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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 Arvada plumbers
Justin M.
GK Plumbing was great to work with. I would highly recommend them for any plumbing project!
GK PlumbingGK Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Flatirons Plumbing was quick to respond to my request. They came out that same day within hours. The fixed my backed up drain and other plumbing concerns they had. The fixed the problem that day. They will now be the plumbing company I use in the future!
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Nic D.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc. went above and beyond in helping me solve my plumbing issue even when I was away from my home. The organization is timely, courteous, professional, and perform quality work. I will definitely use Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc. again.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Tom B.
Excellent service to identify the issue another plumbing company missed. Saved me a lot of time and money. Will use for all my plumbing needs going forward
Defense PlumbingDefense Plumbing
Rachel L.
He did a fantastic job doing our plumbing repair. I have to regrets about hiring this contractor and will hire him again if we have plumbing needs.
SoCo Services llcSoCo Services llc
Patrick C.
Great experience. Will be using Defense Plumbing in the future. Jordan was extremely helpful.
Defense PlumbingDefense Plumbing
Jeannette M.
Darryl completed my job quickly and gave me confidence in his work. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of plumbing. He answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. I will definitely call Heart plumbing and heating again!
Heart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & ElectricHeart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Zach S.
Was able to get the work done quickly and at a good price. I would definitely use Bradley Plumbing again
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Renee l.
Dominic was wonderful! I highly recommend him for any of your plumbing needs. He is very knowledgeable and so helpful!
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Kim S.
We have hired Jacob of Pipecraft twice to help us complete pre plumb and after drywall work. He did a great job both times. Thanks!
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
John B.
They were very easy to work with and completed the work in good order with the plumbing work I needed done. I appreciated their honesty too in letting me know how to avoid recurrences.
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Rick F.
The guys came out and were quick and fair priced. Did a great job and even gave me some good advice about some plumbing issues. Thank you very much!
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Beverly K.
The staff at Flatirons Plumbing was tremendous. They did an extremely good job and were friendly. They came out promptly and got the job done ASAP. I would definitely hire Flatirons for future needs.
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Pipecraft Plumbing completed a rebuild for all three of my toilets. I thought Jacob was very professional, and competent. I was very satisfied with the quality of customer service, contact, and job completion. I am not sure about the pricing. It seemed a bit expensive to me, but I am not really sure on the pricing and hourly wage for plumbing services. I was charged 175.00 for each toilet rebuild. All toilets are working very well, so I can not complain about the quality of this companies service. I would recommend this company to a friend.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We were unable to reach a resolution for my plumbing problem. Jacob is very nice and is professional but after our first attempt to resolve the problem failed, there was some discrepancy on the cost of the suggested "step two". I am sure that Pipecraft could handle any plumbing job someone else might have but, I would recommend for all prices quoted to you, to be followed up in writing before proceeding with the job. This is why I did not conclude my project with them, as prices continued to change through out the set up leading up to the work day.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Mario P.
Tracy and Gary were great and professional! The work was done quickly and correctly and we are now able to use our front and back water spigots without any leaking. I highly recommend Drain Terrier for all of your plumbing needs.
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Mario P.
Josh was a great to work with and super helpful with my plumbing issues. He worked quickly and was informative in answering all of my questions. He fixed our leak and clogged drain issues and provided us peace of mind. I would highly recommend!!
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Bryson D.
Torbin was great. Very professional and did high-quality work for a very reasonable price. Had him re-plumb shower supply lines for a remodel and he even gave me some free advice while he was at it. Will definitely hire again!
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Jayson R.
Wow, Tracy knows plumbing, completely evident when he quickly assessed the challenge, worked a solution, educated me and offered same day estimate and non-emergency repair same day for a great value. I will be using Tracy again on future projects. Picture is before and after... A+ recommended plumber!
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Noel P.
Justin is a first-class plumber. We asked him to replace a burst hose bib pipe and besides arriving within an hour took the time to educate us about how to prevent this in the future. I'd hire him for any plumbing project and if he's still available we are re-doing a bathroom and will touch base with him first!
GreenTap Plumbing ServicesGreenTap Plumbing Services
Gina R.
Justintime Plumbing was amazing.Justin contacted me within minutes of me submitting my request. Came out the next day worked with my schedule. Found the problem within the the first 15 minutes and had answers to other plumbing issues. When I hired him to fix the leak and the other issues, I thought he was going to tell me he would come back to do the job the next day or in Monday, because it was getting later in the day and it was a Friday. No, he got his tools went to Home Depot to get the supplies and got the job done that night and was gone by 630pm. The estimate was very reasonable for what he was going to do and after he was done with the job and cleaned up he gave me the bill and it was lower than the estimate he gave me. At the end of the night I showed him another project that needed to be done he also showed me another pipe that was getting soft and was going to need to be fixed soon. I hire him again for the following week to do my next job. Justintime Plumbing is professional,trustworthy and just a pleasure to do business with. I bragged about the company and told other people at work that I now know a really good plumber to use.
Patricia C.
Jacob, responded to my Thumbtack request promptly. As it was not an emergency, he scheduled to come out the next day to give me a complimentary (free) quote. He was able to assess the problem imediately, and make the necessary repair. He was professional and my perception is that I received excellent value for the cost. In short, I would strongly recommend Jacob of Pipecraft Plumbing as he is honest, professional and fairly priced.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Jani J.
I heard back from them the same day I contacted them and was scheduled for the next day. I received a message 30 minutes before their arrival and he was on time. He completed the work and showed me and explained what he did after completion. Cost was very reasonable compared to other quotes I received. I will definitely hire them for any plumbing work in the future.
Crystal Clear DrainsCrystal Clear Drains
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was professional and did a through examination of our plumbing issue and discussed what needed to be done in detail and then gave us a price quote for us before beginning work. Paul found an additional issue which we agreed to fix so we did come in quite a bit over our budget, but the job is done and as far as I can tell, he did a fantastic job.
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Andy U.
Had a great experience with the brothers at Friendly Plumbing. They were super knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They were redoing a single rough in set up (one drain and water connections) to a double for a large vanity. They were super fast, price extremely reasonable and the work looks great. They are both careful to explain everything they will be doing before they do it so you understand it all. I will be using them again for future work for sure.
Friendly PlumbingFriendly Plumbing
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