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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.  

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 Rocklin plumbers
Zak Z.
I was very impressed with Pro-Plumbing. I had a plumbing emergency on Thursday night - I received a response from them on the same night and a plumber arrived the next morning. Great responsiveness. He was very professional, fixed the issue, and did great work. I highly recommend Pro-Plumbing. Thank you.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Basic plumbing Services - A bit on the pricier side based on the small amount of work.
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
Thumbtack Customer
Water Heater replacement arranged and installed same day. All went perfectly fine.. Will definitely call him for any future plumbing needs.
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
Thumbtack Customer
I was remodeling my kitchen and needed help installing and plumbing my kitchen sink. Michael was very helpful even before he came out to do the work. He walked me through what needed to be done before he arrived and what I needed when he got there. He was prompt, polite and the service and install was outstanding!! Not only would I recommend him for service I plan to use him for all my future plumbing needs!!
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
Chris G.
I got lucky with these guys. I have had plumbing issue since I moved in , not anymore. Very notable with a fair price. They are coming back to install a tankless water heater. Thanks Ken and James, it was my pleasure. Chris Goldman
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Kristen W.
I can’t thank Niza Plumbing enough for their amazing service! They provided an extremely quick response time and project turnaround - had our issues (2 shower valve installations and 2 shower heads lifted higher) scheduled and resolved in a matter of hours. They are a wonderfully nice team and I will absolutely be asking them back in the future! Thank you, Niza! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Niza Plumbing & DrainNiza Plumbing & Drain
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience working with MVP! I had a short notice very important job and he made it happen! Needed some piping trenched last minute for a kitchen island. Was on time, and had competitive pricing. Made me feel very comfortable having him in my home. Will absolutely call MVP again for my plumbing issues! I HIGHLY recommend using this company.
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
Priscilla S.
I am thrilled with the excellent job that NC Home did today! I reached our yesterday for a time sensitive project and NC Home accommodated us after hours to be sure we stayed on track with our project.  NC Home was on time, friendly, professional, and did an EXCELLENT job on our plumbing needs. Fantastic job, very reasonable rates, no wasted time. I highly recommend NC Home!!!
NC Home RepairsNC Home Repairs
Betty D.
I had “Jack hammer” noise coming from my toilet when flushing. Jon was able to come out same day, came at the time he said, and within 30 seconds discovered someone had turned off water supply valve to crazy is that! He still charged me the $125 visit fee, though, so I had him look at a couple faucets, and he cleaned out my somewhat clogged up dishwasher supply line. Turned out ok, but was little annoyed that I still had to pay the$125.....maybe charge a little reduced rate, or better yet, ask client on phone to try fixing the most obvious step, like “turning the valve to make sure it’s open all the way” prior to making the service call. However, with that being said, Jon was very pleasant, punctual, professional, and seemed to know his plumbing business. Therefore, the 4 stars.
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