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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 Rancho Cucamonga plumbers
Lindsey T.
A&R plumbing sent out Anthony to fix our plumbing issue. Anthony was professional and explained the plumbing problem to me in a way that was easily understandable. Our plumbing issue also caused water damage and Anthony took the time to contact a renovation team to begin that process as well. Highly recommend A&R plumbing.
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
Nancy F.
I am overwhelm with the professionalism, quality of workmanship and fair pricing I received from RC plumbing. Richard and Paul are knowledgeable, professional, friendly and extremely honest. If you looking for a an excellent plumber, definitely give RC Plumbing a call.
RC Drains PlumbingRC Drains Plumbing
Gregory W.
Bruce is a consummate professional! Quality work! He’s my go to for plumbing services going forward...
Gerardo M.
Had a few different plumbing issues and Nick addressed them all. Solid work, great to work with.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Daniel E.
A&R Plumbing has provided an excellent experience. I will use their services again, definitely a gem company.
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
Joy M.
I Highly recommend Ricks Plumbing! Ricardo was very professional, efficient and competent. His expert advice was greatly appreciated.
Ricks Plumbing ServiceRicks Plumbing Service
Thumbtack Customer
Sergio and his team worked great with me on fixing my outdoor plumbing. He was fast, efficient and nice. He did a great job.
Gina M.
My husband and I are very pleased with the work Alfred did. We hired him to remove and install a new Water Heater. He was very easy to talk to and work with. We purchased the parts ourselves. We needed one additional part and Alfred had it. While he was at our home my husband asked him if he could look at another plumbing issue we were having. He was very accommodating and took care of the second issue. The name of his company speaks volume! Definitely Quality. I would highly recommend Quality Service Plumbing and will definitely use them again for any future plumbing needs.
Quality Service Plumbing IncQuality Service Plumbing Inc
Heather R.
Had to have some plumbing repair for a bathtub. Price quoted was very reasonable and the work done was exceptional. Will definitely use in the future for more projects. Thank you!
Ricks Plumbing ServiceRicks Plumbing Service
Mondo J.
Rodriguez construction was very professional and took the time to explain in detail what needed to be done in order to correct our plumbing problem. I will used them again when needed.
M.R Design& BuildM.R Design& Build
Margot P.
Cesar did an outstanding job replacing our toilet and repairing a leaking fitting. He responds quickly through thumbtack and is very professional. We will definitely use Cesar for all our future plumbing and handyman needs!
All Trades Home ImprovementsAll Trades Home Improvements
Charisse F.
Had a great experience with RC Drains and Plumbing. He and his co worker were courteous and professional when completing the task and did a great job. He was up front and honest about the costs involved and I would definitely hire him again.
RC Drains PlumbingRC Drains Plumbing
Mark S.
Toilet wasn’t flushing completely even after i changed all the parts. Wasn’t sure if i needed a new toilet or had serious plumbing issues. He came out next day, found the problem and replaced toilet same day. Would highly recommend.
Quality Service Plumbing IncQuality Service Plumbing Inc
Victoria P.
Heroes of the day! Reviewed the mess that was going on with our kitchen sink which was the whole 9 yards… From the eroding cast iron and horrible leak that we had, they gave me a full explanation of what occurred, what needed to be done and what the future repairs should be. Super informative and helpful! Not to mention they didn’t price gauge like the other name brand plumbing services that I actually had over earlier for other estimates. Quality service with an affordable standpoint. Will definitely be keeping them as permanent contact!
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
Crystal A.
Dakota was amazing!! He came same-day with no extra fee, was so kind to my little ones and did the job quickly and professionally. I had a clogged bathroom sink and slow-drain shower - he fixed BOTH issues in about 20 min and didn’t even make a mess. As a single mom with 2 babies trying to keep my head above water, having this plumbing issue was just something I wasn’t mentally or financially prepared for. I’m so grateful to Dakota for all his help! He was truly such a blessing to us.
First Class Plumbing And RooterFirst Class Plumbing And Rooter
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