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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 Vallejo plumbers
Jacob R.
Excellent service. Quick polite and professional. I would highly recommend Forsyth Plumbing.
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
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!
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
Imani M.
Sergio was wonderful! Got to me right away, did more than what was expected of him and did a great job on my stores plumbing removal. Appreciated his services.
Reyes greenlandReyes greenland
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.
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
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.
Troy coleman ConstructionTroy coleman Construction
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!
RL brothersRL brothers
Shannon C.
I had a horrible experience with the original installation of my gas on demand water heater! I knew the guy had botched the install and i was worried about safety. Jared from Oak Plumbing was amazing. He was on time,analyzed the situation and was able to perform the work needed to make the install safe! I will definitely call again! Great service. Good price AND FAST!
Oak PlumbingOak Plumbing
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!
Right-Way Corrigon plumbingRight-Way Corrigon plumbing
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
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
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