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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 Lakewood plumbers
Amy G.
The Plumbing Detective diagnosed and repaired my problem in a timely and cost effective way. Will definitely use his again for any plumbing needs.
The Plumbing Detective LLCThe Plumbing Detective LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great service from Euro Plumbing! Dimitar was on time and very professional. He replaced a failed water heater the same day we called, protected the floors with tarps and did a great plumbing job. I would highly him for any plumbing needs.
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
Thumbtack Customer
Paul from Flatirons plumbing is great! He did a great job and very thorough with explaining what he was doing! I recommend them for any plumbing project.
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Marla D.
John did an excellent job installing the new plumbing for our freestanding tub and filler in our master bathroom. He was friendly, on time, and responsive. I will use him again for future plumbing repairs.
Crystal Clear Drains, Fl.Crystal Clear Drains, Fl.
Megan D.
We would highly recommend Friendly Plumbing! As most people do, we got multiple quotes for a damaged drain pipe in our basement. Our gut told us Friendly Plumbing was the right fit. They were very educational, on time, clean, did great work, and just like their company name friendly. Will hire for all future plumbing needs.
Friendly PlumbingFriendly Plumbing
Peter M.
An up and coming small company that is built to succeed. They are competively priced , prompt, and do very high quality work. They are master plumbers that know all the ins and out of plumbing. I will always call Balkan plumbing first.
Balkan Plumbing LLCBalkan Plumbing LLC
Kevin V.
Scheduled quickly and fixed our leaking drain! Would recommend for future plumbing work…
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Jason S.
Work was done well and on time. Plumbing repairs are always more expensive than anticipated.
Bullseye Plumbing Heating and Air DenverBullseye Plumbing Heating and Air Denver
Michelle C.
Would recommend 100% and would definitely use them for my next plumbing need!
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Thumbtack Customer
Dimitar was professional, competent, hard-working and friendly. He replaced our water heater and a our kitchen sink plumbing in a timely and excellent manner and all was clean, neat and 100% functioning when he finished. I highly recommend him for your plumbing needs.
EURO PLUMBING LLC ( Licensed&Insured )
Chris T.
Awesome .... I will defines hire Frankie again for future plumbing related matters. Highly recommended!
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Eric L.
Matt was great to work with and really helped solve my plumbing problems. Highly recommended. Thanks again!
Matt VanceMatt Vance
Yulee C.
This was my first experience with Mighty plumbing. Our plumbing issue is fixed. Scheduling was a breeze. From the moment I scheduled to arrival, I was notified by text for confirmation. Communication was excellent along with the work. Thanks so much for the great service I will definitely keep you on my list. Thanks
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Erik V.
Josh was very responsive and did the work at a great rate. I will definitely call him in the future for plumbing projects.
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Nicole M.
Yellow Jacket completed a small plumbing job for me. They were incredibly professional and efficient. I highly recommend
Yellow Jacket Home RepairYellow Jacket Home Repair
Jamie M.
Prime Plumbing and Heating was quick and responsive. The tech showed up on time and fixed our issue. Will def call again.
Prime Plumbing & Heating Inc.Prime Plumbing & Heating Inc.
John E.
They were courteous; clear in their explanations of the work to be done and effective and efficient; very good plumbing value with quotes up front.
GK PlumbingGK Plumbing
Trina B.
Kevin was able to install our new kitchen sink on the weekend. He was very professional and did such a great job. He made sure everything worked properly before he left. My husband and I definitely recommend him for any plumbing job and will use him again on other plumbing projects in the future. Thank you.
“Kevin The Plumber”“Kevin The Plumber”
Chris W.
The repair was quick and fixed the problem. Jason also identified a major error in the original plumbing and fixed it before it became a big mess
Waterworx Plumbing IncWaterworx Plumbing Inc
Jeffrey P.
Torben was responsive, easy to work with, professional, personable, and a terrific value. I’ll go to him for my future plumbing needs, no doubt.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Abby M.
I would hire this company again for any future plumbing needs! They were reasonably priced compared to many other companies that charged an arm and a leg. He was responsive, available, and performed quality work. He offered to help us with other future plumbing issues that he spotted while fixing our current one. Very helpful and kind.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Peter T.
Great to work with, not only did he clear the clog but he also redid my plumbing under the sink to make it more streamlined!
Plumb Rite ServicesPlumb Rite Services
Thumbtack Customer
Krasi did an excellent job and was very helpful. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing job you may have.
On Point PlumbingOn Point Plumbing
Amy B.
Highly recommend this plumbing service. We had an easy job that turned complicated and they were the best problem solvers to have for this situation. Thank you!!
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Jacob was prompt and did a thorough job. Jacob is now on my go to list for plumbing needs in my home. Job very well done.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
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