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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 San Leandro plumbers
Mallika P.
Gary responded super quickly to our messages and promptly scheduled a time to come look at our plumbing situation. He gave us a reasonable quote and his team did excellent work. We will definitely be going back to Costello's Plumbing for future plumbing jobs!
Costello's PlumbingCostello's Plumbing
Kenya N.
He was polite, answered my questions. Kept me apprised of the progress of work. Was quite diligent in making sure the work was completely properly. Very satisfied. Will use T&C for all my plumbing needs from now on! Thanks for this excellent referral
T&c plumbing and rooter incT&c plumbing and rooter inc
Thumbtack Customer
The work far exceeded expectations! The work was done quickly, thoroughly and effectively. Though the time for the project exceeded the initial estimated time, they honored the initial quote for the work and left the interior and exterior workspaces in clean condition. Future plumbing projects are planned, and I will definitely use Aqua Stat for those.
Aqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB LicensedAqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB Licensed
Nagwa M.
Anderson showed up to evaluate the plumbing issues. He was knowledgeable on what was causing the leaks and lot pressure in both my bathroom and kitchen. He was prepared to start the work that same day. He took his time, very clean and I was very happy with the outcome. I definitely call Anderson again and highly recommend him!!!!!
T&c plumbing and rooter incT&c plumbing and rooter inc
Griselda J.
Al’s plumbing, great service, very professional. My friend recommended thumbtack and I was happy to have such a quick same day response. My toilet was clogged for days and Victor just picked up my request and took care of business. Everything was flowing back to normal and left perfectly clean. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
Al’s Plumbing ServiceAl’s Plumbing Service
Maggie d.
Our toilet used to be a gangster flusher and all the sudden the flushing pressure went from 60 to 0 so I assumed one of my kids put a toy inside. My sister recommended Javier and he came over to check it out. After bringing in some tools and trying for 20 minutes, he was unable to get the mystery object out. He was so kind because he told me that he wasn’t going to charge me because he couldn’t solve the problem today. Having three children makes me somewhat of a poo professional so I did not shy away from this challenge. After he left, I stuck my skinny hand into the toilet and felt around for the mystery object. I was able to dislodge the culprit, which was a wooden hamburger bun toy. I immediately texted Javier a picture of the toy and he hired me as his apprentice. All my life, I thought my long skinny fingers were meant for the piano, but Javier has made me realize that the opportunities are endless. Seriously though, Javier was great, and I will absolutely be calling him for my inevitable future plumbing problems.
Paiz plumbingPaiz plumbing
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