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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 Castle Rock plumbers
Saksham G.
best plumbing tech I have ever met
Chelsey D.
Mighty plumbing did a good job with the estimate and we're very professional.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Melissa Z.
Torben has done work for us twice now. He was punctual, professional, & gets the job done. He is definitely our go to pick for plumbing needs.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Andy M.
He was professional and responsive. Came out next business day to quote some plumbing needs and was able to replace the water heater day of and worked around my schedule.
Mountain View drain and sewerMountain View drain and sewer
Bunnie M.
John took care of my plumbing needs and was professional, thorough and extremely fair in the cost of the project. I will definettly use him again and would highly recommend him.
TechWPS RemodelingTechWPS Remodeling
Kelly P.
James was timely and knowledgeable. He not only fixed our drain but provided expertise on several other issues in our home. We highly recommend calling mighty plumbing first. He is great!
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Omar W.
Torben knows his stuff. I felt very comfortable with ever information he gave me. He is a very experience plumber and I would highly recommend him for any plumbing work
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Merilyn R.
Michael with Infinity Plumbing was absolutely great and extremely knowledgeable. He purchased the products necessary to complete the job & installed like the professional he is. Thank you so much! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
David S.
Hot water heater replacement. Euro Plumbing scores 5 stars on everything. Right on time, no "surprises" on the price quote, work & clean-up completed in a timely manner. Everything as per their original quote. Same day service! They have my 100% recommendation.
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
Thumbtack Customer
Had them install a gas line for our dryer. Called when they were on the way. Showed up on time. Was courteous, professional and cleaned up after the work was complete. Price was exactly as quoted and emailed us the invoice. Will absolutely use for any future plumbing needs.
Waterworx Plumbing IncWaterworx Plumbing Inc
Dave M.
Had an issue installing a new shower extension arm. Reached out via thumbtack and Mighty Plumbing was the first to respond and they were able to get someone out to the house on a Saturday. Alfonzo was super helpful in resolving the issue and followed up the next day to make sure the shower was working properly.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Brooke G.
Torben did an excellent job installing our bath and bar faucets, shower trim kit, and our toilet for our basement project. He is very personable, arrived as scheduled, and did a great job with the install. His pricing is also very fair. I highly recommend him for any plumbing project.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Ryan H.
I could not be more pleased with my overall experience with Torben. From my first interaction while receiving a quote, to coordinating an appointment, and then the visit itself, Torben was honest, extremely patient, and took the time to teach me what he was doing in addition to the job itself. I wholeheartedly recommend Torben for any plumbing need you may have.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Michael H.
Tyler was awesome. He responded to me within minutes of creating my project and was also able to come out to my home the same day. Was very knowledgable and was great at always providing me information on what he was doing and what was going on. Was up front about the price and was up front about what needed to be done. Highly recommend for plumbing needs.
All American Drain Cleaning LLCAll American Drain Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Euro Plumbing was great, they responded to me on Sunday afternoon and we scheduled the installation of two 50 gallon hot water heaters on Monday afternoon. They arrived on-time and installed the water heaters very quickly. They gave me set price for the install and picked up the water heaters for me and hauled away the old hot water heaters. I would recommend them to all of my friends.
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
Thumbtack Customer
First off Dimitar, texted me back the night before telling me he could do the job. He was on time and was excited about the job, the next morning. He explained to me what they were going to do and asked if I had any questions. They put down protection for the floors to bring in the equipment. They worked hard and the water heater is working great. I would highly recommend using Euro Plumbing. They were very professional and there work was awesome.
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
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