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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 Boulder plumbers
Jeremy S.
Had a great experience with Mighty Plumbing. They were very responsible and knowledgeable. Will definitely be my first call next time i have a plumbing issue.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Chloe b.
I will be using them for all of my plumbing needs!
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Meghan I.
Justin was great- would recommend him to anyone for their plumbing needs! Quick work at a fair rate.
GreenTap Plumbing ServicesGreenTap Plumbing Services
John M.
I highly recommend Friendly Plumbing for you plumbing needs. They set us up with a tankless water heater that is working perfectly. They also hooked up a new gas cooktop. They were super responsive with all communication. They did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it.
Friendly PlumbingFriendly Plumbing
Mark H.
Friendly plumbing came out the same day I requested a bid. They did the job well and finished it quickly. I would definitely use them again.
Friendly PlumbingFriendly Plumbing
Kim S.
James Was great! Can you look through all the possibilities for the leak I had in my crawl space. He was thorough and professional. I’m going to call him next time I need plumbing work done.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Thumbtack Customer
Flatirons Plumbing came to my rescue right away and got the job done. They gave me very reasonable prices, described what was happening, and even put in more time to prevent my toilet from leaking again! I highly recommend them and will use them again!(:
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Jorge B.
I was fully satisfied with Drip, Drip, Drain's work. Zach, the owner, was easy to communicate with, he was able to explain in detail what was going on with my drain issue in my house, and he ran into some unexpected problems that he was able to fix with ease. I will definitely use Drip, Drip, Drain for all my plumbing issues from here on out.
Drip Drip DrainDrip Drip Drain
Ankit P.
He communicated well before arrival and gave as accurate of a time as he could (given the heavy traffic day that I experienced for myself). Work was done quickly and thoroughly. He also was able to secure a 9 year mfr. warranty instead of the standard 6 year due to the 6 year not being available at the shop, at no extra cost to me. Trustworthy, will definitely come back for further plumbing needs.
Simpson Home ServiceSimpson Home Service
Jenny W.
Zach was super responsive right from the start and provided a free estimate to fix our leaky sink. He was on time for our appointment, courteous and professional, and his estimate for the work was reasonable/in line with other estimates we received. He fixed the sink problem and took his time to go over other plumbing problems we were having. Based on our experience with Zach, we'd recommend his service.
Drip Drip DrainDrip Drip Drain
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