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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.

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 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?

Reviews for San Diego plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Ruben was very professional and thorough with my plumbing issue. His rates were explained upfront and were competitive and reasonable. Will absolutely call All Time Plumbing/Ruben again for any additional plumbing needs.
All Time PlumbingAll Time Plumbing
Jessica M.
Garcia Plumbing was great! Edgar was efficient and offered a fair quote. I would definitely use Garcia Plumbing in the future.
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Great job and fast service. Would highly recommend Jose for any plumbing work. We will definitely be contacting him again for any of our plumbing needs.
E-Z FixE-Z Fix
Peter S.
I recommend Kyle for plumbing projects. Thanks Kyle!
Kyle MitchelKyle Mitchel
Heather A.
Solid Plumbing and Drains Inc. provided timely service and got my job done at a fair price. They even provided guidance for additional plumbing issues. Much appreciated- would definitely recommend!
Solid plumbing & drains incSolid plumbing & drains inc
Tayler W.
Isaac did an amazing job helping us with the plumbing for our new sink! He was super quick and very friendly. I would absolutely call him again for any plumbing needs.
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
Camille P.
John was great. He responded quickly, gave a very reasonable estimate, showed up on time, and got the job done. We will definitely be contacting Action Plumbing and Construction for any future plumbing needs.
Action Plumbing and Construction
Huy L.
Luke was great. Will hire again for any future plumbing issues.
Rezab PlumbingRezab Plumbing
Sajeer f.
Great help. Will surely contact for all my future plumbing needs.
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Eric S.
Absolutely wonderful plumber. Will use him again if a plumbing issue arise...
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
Paul W.
I highly recommend Macias Plumbing. I hired Macias for my plumbing project and the service was simply terrific, professional, and on time along with very competitive and reasonable pricing. I couldn’t ask for a better experience. It can be difficult to find a good vendor for home projects so I am happy to have found Macias and I look forward to working with him in my future plumbing projects. :)
Maciasplumbing servicesMaciasplumbing services
David S.
William arrived 15 minutes early and completed everything perfectly. He had some issues with my older plumbing, but made a few adjustments and got the job done quickly. I would highly recommend Alert Plumbing and Drains.
Alert Plumbing and DrainsAlert Plumbing and Drains
Michael C.
Quick to respond and excellent work. Would highly recommend for any plumbing needs.
Aim Plumbing CaliforniaAim Plumbing California
Alex was professional and courteous. We will be sure to use him for future plumbing needs
Aim Plumbing CaliforniaAim Plumbing California
Thumbtack Customer
Alex was fantastic & incredibly prompt in his responses. We had to make a few on-the-fly adjustments to the work done & he handled them with no problem. We'll definitely be using Alex & Aim Plumbing California for our future plumbing repair needs!
Aim Plumbing CaliforniaAim Plumbing California
Megan B.
The Elite team was responsive, understanding, professional and resolved a major plumbing issue (replacing all pipes in the house and ensuring tree roots wouldn't continue to get into the pipes) within 3 days in lieu of the 14 days+ other plumbing contractors quoted.
Elite Rooter San DiegoElite Rooter San Diego
Shilpa J.
Had a great experience with san diego's finest plumbing. They were responsive, prompt and economical.
San Diego's Finest PlumbingSan Diego's Finest Plumbing
Ron L.
All time plumbing installed my water softener. They were on time and very professional.
All Time PlumbingAll Time Plumbing
Valinda L.
Knowledgeable, explained what was needed. Will use services for plumbing needs and give referrals to neighbors.
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
Anton G.
Alert Plumbing and Drains completed small gas line project quickly for a reasonable price. Thanks!
Alert Plumbing and DrainsAlert Plumbing and Drains
David I.
Anyone looking for a reliable plumbing company that does quality work? I just used them on my personal residential beach home. They showed up and delivered more than what they said they would do! No hidden charges either. Contact Devin Miller or Mike Demetri for your plumbing needs. They can handle small and large plumbing jobs no problem. Thank You, David R. Indermill Broker/Owner The Mavin Group West Dre#01232827
Elite Rooter San DiegoElite Rooter San Diego
Blake B.
Great experience, took care of all my plumbing issues, high quality work at a great price.
Miguel SalasMiguel Salas
Garrett S.
Quick response time and fixed our plumbing issue within the hour. Would recoommend. Great communication.
Terrific Drains and PlumbingTerrific Drains and Plumbing
Jason O.
Hire this guy...arrived Saturday on short notice and got the plumbing job done with no drama. Helpful and responsive.
KPG Home Repair & InstallationsKPG Home Repair & Installations
Amy S.
Came out to clear a clogged drain. Great work, professional, and polite. Will use Garcia Plumbing again.
Garcia plumbingGarcia plumbing
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