well as the parts or fixtures) are guaranteed under a warranty.  

Follow these additional tips for confidently hiring a plumber or other skilled professional.

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.

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

Reviews for Northeast drain cleaners
Peng S.
They came and unblocked our drain using their machine in 5 minutes. Cleaned up after themselves. Was fast and effective.
L.A. Master PlumbersL.A. Master Plumbers
Amy Tzu-Yu C.
Very responsive and responsible. Fixed my kitchen drain in less than an hour and even cleaned up afterwards. Thank you!
Grizzly Rooter & PlumbingGrizzly Rooter & Plumbing
Michelle H.
Mario of The Drain Chief was so responsive regarding my drain clog problem. He arrived promptly, explained what he was going to do and advised me of a few other issues he spotted with our plumbing that may require future repair. After a short time, our washing machine drain was back in service, everything left very clean. Would definitely call again. Thank you Mario!
The Drain ChiefThe Drain Chief
Quintin C.
Just done a drain cleaning with Richard. He was chill, very communicative, professional and gave me good price on the service. Also gave me suggestions and recommendations for the future. Would definately make him my to go guy for plumbing.
Richard Plumbing and Rooter LLCRichard Plumbing and Rooter LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience. It was more than quoted because I didn't want to buy the disposal myself. He told me that if he bought the disposal, I would have to pay cash. I appreciated the notice, but I still didn't feel like going to the hardware store. Bruce was on time and thorough. Turns out that since I didn't replace the disposal for a month, bacteria had taken residence in my drain. He offered to show me, but who wants to see worms in their drain? My husband verified it, that was good enough. Bruce replaced the disposal, cleaned and flushed the drain, corrected shoddy work that previous plumbers had done, and recommended preventive measures to keep the bacteria away. Done and done! I appreciate his detailed work, professionalism, and pricing. We will definitely call him to do the plumbing in our kitchen and bath renovations. I recommend him highly.
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBINGROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
Jeff M.
Bruce came to clean out shower drain line. He was prompt and courteous. He explained everything and answered all of my questions. His price was very reasonable and although he recommended additional work, it was not a "bait and switch" tactic. Even though the extra work was legitimate, there was no pressure and no raising the price of his original estimate for the clean-out. I would highly recommend Bruce as a competent and honest plumber who does not over-charge.
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBINGROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
Thumbtack Customer
I have to echo the other 5 star reviews. Platinum removed and replaced rusted broken sewer pipes under my house with all new horizontal piping. A hard and dirty job but their work was truly outstanding. Then they cleaned outside drains which were clogged with roots which had been growing for years. Again, not an easy job but they kept at it until it was done. Joel, Rafael and crew were persistent and efficient. And left my house and outside areas clean. Wouldn't know they were here. Power washed and swept all outside spaces & didn't leave any debris behind. And they showed up when they said they would. Compared to the other plumbers I've had work on my house since I inherited it last year they were the best. Highly recommended!
PlatinumPlatinum
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