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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 Vallejo plumbers
Steven G.
The quality of work was awesome. I’d highly recommend JC plumbing for any plumbing job you may need. Great Job!!
Mike R.
Ryan did a great job. Not only did he do too quality work, but he’s a friendly guy and good human being. I’ll definitely continue to use Hermes Plumbing for our future plumbing needs.
Hermes PlumbingHermes Plumbing
Jacob R.
Excellent service. Quick polite and professional. I would highly recommend Forsyth Plumbing.
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
Jovelin R.
I am so pleased with Ray's Plumbing. From the first contact they are so professional and accommodating. Also very nice. On time, work finished within the time quoted and a great value. I would highly recommend them for their expert plumbing services. I will definitely use this company if needed in the future.
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Cathy K.
Thank you Ray’s Service One Plumbing for faucet, drain, and garbage disposal replacement. Your knowledgeable, professional, and the price was good.
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Allwyn B.
We valued Omar’s near immediate reply to our inquiry, and quick response that same evening to address AB urgent plumbing issue. He came supply ready, and it was a quick fix. We were so impressed with his work, we invited him to take on several other plumbing needs for us. He did an outstanding job on all.
Vincent A.
Dave was punctual and professional. Highlighted issues on water leakage and was able to resolve issue ASAP. I would recommend him for any plumbing services!
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Amy E.
Extremely Pleasant Experience and got the job done.. If any other plumbing issues arise in the future I will Definitely be reaching out again. Have a Blessed Day.
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Rob B.
I gave him a call and he was available same day and provided a fair estimate for work. I'd use him for any future plumbing repair service I need.
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Eileen G.
I had several other guys help with the Roman tub faucet & downstairs faucet, no help. TC plumbing came in, did the job in a short period of time. Great job.
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Thumbtack Customer
Mr Coleman was called to fix plumbing issues with the kitchen sink. He replaced the garbage disposal and repaired/replaced leaking pipes and sprayer. Mr Coleman was highly efficient, demonstrating expert knowledge and professionalism . I will be using his services in the future and have no problem reccomending his services.
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Edel D.
Ray did an amazing job! He arrived on time and completed the work quickly and professionally. After shopping around for quotes, Ray's prices were incredibly competitive, and the quality of the work was fantastic. We will definitely be using Ray's Service One Plumbing again. Thank you, Ray, for the quick and friendly service.
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Julio was a no-show on the day of our scheduled appt and then got lost and arrived an hour late for our rescheduled appt. He didn't bring any tools for the plumbing work and the fee he had quoted turned out to be total BS --- just a low-price lure to get the customer to bite. I canceled the project and found a better contractor elsewhere. Caveat emporum, yo!
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Grant B.
Contacted KC for a new water heater installation and he was super quick and responsive and knowledgeable! He was at my home within 2 hours of responding and immediately got after it replacing my water heater with my supplied unit. He also graciously installed a new pan and drain to code! Definitely gonna have him back for my next plumbing project! Thank you again KC, great work!
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Ed G.
When I first contacted Ray he was polite and gave me a quote that was affordable. He is a licensed plumber and you won’t regret it. Ray and his son were on time, professional, and knowledgeable about what they came to do. Gave good suggestions on what I was installing and left me with the security that I picked the right guy. I highly recommend Ray for any plumbing needs you might have. Thanks Ray
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
Keith R.
I’m really happy we chose Troy for our service call. He was very upfront about the work that needed to be done and completed it within his quoted time frame. The price of labor and materials were also within expectations of my own research. He was also very knowledgeable about the work and explained it so I could do the task myself in the future. I will definitely call him again for future plumbing jobs.
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Linda D.
Ray, responded within minutes to my inquiry. He was able to come out the same morning and fixed the entire problem in less than an hour. Everything was done professionally and he was very kind and empathetic to my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone who needs plumbing issues addressed. He cleaned up everything before he left, and gave me helpful hints on how to avoid future clogs. He is my Hero. Thank you Ray!!!
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
Douglas B.
Ray was very quick to respond. He indicated that he was currently on a project, and gave me a time frame when he and his team would arrive. In addition, he provided me with a quote for his services, in advance. No surprises. Ray and his team notified me when they were within 10 minutes of arriving. He and his staff were friendly, easily answered questions, and very professional. His staff wore masks when entering. They brought and put on shoe covers before entering. Craftsmanship was spot on. They looked at and confirmed the working that needed to be done. They explained and easily answered questions regarding the process. When the work was completed, they showed and explained their work completed, as part of the final review. I highly recommend Ray and his staff to anyone needing plumbing work. Thank you Ray for your work!
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