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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.  

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 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.

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 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.

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 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?

Reviews for Pomona plumbers
Mark H.
I needed sewer line repair and obtained quotes from 3 different plumbing companies. AJ Plumbing by far gave the most honest assessment and lowest price for the job. The staff were professional, friendly, and very competent. A job well done.
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Jason S.
Richard restored the existing plumbing system in our commercial building. There was about 100 feet of pipe that was replaced. He was quick and knowledgeable and got the job done.
Richard Plumbing and RooterRichard Plumbing and Rooter
Regina H.
David arrived early and explained his process throughout the job. Gave good recommendations on next steps for my plumbing. Defintely recommend and will use his services for future work.
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
Renee B.
Albert Morales was wonderful. He took the time to explain what he discovered and promptly fixed the issues. He also provided recommendations for future items. I will happily recommend A & M Plumbing.
Vicente was great. He followed up quickly and was very flexible with my schedule. He was on time and immediately got to work and completed the repair. First time using Chente's Plumbing and I will definitely consider calling on him again !!!
chentes plumbingchentes plumbing
Paul g.
Cesar showed up on time, quickly evaluated the job and provided a very reasonable quote. He got to work right away and had the work done in no time to my satisfaction. I am very pleased with the results and would definitely use him again for all my plumbing needs.
All Trades Home ImprovementsAll Trades Home Improvements
Kristen D.
Johnny is great! I highly recommend his services! He came out on short notice, plus on a holiday! He came with all the tools and parts he would need to take care of our plumbing issue quickly and efficiently! I will definitely be calling him again for any other issues that may arise, 10/10!
Johnny & friend plumbing and handyman servicesJohnny & friend plumbing and handyman services
Pat S.
We are so thankful for Andrea & George. George was able to come by and replace our bathroom sink hot water valve in a short notice. He did a wonderful job and now we have hot water running in the sink!! They are both very nice and helpful! I would definitely hire them again for any plumbing issues.
Georgie Plumbing and HandymanGeorgie Plumbing and Handyman
Katie H.
Dave came out to snake my kitchen sink. He stopped what he was doing to explain everything and what he found along with give us his opinion on what to do next for the situation. He was very professional, took cake of our kitchen and house as if it was his own. I would definitely recommend him to anyone with plumbing needs.
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
Cynthia R.
Miller and Albert responded to an inquiry I made just one day earlier. They were professional, courteous, and reasonably priced. They stayed much longer than originally anticipated, due to the complexity of the fixtures they were working with. I appreciated the communication regarding the project, while the work was being done. They allowed me to add the replacement of an outdoor spigot to the original job order, which was appreciated. I would recommend this company to anyone requiring plumbing service. Thank you, Miller and Albert!
Jasmin S.
Working with My Plumber was awesome! He was super knowledgeable and helpful in figuring out exactly what was needed to solve the issue I had (he had to install a new water pipe and I didn't know that the current hookup wouldn't allow for a new line) and solved it easily, in a much shorter time span than I expected, and worked around the rules in my apartment complex even though it made it more difficult for him. I'll highly recommend Alex and will definitely use him again next time I need plumbing help!
My PlumberMy Plumber
Nicole M.
Alfredo was quick to respond to my inquiry about plumbing work needed today. I had a leak in my kitchen sink and my bathtub drain was also blocked. He was contacted about 10am and gave me a estimate for the repairs prior to arriving. He asked me what time I would be avail and I told him in morning. He advised he could be here btwn 11:30 am & 12:30 pm and arrived right at 11:30 the same day. He repaired the problem right away at a reasonable price. Thank you. Alfredo
Quality Service Plumbing IncQuality Service Plumbing Inc
Paul g.
I had to replace about 40’ of 65 year old sewer main line with new 4’ PolyEthylene pipe via trenchless pull, including tie-ins on both ends, and my experience with All Star Rooter has been nothing short of exceptional. Manny is extremely professional, polite, helpful and VERY reasonable with his quotes. His crew payed attention to detail and worked very hard and with a high degree of dedication and professionalism to get the job done on time and as agreed. Will be using them for all my future plumbing needs and will be recommending them to anyone who needs a hard-working, reliable and affordable plumber! 5 ⭐️!!! Thank you Manny and team!!!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Douglas M.
Marvin showed up on time, cleared my kitchen sink drain with an electric snake. The blockage was so bad he had to run the snaking twice. He found that there was steel wool deep in the drain pipe. Another company had come out 5 years ago and they had failed to find the steel wool that had been causing drainage problems. Marvin has a great can do attitude and he persevered to solve the problem when others had given up, years ago. I am giving Marvin my personal recommendation for plumbing work. He also is a master electrician too, so, ask him about any electric work you might need done too.
Marvin CruzMarvin Cruz
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