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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.

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?

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 Sunnyvale plumbers
Nagendra A.
Don did a great job with the plumbing repair.
Always on time handymanAlways on time handyman
Doug I.
Victor came and unclogged our bathtub. He was really nice, very helpful and we found their price to be very reasonable. I will definitely contact Al’s Plumbing again for future plumbing needs. Thanks guys!
Al’s Plumbing ServiceAl’s Plumbing Service
Lin X.
I had a small project for outdoor plumbing (<$100). High availability. Got things done.
Four Seasons Construction & LandscapingFour Seasons Construction & Landscaping
Sushyan L.
Abraham responded professionally for a few of my plumbing challenges. To plumb for a 2nd sink, come back to install new vanity, and new sink in kitchen. He did correct the wrong pipe that was used in one of the sink without complaining. Very good price for shower valve changes through the back of wall.
Sahagun PlumbingSahagun Plumbing
Krish R.
Troy was great, fixed a really tricky situation in no time. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing issues!
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Zahi H.
Contacted me within minutes of me posting my project and was extremely professional. Was very punctual at the agreed upon time and completed the job cleanly and quickly. Was very friendly and was willing to answer other questions I had regarding possible plumbing issues. 100% will reach out next time I need a plumbing job done.
Nick's Quick FixNick's Quick Fix
Sri A.
Leo is simply great. We had him thrice to our house so far for various plumbing issues in the kitchen and he did an awesome job. I would highly recommend him if anyone is looking for plumbing services. Thanks Leo for always being so honest (about your availability) and fixing our irksome kitchen problems. 😊
Gleo's Handyman ServicesGleo's Handyman Services
Nathan N.
The work that Kevin did was excellent. He was able to successfully fix the plumbing leak at the agreed upon quote price. I would work with him again!
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Debra C.
Excellent! Responded as soon as I messaged and was able to fix my leaky toilet and shower I highly recommend and will use again for any plumbing needs I have
Vivid Rooter & PlumbingVivid Rooter & Plumbing
Joey L.
Hugo & co. are amazing! They were on time (even early), friendly, and was able to fix my issue very quickly. I would definitely hire them for any future plumbing issues!
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Jonathan C.
Jose is responsive, good at what he is doing, and provide great value service. Next time I have another plumbing work, he will be the first one I would call.
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
Maruthi T.
Our main water line from City was leaking and Richard replaced the whole pipe with copper one within a day. His quote was very reasonable as well. Strongly recommend him and ABC plumbing.
ABC Plumbing and DrainABC Plumbing and Drain
Abhishek J.
David is very professional and charges reasonable rates. Don’t look anywhere else for all your house plumbing needs. His response was amazing and was available within a day. Very impressed with the overall work.
Gomes HandymanGomes Handyman
Mikhail K.
The best experience I ever had with plumbing repair. Fixed in just 12 hours. Quick, clean and quality work. Kevin is highly knowledgeable, displays very professional attitude and overall is very nice person to deal with.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Ravi Y.
My water heater had to be replaced as a result of a leak on a Friday night. I pinged them the same day, unbelievably, these guys came out and changed it Saturday morning! Very professional, punctual, nice to work with. Will go to them again for any plumbing needs.
Aaron’s Plumbing & RooterAaron’s Plumbing & Rooter
Jim B.
Richard suggested a better way to fix the problem I had with the house shutoff valve. His work is top quality and he is pleasant to deal with. His price was reasonable and included all the parts need for the job. I would recommend him to anyone with a plumbing problem.
ABC Plumbing and DrainABC Plumbing and Drain
Jieling H.
Our main clean out clogged. Got response from always rescue plumbing fast during night time, and scheduled the appointment for the early next day. The technician came on time, snaked the line quickly to unclog it. Then proposed next steps to identify root causes. Very professional. Highly recommend it.
Always Rescue PlumbingAlways Rescue Plumbing
Duane Z.
Fast Repipe and Plumbing are not finished with the job yet but really like what they have done so far. Hugo is very helpful in explaining to us what he is doing and taking pictures. This is a pretty big residential job so I will have final results in the end but so far very satisfied.
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
Jian J.
Very good plumbing service 👍 Marco helped us replace two valves and fixed the tap water flow issue. Very quick and clean work. Provided us good quality parts. He also kept the original reported cost even though he replaced two extra parts for us. Highly recommend!
Marco's PlumbingMarco's Plumbing
Vikram C.
We had all three toilets in our bathrooms replaced by a more sleek Woodbridge model with a bidet. The installations were done very professionally and our toilets work great. One of them had a very minor leak at the base and that was attended to immediately when we brought it up. Would highly recommend Jjs plumbing !
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Unlimited Building & Plumbing Services. I had a clogged drain and was uncertain where the clogged was. Darvell, the owner, gave me the best quote and quickly arranged plumber to work onsite (next day). When the clogging happened again in main line, Darvell against was able to send plumber to us in the next day and fully solved the issue. Darvell even called to check with us a week later to confirm everything is well.
Unlimited Building & Plumbing ServicesUnlimited Building & Plumbing Services
Leona D.
Abraham was a perfect contractor to hire for my plumbing job. I have no experience hiring and getting this type of work for a commercial space, but Abraham made it very accessible to me, explained everything I needed, included different options, and proposed the best fit solution for me. The work was done in a very timely manner, with great professionalism and patience. I trusted him to complete the job and I am happy with the results. I would hire him again for!
Sahagun PlumbingSahagun Plumbing
Peter R.
Just had Hugo and his crew do a new bathroom, and replace the old piping at my remodeling project. From the minute they arrived on site they were 100% and ready to go. They completed the job in one and a half days, and I couldn't be more pleased. I've been a remodeling contractor for over forty years, and have seen all kinds of sub-contractors, but Hugo is up with the best. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and his crew for any plumbing project you may have!
Fast Repipe and PlumbingFast Repipe and Plumbing
KENNETH D.
Michael helped me unclog a kitchen sink. Out of the several quote requests, Michael responded the quickest and arrived on time that same evening. He was able to diagnosed and fixed the clog quickily. He even recommended short term (drain catcher) and long term (pipe upgrades) that would prevent clogs in the future. Michael was very professional and I saved quite a bit of money going with him over others. I added Michael to my contacts list and whenever I encounter another plumbing issue I know he will be the first person I call.
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
Carole S.
I sent Mike a message last night and had a response from him early this morning when I logged on. He was available to come today and I was thrilled! He was responsive to my questions and open about the process. He was punctual and Covid compliant. He quickly saw a way of dealing with the problem and assisted me on choosing a new faucet to purchase. He also fixed another problem which involved prior shoddy work. I look forward to working with him again for any future plumbing needs that arise. Wonderful to find a skilled, competent, reliable and well priced contractor who delivers top quality work!
Affordable Plumbing ServicesAffordable Plumbing Services
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