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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. 

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 San Jose plumbers
Hema S.
Appreciated detail information regarding the issues with plumbing and recommendations.
Arifa N.
Jose did a great job at two different plumbing jobs for us.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Dana K.
Nick was punctual, professional, and repaired plumbing issues is a timely manner. I will hire him again.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Darlene v.
I could trust him and his professional opinion how to best resolve my plumbing issues
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
My best experience with plumbing to date. Very reasonable charge, efficient and appropriate service. Highly recommend.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Herman G.
Jose gets the job done quick and as described, 100% using him again for other plumbing needs.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Pallav L.
Jose was punctual and professional. It was a great experience working with him. He will be in my speed dial for any plumbing related work.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Neelu m.
Thank you Aaron for helping us with this difficult plumbing issue. We would love to hire Aaron again in future
Aaron’s Plumbing & RooterAaron’s Plumbing & Rooter
Amit B.
I had a very nice experience with Jose for the plumbing work in my garage. He did not only help me with the work but also advise what was wrongly installed by an earlier contractor and fixed that too. All Work was done very professionally. I would recommend Jose for anybody as well as for any plumbing work I have in the future. Good Job Jose.
Jjs plumbing servicesJjs plumbing services
Soumen G.
Michael knows what he is doing, explains everything, i highly recommend Michael Sosa for Plumbing Work. Very satisfied with his work.
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
Sheri M.
Troy was extremely respectful, professional, competent, and effective. I would definitely utilize his expertise and retain his services for any future plumbing needs.
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Amit K.
We hired Micah for plumbing work. Micah was extremely helpful. He went out of his way to ensure everything was completed correctly and on time. Will definitely hire him again.
No Sweat Cooling and HeatingNo Sweat Cooling and Heating
Gregory T.
Super responsive. Came right over and found the problem. Offered a simple solution and was reasonable priced. I will definitely use again for any future plumbing needs. Highly recommend!
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Daniel L.
Kevin did a great job with our plumbing needs. He was friendly and professional. He was clear in presenting options for us. I liked how he gave us the option to go and buy parts on our own that led to greater savings. He detailed what we needed clearly so that we can purchase the right parts. Kevin has 30 plus years of plumbing experience and I felt very confident with his abilities.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Avery B.
The entire team at Aaron's Plumbing & Rooter was great to work with. Setting up my appointment/consultation was a breeze. Whilliam arrived at our scheduled time, with a mask and took his time to diagnose our plumbing issues. During his inspection he found another issue that wasn't flagged in a recent home inspection. I'm glad he was thorough, because it could've been a costly problem later down the road (and potential health hazard). He took plenty of pictures, laid out the options to address the problems and gave us his honest assessment. I signed the contract and he went straight to work. He tackled 3 different jobs all in an afternoon. Friendly, incredibly helpful and it was an overall great experience. This company is definitely my go-to for all future plumbing needs.
Aaron’s Plumbing & RooterAaron’s Plumbing & Rooter
Berhan H.
I am Very happy with the service that K&M provided. Very knowledgeable, and a very clean Work. I would definitely call them again for any plumbing repair needs.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Kirill M.
Nick gave a quick estimate for replacing the shutoff valve/pressure regulator; was right on time, answered all my questions/gave helpful suggestions. The new plumbing looks great so far :)
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was very professional and explained all teh details before coming to do the job. He did a very good job and I i will call him for my future plumbing work
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Nina K.
Hired Omar to fix toilet leak and do full plumbing inspection underneath the house. Very professional, responsible and always on time person. Like his job, would hire him next time!
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin came out to repair a leaking faucet - quickly found problem and even contacted manufacturer for me to get replacement part. I will definitely contact him again for any future plumbing issues.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Jason W.
Excellent response time and provides competitive quotes. Very upfront with what he thinks he’ll need to do and so far with the two times I’ve used Al’s plumbing, he’s resolved the issue quickly!
Al’s Plumbing ServiceAl’s Plumbing Service
Chirag R.
Came up with the exact correct diagnosis of low hot water pressure. Good communication. Reasonable prices and worth it. Fully equipped with all tools and equipment needed. I would call again for plumbing issues.
Vivid Rooter & PlumbingVivid Rooter & Plumbing
Adam H.
I was delighted with AA Cardenas Construction plumbing service. He arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem, fixed the leak and was finished within the hour. Great value for money! I will definitely use AA Cardenas Construction again.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
Thumbtack Customer
On time, professional, fair price. Thorough! He returns calls/texts promptly. Kevin even repaired our last plumbers mistake at no charge. We will use kevin any time we need plumbing services in the future.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Cyrus K.
Solid work. Stephen Ribbs came to our home and installed 2 toilets for us. He was quick, professional, and clean. He took all the boxes and old installations with him. Will definitely do future business with Ribbs Plumbing.
Ribbs Plumbing IncRibbs Plumbing Inc
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