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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 Northglenn plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
simple plumbing job
Denver Electrician LLC.Denver Electrician LLC.
John J.
Frank at A-Team plumbing
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Jack L.
Dan and team did a great job with our multiple plumbing needs! Will have them back for any plumbing that will require new or repair!
Plumb Rite ServicesPlumb Rite Services
Ian M.
The pro from Bradley Plumbing did a great install on two items we’ve needed help with for quite a while, upgrading the quality of our plumbing.
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Jason is punctual, polite and clearly a pro. Solved my plumbing problems. I'll definitely contact him in the future for all my plumbing needs.
Millennial Plumbing ServicesMillennial Plumbing Services
Jim b.
Everything went well with Mighty plumbing.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Meagan D.
Fantastic plumbing advice! Would highly recommend!
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Kelli L.
Frank was great. He took care of our plumbing issue quickly and was extremely responsive and helpful. I look forward to using him in the future for any plumbing needs.
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Jason H.
I got a bid from another plumbing company. I got quoted $3,900. Balkan plumbing did the same work for $1,920. I highly recommend them
Balkan Plumbing LLCBalkan Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jonathan did a fantastic job on our plumbing problem. Great communication, very friendly and professional. We would use him again and recommend him to other looking for plumbing services.
J&N Plumbing ServicesJ&N Plumbing Services
Doug P.
A-Team Drain and Plumbing was quick to respond and provided excellent service
A-Team Drain & PlumbingA-Team Drain & Plumbing
Seth S.
Friendly Plumbing really lives up to their name. We had a few quotes and had plumbers walking into our home with wet boots and didn’t really say much. Charles, with Friendly Plumbing, introduced himself, had shoe covers available, and really took the time to explain everything. Charles worked efficiently and diligently and did such a great job. While other plumbers arrived late, Charles arrived a little early. We highly recommend Friendly Plumbing for plumbing needs and would definitely work with them in the future.
Friendly PlumbingFriendly Plumbing
John B.
Mighty Plumbing has a team of professionals and several contributed to having a tankless water heater installation go smoothly. The prices were reasonable and the products high quality. Will definitely use them for future plumbing projects.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Kelly G.
Michael came out in a timely manner to check out our plumbing leak and it turned out to be an appliance issue and not an actual plumbing issue but he was very informative , very friendly and very helpful and I will definitely use heart in the future for any plumbing issues! The company had great communication and even a GPS tracker to follow the technician while on route to my house.
Heart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & ElectricHeart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Aerin Y.
Best plumbing experience! We will be using again and have already referred.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
The plumbing work was extensive and Flatiron Plumbing addressed it quickly and in a very professional and communicative manner. They looked at the big picture and assessed problems in regards to future issues that could arise and service was very quality! Highly recommend them!
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Catina B.
Pipe It Up is a excellent plumbing company and I will recommend them to others.
Pipe It UpPipe It Up
Dave P.
Jordan has done a few plumbing jobs for me and he has done an excellent job each time. He is very prompt, does great work, and is reasonably priced. Would highly recommend Defense Plumbing!
Defense PlumbingDefense Plumbing
Cynthia A.
Mighty Plumbing was excellent to work with. They fixed a leak under my kitchen sink at my rental property and jumped on the job quickly and carried it out professionally. I’ll definitely use them again for other plumbing needs.
Mighty Plumbing and HeatingMighty Plumbing and Heating
Kevin F.
I was very impressed with the service I received today. They were on time, professional, and efficient. I will use them for all my plumbing needs. I would strongly recommend this company to anyone needing plumbing services.
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
Eric B.
Torben completed the plumbing with my basement finish to the highest standard. Not only did he work efficiently, he was able to trouble shoot a couple items with ease. Definitely will be calling him back for all my plumbing needs.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Nathan M.
Josh was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job with my kitchen plumbing connections. Everything looks great and he was very professional, courteous, and did a wonderful job! I will definitely be hiring him for more future plumbing projects.
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Leslie F.
Very responsive and provided us with several options to solve our plumbing issue.
Defense PlumbingDefense Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Replaced copper plumbing in basement to hose outlet. No issues . Would use again.
Thumbtack Customer
We are a general contractor and have used several plumbing companies on our projects, American Team Plumbing did an outstanding job for us. they were prompt, courteous and very responsive to all our needs. We will definitely use them again.
American Team Plumbing & Handyman Services LLCAmerican Team Plumbing & Handyman Services LLC
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