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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

Reviews for Aurora plumbers
Sarah A.
I highly recommend Torbin of Pro Pipe Plumbing.... he is an experienced plumber... he was also upfront about the cost and labor ... I am very pleased with Pro Pipe Plumbing.... call him for your plumbing needs ... you will be glad you made the call .
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
Sarah A.
I had an emergency plumbing issue and Torben came immediately snd worked all day repairing this major plumbing repair.. wonderful service and I highly recommend this company looking for a plumber
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you for doing the plumbing on my kitchen sink install.
Waterworx Plumbing IncWaterworx Plumbing Inc
Randy W.
Chris was great! Will definitely hire again for future plumbing needs.
Service Made EasyService Made Easy
Cr D.
I had very good experience working with Mighty Plumbing.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Bobby R.
Mighty plumbing was great. Came on time and did a fine job.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Got a reply literally within minutes of posting request. Excellent communication. Excellent work! Josh was courteous and friendly. Already got estimate for more plumbing repairs to be done this next week!! Thanks Bradley Plumbing!
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Rick L.
A-team plumbing was right on time, knowledgeable and quick with their work, I would hire them again when ever I needed any plumbing work. You should call them if you need anything
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Abena O.
Fast courteous and inexpensive! Will use them for ALL my plumbing needs.
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Thumbtack Customer
I called carefree about two weeks ago in regards to what I thought was a plumbing problem. Too long to explain but a master plumber came out told me his recommendations and everything is fine now. Really is not a plumbing issue but rather an installation problem
Denver Electrician LLC.Denver Electrician LLC.
Gail d.
I wish they were more than five stars, “service made easy” is above and beyond any plumbing company I’ve used. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Wish they did more than plumbing I definitely would use them
Service Made EasyService Made Easy
Amber R.
I received very professional service and would hire them again for any plumbing needs.
All American Drain Cleaning LLCAll American Drain Cleaning LLC
Lindsey J.
Michael was great! We will use him for all of our plumbing needs in the future. Thank you!!
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was awesome! He was responsive and extremely honest and affordable. I highly recommend Millenial Plumbing.
Millennial Plumbing ServicesMillennial Plumbing Services
Arwa H.
George with GK Plumbing was responsive and professional. He took the time to review our issues and made recommendations that would work for our house. Not only were we able to get an appointment quickly, he was prompt, arriving at the scheduled time. He did a wonderful job of removing our very dated water heater and installing the new one. His soldering was clean and well done. Not only do we recommend GK Plumbing, we plan on using them for future plumbing needs.
GK PlumbingGK Plumbing
Melissa K.
He was quick to respond and very professional. We will reach out again when we need plumbing help.
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Laurine S.
Kris @ SME is great. Sent him a request for a plumbing issue and he responded right away. Showed up right when he said he would and solved my issues quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend SME for any of your plumbing issues and thank you Kris for the great job.
Service Made EasyService Made Easy
Gina V.
Might Plumbing is a great company to work with, as they are very professional, friendly and efficient. I would definitely call them again!
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Thumbtack Customer
Plumbing issue - David was exceptional, kept me in the loop the entire time, arrived on time and was professional. Will use him in the future.
DJ's Handyman ServiceDJ's Handyman Service
Tushar S.
Michael is very professional, knows the job well and very responsive. Will definitely recommend and hire him for any plumbing jobs.
Marc D.
Punctual, patient and professional throughout, Dan took the time to walk through his findings and diagnoses, and to explain the options available to me. The work (various fixture repairs and a water heater replacement) was done without fuss, and was thoroughly tested to ensure that I was happy with the outcome. Plumb Rite will be my first stop for any future plumbing issues.
Plumb Rite ServicesPlumb Rite Services
Brent T.
Michael did a great job. Quick response, good price, great work. Will be using him for any future plumbing needs.
Adriana V.
Dan was exceptional in fixing the hot water plumbing in my basement bathroom. He was very professional, punctual and the quality of the work was superb!
Plumb Rite ServicesPlumb Rite Services
Jon J.
Torben did an outstanding job! Would highly recommend him for any plumbing job and will definitely refer friends to use him.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
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