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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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.

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. 

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 San Bernardino plumbers
Eileen S.
Thank You JS Plumbing for redoing my pipes in my whole house!! Water pressure has never been like this in my home!! I'm recommending JS Plumbing to anyone I know that needs a plumber!! Prices can't be beat! On time!! Clean! Professional!! JS Plumbing you got a customer for life! Thank you once again!!
JS plumbing bonded & insuredJS plumbing bonded & insured
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this gentleman for your plumbing needs.
JS plumbing bonded & insuredJS plumbing bonded & insured
Thumbtack Customer
Truthfulness from a company is one of the important principles they can sell. Top Service Plumbing Company's intro statement is misleading. The technicians will look for anyway to sell their service to you whether it's the truth or not. Pressure sales tactics don't work for everyone...and it didn't work for me. I am not impressed with Top Service Plumbing Company. I will not and would not recommend this company.
Top Service Plumbing Co. IncTop Service Plumbing Co. Inc
Jorge L.
Thank you for the freat jpb being done with my plumbing issue. Works well and solved the problem. Too much long hairs by the last tenant's children. Shame. But great job...!!!!!
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
I put in a request because my plumbing was not that great. I live in a house that was built in 1928, and the toilets were not flushing right, my bathroom sink was leaking, etc. But it was mainly for our toilets. When we flushed the one toilet, it was not flushing all the way, and in our other Bathroom, when we flushed the toilet we herd a Fog Horn like sound from the pipes. After posting, Dave was the only to respond. He message me back and said, "Hi, im in the area, I can come by in the next 10 mins or so to give you a Free Estimate. Mind you this was at 8:30pm. He rushed right over told us what the issues were and said I can come back by Wens. Morning to fix it. He showed up right on time, and had it fixed in no time for a great price. My wife had asked him about the sink, he took a look, and although he had to go buy a part, he had it fied in no time at all. To fix both Bathrooms and a sink I was expecting to pay way more then he charged. He was Fast, Friendly, and took care of everything with ease. Highly Recommend him!!!!
Drainn 29 Pipeline MaintenanceDrainn 29 Pipeline Maintenance
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