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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. 

Reviews for Oakland pipe installers
Lawrence A.
I hired HandyDad to install washer/dryer and dishwasher hook ups in my house and kitchen and install a garbage disposal under the kitchen sink. My whole experience with him was very terrible. He told me that he would probably finish the whole work in about a day. And then he changed that and said he needed another day. And then changed it again and he needed a third day. All the while in between he kept making appointments and cancelling them to fit his convenience and work schedule and not telling me that he wasn't coming until I would message him and ask him if he was showing up. The job itself was poorly done. I have yet to try any of the appliances yet because I don't trust the work. He promised that he would make everything nice and professional. When I returned from vacation to see the work that he did the demolition and piping that he did in the cabinetry for the dishwasher was an absolute mess. Where he installed the washer and dryer there is a giant hole in my wall. He did not finish the work that he promised. I will be adding pictures to this review soon. I hired Handy Dad because he was the cheapest and I definitely got what I paid for. He over promises and under delivers and he takes on way too many jobs and doesn't have the adequate support to do all the work. He's a single dad with two kids that he sometimes brings to his jobs. I'm sure life is not easy for him with his current situation but anyone who is on this website needs to know what they're getting themselves into if you want to hire HandyDad. If your job isn't going to give him a huge pay out do not expect good work. You will not be a priority for him. And even then the resources and support that he is fairly limited.
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