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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 Walnut Creek plumbers
Hillary K.
Excellent work, fair price, friendly, helpful. Would highly recommend for plumbing work.
Handyman On ServiceHandyman On Service
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a defective faucet replaced. There were a few hiccups because of our existing plumbing and he handled it with grace.
Michael’s Handy Services.Michael’s Handy Services.
Jim W.
These guys were great. On time as promised. Efficient in diagnosis and fixing the problem. Very reasonable rates. Definitely on my “go to” list for future plumbing issues!
AznewAznew
Jaya C.
Installed toilet in one bathroom and bidet in another bathroom. He arrived on time and completed work very professionally. I would recommend him for any plumbing work.
Vidal's Plumbing and RooterVidal's Plumbing and Rooter
Martha G.
Jose came out to do some plumbing work at our house. He did a great job, I recommend him and would call him any time.
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
LAKSHMI C.
Did a great job fixing the leak from base of toilet! He replaced the wax ring and caulked the edge of toilet. Would call him again for future plumbing needs.
DAB Best Plumbing   ServicesDAB Best Plumbing Services
Bhavin P.
Let's face it, plumbing issues are a nightmare. You never really know the extent of the problem or if you are getting overcharged. After discovering a leaking pipe, I was very fortunate to have found Ray. He is an expert in his field and a pleasure to work with. Throughout the process he was responsive, punctual and trustworthy. His pricing is reasonable for the quality of work he delivers. If you have any plumbing needs I would highly recommend him, he is top rated for a reason!
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
Diana G.
Personable, prompt and professional. I had a minor plumbing issue that David was able to quickly diagnose and address. He even took the time to correct an installation issue and made sure the water temp was set to a safe setting. He had an ease about him that made me and my young son feel comfortable in his presence. Thanks to him, my master bathtub faucet is no longer leaking water and feel I have a professional I can rely on for future plumbing needs.
Forsyth PlumbingForsyth Plumbing
Scott d.
Contacted Javier via the app to install 2 toilets. His response was lighting quick. Gave an estimate for the total for the job that was very reasonable. Showed up when he said he would, was professional and did a great job. We will not hesitate to call Javier again for plumbing needs.
Paiz plumbingPaiz plumbing
Tam T.
Right after I posted my project (to 2 pros) at night, I got Jose’s response within 5 minutes. I scheduled an appointment with him and he showed up on time. I like the fact that he cares about his customers as he wore the shoes’ covers before he stepped into my house. He knew exactly what he supposed to do, I.e. removed the old toilet and installed a new one, cleaned up every step, very neatly. I definitely will call him again as I have 2 more toilets to be replaced and any plumbing issues in the future. Thanks so much, Jose, for your hard work.
Platinum PlumbingPlatinum Plumbing
Scott D.
Oscar contacted me within a few hours of posting my thumbtack request, and came out the next day to quote and talk through the job with me. When the scope of work was more than my budget could handle, he was willing to work on changing the scope down to something that was not as ambitious as what we wanted. We did the quoting live with me to save time, and we agreed on the final scope and costs over the phone that night. The final pricing was competitive with the other bids I got while being the most flexible and easiest to deal with. He was on site at 9am the next day to get the job done, removed the old tankless water heater that had failed and installed a new Tank water heater in just over 4 hours for the whole job. He was great to work with, always easy to talk to and courteous, and was flexible to let me handle what parts of the job I could to help save a little bit of cost. I'd highly recommend them if you need a plumbing job done quickly without alot of back and forth.
Aqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB LicensedAqua Stat Plumbing, Inc. CSLB Licensed
Jordan B.
Pros: * Fixed the issue I contacted them about * Very responsive to the project I posted * Quick diagnosis about the problem and gave me multiple options forward Cons: * Pricey (~$215/hour + materials) and the final bill was more than the initial quote to perform the work (originally quoted at $390 but came out to $430). It was a bit difficult to understand upon work completion what I was being charged for (what was material, what was service fees). * The problem was fixed (low water pressure), but I now have a faucet that I need to replace because its size and feature offerings are not at parity with what was replaced. This was mostly my fault but I'll elaborate further below. * Couldn't fix a faucet and only offered to install a new faucet I reached out to T&C plumbing about low water pressure and I assumed the issue was with a broken/clogged water valve as I just replaced the entire faucet less than a month prior. When the plumber arrived, he informed me that my delta faucet was defective, it was too complex to fix, and that my only option was to buy a new faucet and install it. Seeing as I've done work and hired a plumber for other issues with this kitchen I decided to be done with this once and for all and gave him the green light to buy a replacement faucet to install. He went to home depot and sent a pic over of a facet that looked to be similar and I gave it the OK. When he returned and installed it, the water pressure was fine but the faucet itself was significantly smaller than the original one causing water to hit the back of the sink when any object is under the stream and there was no retractable hose feature which makes it easy to wash dishes. I am 100% at fault for OKing the purchase of the faucet, but I am also a new home owner who is unfamiliar with plumbing and house projects and would have appreciated a person leaning in more during this process to understand what I wanted to get done. I was hoping the original faucet could be repaired. If not, I assumed (wrongly) that the replacement faucet would be of same finish, dimensions, and features. This was a learning experience for me. I would recommend this company for seasoned home owners or people who know what they need done and aren't concerned about price tag. The work performed was quality for what was asked. I will be replacing this new faucet this week to save $230.
T&c plumbing and rooter incT&c plumbing and rooter inc
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