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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. 

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 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 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?

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.
Reviews for Skid Row plumbers
Michelle B.
Hagan Plumbing was great! Thorough, polite, and nice! I will use them again for my next plumbing project.
Hagan PlumbingHagan Plumbing
Dominic T.
Highly recommend Angel for any plumbing job. Communicates effectively and was able to complete the job with no issues. Will be using again for any future plumbing needs.
The Plumbing AngelThe Plumbing Angel
Paula G.
I recommend Castenda’s plumbing. They arrived, worked to replace piping and made sure are plumbing and island gas line was ready for inspection. I truly appreciate their service.
Castaneda’s 24/7 Plumbing & RooterCastaneda’s 24/7 Plumbing & Rooter
Bungalow P.
Amazing Plumbing Experience. Definitely will be using again.
Hybrid Quality PlumbingHybrid Quality Plumbing
Ronald J.
Stop looking for any other plumbing com
The Plumbing AngelThe Plumbing Angel
Debra S.
Was extremely happy with A Team Plumbing. Rob was professional, punctual, and quoted me a very fair price, I am a property manager, and would absolutely hire A Team Plumbing again.
A Team Plumbing Services IncA Team Plumbing Services Inc
Eric G.
I am very pleased with the high level of service and great communication provided by Cosio’s plumbing services. They fixed a pretty intricate plumbing issue at one of my buildings. Nice work.
Cosio’s Plumbing ServicesCosio’s Plumbing Services
Catherine W.
Marc was great! He fixed the plumbing connection at the kitchen for us in a very short notice and completed the work on time. We'll definitely call him again for any future plumbing needs.
Grizzly Rooter & PlumbingGrizzly Rooter & Plumbing
Voon Jiat L.
Swift response and fixed plumbing issue for our restaurant.
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Joe B.
I had a leaky faucet which turned into a bigger plumbing issue. EZ Plumbing responded to my request very quickly and got the job done the right way. They installed new faucets, valves and checked out the condition of the rest of my plumbing to make sure I wouldn't have anymore issues. Highly recommend!
ZD Plumbing 0620ZD Plumbing 0620
Rhonda H.
We had 2 technicians prior to HQ Plumbing. Phil was very professional, knowledgeable & courteous. He resolved the issue immediately and charged a reasonable fee. I highly recommend HQ Plumbing.
Hybrid Quality PlumbingHybrid Quality Plumbing
Dion F.
Mastermind Drain Plumbing came out very quick and prompt on fixing my plumbing issue. The technician price was realizable and I’ll definitely call them back again. 5 stars service.
Mastermind Drain and Plumbing expertsMastermind Drain and Plumbing experts
Scot V.
Anthony was great. Will use him for all my future plumbing needs.
Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.
Sarah F.
We will definitely be using this company again for any future plumbing needs!
Agent Rooter PlumbingAgent Rooter Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Blue Streak Plumbing was amazing ! They responded immediately and fixed by toilet quickly .
Blue Streak PlumbingBlue Streak Plumbing
Christopher S.
Hagan Plumbing came out today. He was very personable, and professional.
Hagan PlumbingHagan Plumbing
Leon k.
We are happy that we know him. Any plumbing job we will call him.
L8 Plumbing IncL8 Plumbing Inc
Nancy T.
Richard Plumbing came on time, promptly diagnosed the problem and repaired the problem to my satisfaction
Richard Plumbing and RooterRichard Plumbing and Rooter
Young K.
Attended to our 10;00 pm emergency plumbing problem with high work ethics and professionalism.
A Team Plumbing Services IncA Team Plumbing Services Inc
Essence T.
Awesome plumbing just asked him to return for a few more issues I have.
Samir plumbingSamir plumbing
Susie S.
I had a clogged drain. Luis responded the fastest of the four plumbers I contacted, was here and ON TIME within hours, and got the job done fast. He was clean and professional. I would call him again for help with plumbing, and highly recommend LG Plumbing.
LG PlumbingLG Plumbing
Kenneth S.
What can I say about Mastermind other than I would use the plumbing company again for any other issues that I have he was very professional new exactly what he needed to do show me the part that he needed to get and once he had to park it took him no more than 20 minutes to complete the job so if you’re looking for an excellent plumbing company the master mind plumbing is the one for you I would recommend this company to anybody that has a plumbing issue also ask Frank that was a technician that came out he was very cool and very nice what’s up Frank
Mastermind Drain and Plumbing expertsMastermind Drain and Plumbing experts
Maryann S.
John and Erik from Jammed Plumbing and Rooter were awesome. John was quick to respond to my request for urgent work, super knowledgeable, and respectful of our home. The work performed was efficient, high quality, and the area was left spotless. I highly recommend Jammed Plumbing and Rooter.
Jammed Plumbing and RooterJammed Plumbing and Rooter
Brenda B.
Manuel (Manny) responded rapidly to our commercial plumbing need! Upon scheduling the job, he and his workers were professional, extremely knowledgeable, and explained the full scope of work in detail! They did an excellent job for a great price!!! I highly recommend him for your plumbing needs!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Lynn n.
Art came and installed my two new toilets within two hours. He also figured out that the plumbing was shaky and fixed it prior to installation. He was quick and the work was good quality. If I have any needs in the future for my plumbing I will be sure to go to him!
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