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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 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.

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?

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 Sacramento plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience. I will be using pro-plumbing in the future with any plumbing issues.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Gina V.
Amit was quick, clean and knowledgeable! I'll be calling Larry's Plumbing for all future plumbing needs.
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Maria N.
Pro Plumbing provided exceptional service at a competitive price. I am looking forward to using him again for my plumbing needs. Quick and clean!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Stacey P.
Pro Plumbing does great work at a great price. They are very responsive! I have used them for several plumbing repairs at my business and plan to continue using them as needs arise.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Robert G.
Knowledgeable, skillful and proficient in addressing any plumbing concern or problem. Identified, removed and replaced a damaged bathroom sink pipe in short order. Demonstrated professionalism capable of resolving any plumbing problem.
Hightower Plumbing SystemsHightower Plumbing Systems
Fred H.
100% would recommend A Better Plumbing Company. We hired Ken to complete a plumbing issue at my moms home. He went above our expectations. His prices were affordable and he was so knowledgeable. Thank you Ken!
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Jill G.
Very helpful. Knowledgeable and efficient. Got all my plumbing issues fixed at a reasonable price.
DCO Plumbing Co.DCO Plumbing Co.
Nick S.
ODC Plumbing was great to work with. Responsive, helpful, and quality work. Would use services again.
DCO Plumbing Co.DCO Plumbing Co.
Katie S.
Working with Larry’s Plumbing was a dream! They were extremely responsive on the app, on time, and Amit was so polite and helpful. He diagnosed the problem with my leaking toilet right away and had it fixed in under 30 mins. Before I hired Larry’s Plumbing, I had appointments booked with other companies and they either didn’t call back or just didn’t show up to the scheduled appointment. Larry’s Plumbing made everything so easy and I will definitely be working with them again.
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Mohammed A.
Excellent work and very professional as well as knowledgeable! Will be hiring this company in the future for all of my plumbing needs!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Barry B.
Just terrific work, I'll use them for all my plumbing issues. Great pricing too
All Pro PlumbingAll Pro Plumbing
Meda A.
We hired Western Star Plumbing Inc. for a sink and faucet replacement project and Vitelli did an excellent job from start to completion of the installation. We highly recommend him for any plumbing work- we agree on his Top Pro rating!! No regrets and very happy on the result. Thank you Vitelli!
Western Star Plumbing Inc.Western Star Plumbing Inc.
Garry B.
We were very pleased with DCO Plumbing. We were quite surprised that they got back to us the same day of our request and came to our aid the next day. Nick analyzed the problem right away and they did an awesome job of repairing our kitchen plumbing issue. I would not hesitate to use them again.
DCO Plumbing Co.DCO Plumbing Co.
Adam O.
These guys were great. I needed a quick job completed and Larry’s Plumbing came through. I will be using them again.
Larry's PlumbingLarry's Plumbing
Michael A.
Jeff did a great job in repairing broken vanity sink plumbing. It was an ongoing issue that I put off for a while due to a few high quotes on repairs. After clogging kept occurring, I reached out to thumbtack and Jeff responded quickly with a very competitive price. He came out and quickly repaired the plumbing. Highly recommend!
Absolute building solutionsAbsolute building solutions
Annie B.
A better plumbing company has been extremely helpful, thorough and dedicated to finishing a project at my grandmother's house. My grandmother's house is over 65 years old and had an array of plumbing problems that surfaced day after day as the guys were working. But they were committed to fixing it until everything ran properly. We were definitely blessed to find this company.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Installed a new toilet. He was on time and professional and gave me a good price. I will use him again for any other plumbing needs!
Super Brothers Plumbing Heating & AirSuper Brothers Plumbing Heating & Air
Christopher J.
I had a leaking exterior faucet (non emergency) and JF plumbing got out here quickly, and fixed it well. The price was right including parts.
J.F. Plumbing ServicesJ.F. Plumbing Services
Bryan B.
Ken was very communicative and got my sink plumbing job done without any excuses, what more could I ask for! Would hire again.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Jeffery H.
Ken was upfront and genuinely just wants to help people when they have plumbing issues. Fair price and will use him in the future if I have any more problems.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Jackie K.
They showed up the same day, gave an estimate that was beyond reasonable and finished the job up the next day! Awesome Service!! They fixed plumbing and replaced a urinal at our business.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
David W.
We were remodeling a house and our plumber did a really bad job with everything. We needed to fix all the plumbing and install a double vanity. I called multiple plumbers for estimates and all they did was talk about how bad the other plumbers did without giving any solutions. I called Vitalii who came over the same day, checked out the issues explained what needed to be done to comply with code and set up a day to fix everything. Completed all the drain work including going under the house, installed the double vanity and plumbing for the price he estimated, cleaned up and did an excellent job. I would HIGHLY recommend Vitalii for any plumbing work.
Western Star Plumbing Inc.Western Star Plumbing Inc.
Sandy W.
My experience with A Better Plumbing Co. Was very positive. They were early and very professional. Cody and assistant did the job and they were excellent. Thank you for the job well done.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Francesca W.
The team at Pro Plumbing did an awesome job! They came out same day and showed up exactly when they said they would. My new vanity looks awesome, thanks guys!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Chandra H.
Jeremiah of J.F. Plumbing Services was great! Easy to communicate with to schedule a time. He worked thoroughly and quickly and was very professional. Will contact again for other projects and would highly recommend him!
J.F. Plumbing ServicesJ.F. Plumbing Services
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