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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 Redondo Beach plumbers
Daniel C.
J.R. rooter & plumbing were so awesome to work with. I highly recommend their services and will be sure to use them in the near future.
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
Mark k.
Joe is the real deal. Consummate plumbing professional. Smart, articulate and considerate. And on top of all that, reasonably priced. A pleasure to work with all the way around.
Joe DiazJoe Diaz
Yesica E.
Very knowledgeable, nice guy super responsible and respectful…he fixed the plumbing issues in a quick manner at a low cost he is 100% recommendable ! Thank You
Yurii’s Home ServicesYurii’s Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome service from Norman! I would definitely recommend to anyone who need plumbing work. Excellent work with all the explanation and teaching me how to do the work myself in the future.
Accurate Service Co.Accurate Service Co.
Carolyn V.
Very professional l, efficient and courteous. He did a wonderful job installing our new faucet with no problems. I enjoyed working with Hagan plumbing and would very much recommend him.
Hagan PlumbingHagan Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Bruce was able to assess my plumbing issues and saved me significant money in repairs. If you want an honest plumber that has your interests in mind and at a reasonable and competitive price, Bruce is your man.
Thumbtack Customer
Norman was professional, knowledgeable, and personable which are all essential qualities for me. He did a fine job in quickly taking care of my plumbing issues and I would not hesitate in hiring him for future projects and/or jobs.
Accurate Service Co.Accurate Service Co.
John D.
Outstanding plumbing services! Repairs went just as described even though they were trickier than first anticipated due to the age of my components. But Bruce was able to perform the repair thoroughly due to his expertise. Thank you!
Marc R.
Erick is a business owner that clearly has a passion for his craft. He checks all the boxes in the qualities consumers look for when choosing a contractor. He is extremely responsive, professional, easy to communicate with and professional. He also takes his time to make sure the job is done right and work area is left spotless upon completion. Anyone who has ever been disappointed with a contractor (I would think that is most of us) will truly be impressed with Top Rank Plumbing. This is a company that does things the way they should be done!!! I will use Top Rank for all of my plumbing needs.
Top Rank PlumbingTop Rank Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
E&A Rooter was fast,professional, and thorough when my toilet decided to become a hassle. They provided future advice and tips and were just very helpful and nice. I will definitely recommend them to others and keep their contact on hand in case I have any future plumbing issues!
Rick F.
Had a problem with my galvanized piping behind my kitchen drain within the walls. I consider myself a DIYer however, this plumbing problem was beyond my capabilities. Quickly jumped on Thumbtack to scan the available plumbers. When I need something done such as this with a leaking pipe, I look for people whom are online which Luis from LG Plumbing was. Wrote up a quick description and sent a couple pics and Luis got back to me right away. Within an hour, Luis was in my property taking care of the leak in my galvanized pipe lateral to the cast iron drain. It couldn't have gone more smoothly. Luis is calm in nature and answered all of my questions and concerns. He described to me his plan of action, gave me a very fair price and completed the job. As a bonus, Luis let me know that he has family members that are in construction and gave me their card for projects such as remodels, additions, and ADU's..... pretty much anything. This was a good find! Thanks Luis!
LG PlumbingLG Plumbing
Matthew J.
Edwin did a fantastic job on my sink replacement. He was one of very few plumbers who agreed to do it in the first place because it required my granite countertop to be cut. He was super punctual and, although the job was much more difficult and took a lot longer than initially expected (he had to literally cut out my old cast iron sink), Edwin stuck to his original, very competitive price. The end result was beautiful and it feels like we have a new kitchen! No question - I'll be using Edwin for my plumbing needs going forward.
Pretzantzin's plumbingPretzantzin's plumbing
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