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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 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.

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?

Reviews for Westminster plumbers
Kelly T.
Very Happy we hired Euro plumbing! We were selling our home and needed to install a need water heater Asap. He came out the next day and was very reasonable in price and included a few extras at no extra charge!! Thank you Euro plumbing. We will be using you in the future for all our plumbing and water heater needs!!
EURO PLUMBING LLC(Licensed&Insured)
Robert B.
Wow, I am very impressed with GK Plumbing. While their are too many "rip-off" plumbers in this metro area, GK Plumbing is a remarkable change of status quo. Truly customer focused, extraordinarily responsive, wonderful value for work performed. I intend to you this discovered resource for my other plumbing needs in both my main home as well as a rental home. When I find a winner professional, like GK, I utilize to the max and share the good news. You will not find a more committed professional to customer satisfaction.
GK PlumbingGK Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I had an excellent experience with Flatirons Plumbing. They replaced my hot water tank and brought everything up to code. They cleaned up and met their estimate.
Flatirons PlumbingFlatirons Plumbing
Alice V.
Josh quickly responded to my initial inquiry and provided a job quote for replacement of our sump pump and expansion tank. We scheduled the service call and he arrived early (he called to check if that was okay). The work was completed quickly and properly with no mess. The cost of his work was reasonable in comparison to the quote we received from a plumbing company. I’d recommend and use Bradley Plumbing again without hesitation.
Bradley Plumbing Systems IncBradley Plumbing Systems Inc
Torri R.
We were very happy with Jacob's work and would recommend Pipecraft Plumbing for anyone needing their water heater replaced. He was professional, articulate, and respectful of our time, as well as doing quality work.
Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.Pipecraft Plumbing, Inc.
Sunny R.
Our water heater went out and we needed it replaced ASAP. We thought it would be really hard to find the right person for the job but as it turns out it was pretty easy. GK plumbing was one of 6 plumbing companies we reached out to. George was responsive and professional and stood out right away. His price was very reasonable. We actually were wondering if we understood how the pricing worked because it was such a great price. Sometimes when you hire someone you get hit with additional costs later that you didn’t expect. That is NOT what happened here. He was honest and upfront about all costs. We were lucky that he was able to do install the heater the same day we contacted him. My husband and I were so impressed by his work. Without a doubt this is the plumber we will be using from here forward and we we will recommend him to our friends and neighbors. I’m glad I read and listened to other people’s reviews of GK Plumbing. They were right. Highly recommended!!
GK PlumbingGK Plumbing
Sherri O.
Thorben was great! He did a fantastic job installing our new 50 gallon water heater! His pricing was amazing for coming out on short notice and on a Sunday not to mention it was snowing! Thank you so much! I definitely recommend him and his company Pro Pipe Plumbing.
Pro Pipe PlumbingPro Pipe Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Wow I am so happy, Waterworx was here in less than an hour after I contacted them, and the job was done perfectly and quickly for a great price and a super friendly attitude! We will be using Waterworx for all of our future plumbing needs, this level of customer service and integrity is rare and wonderful to find.
Waterworx Plumbing IncWaterworx Plumbing Inc
Alex S.
Tracy and his partner showed up to our appointment 15 minutes early and went straight to work. They were extremely friendly, courteous and left the house cleaner than they found it. They even managed to come in under our estimate AND gave me tips to help with my plumbing maintenance. A fantastic experience all around, will definitely be a return customer.
Drain TerrierDrain Terrier
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