Find a plumber near Rialto, CA

Find a plumber near Rialto, CA

Find a plumber near Rialto, CA

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Plumbers near Rialto, CA

Q & A

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.  

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Rialto plumbers
Cynthia B.
Our plumbing situation is still being worked on, however, so far we are very pleased with the service Richards' Plumbing Service has provided.
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with how the work turned out and how knowledgeable, honest and prompt showing up early each day. JS plumbing was a pleasure to work with and pricing was good. I will hire him again if I have any more plumbing issues.
JS plumbing bonded & insuredJS plumbing bonded & insured
Jorge S.
Dave went above and beyond with his work. Not only did he replace some pipes at a very competitive price, but he also cleaned up an aerator for my bathroom sink, unclogged a last minute backup in my kitchen sink, AND helped me cut some non-plumbing related material with his tools. Very professional, timely and friendly. He will be my go-to for all plumbing needs from here on out.
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
Carol B.
I really appreciated the quality of work that this plumber providedit for me, if anyone in the area or anywhere or if in need of any plumbing othearea is looking for a great plumber this is your guy. thank you so much for the quality of work that you provided for me.
Plumbers That CarePlumbers That Care
Jason O.
Anthony and crew replaced my toilet and did a great job!! Very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Took the old toilet and trash and left nothing behind. You can even say the Anthony and crew had a Marine Corps level work ethic. Definitely working with AJ plumbing again.
Elite PlumbingElite Plumbing
Jimmy R.
My water heater broke down, fortunately it was still under warranty. Bruce did all the work for me, contacting the warranty department and getting me my new water heater at a prorated price. He installed the new one quickly and efficiently. He had great customer service and knew exactly what he was doing. I would hire him again for my next plumbing project. Thanks Bruce!!
Hector L.
This review is long overdue! There are not enough words to express how much we appreciate Richard and A&R Plumbing!!! We experienced a soft water blockage that flooded our bathrooms. We decided to contact A&R Plumbing based on all of the good reviews. Richard responded to us same day and came to our house within a couple of hours. A&R provided a free camera inspection and cleared the clog in our main sewer line. Richard was able to recommend a water restoration company to address the water damage we experienced in our bathrooms. Richard contacted the company and they came out the same night to help us with our insurance claim. Then, Richard further inspected all of our sewer lines and discovered issues with our old cast iron pipes. Richard provided a clear explanation of the issue/s and recommended we replace the cast iron sewer lines/stacks, etc. Richard provided an estimate at a fair price. He discussed the pros and cons of all of our options; and did not pressure us into making a decision to move forward with the recommendations or hire him for the job. Ultimately, we decided to replace all of our sewer lines because of our interaction with Richard. Richard scheduled the job within a couple of days (needed to schedule special equipment to do the pipe burst). Richard and his team were extremely communicative throughout the whole process, clean, extremely punctual and overall, a great team to work with! After the water restoration company opened up some of our walls, we contacted Richard to come back to inspect our water lines. Again, Richard made some recommendations with pros/cons of each option. Ultimately, we trusted Richard's expertise and decided to do the re-pipe. Richard was even gracious enough to come back after the re-pipe was completed because I did not have the new shower valves available. Having our house flooded has been a very stressful experience, but A&R plumbing was the only thing we did not have to worry or stress about. Richard made the process extremely easy; he is very knowledgeable and takes pride in his business. ***We would recommend A&R to any of my family or friends.***
A & R Plumbing and DrainA & R Plumbing and Drain
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.