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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 Bridgeport plumbers
Alisha J.
I want to thank Anthony for the plumbing work he did. He responded quickly and arrived on time. He was very knowledgeable. He did very good work. I will definitely use him again for any plumbing issues.
Anthony Plumbing & heatingAnthony Plumbing & heating
Clarence S.
Joshua’s plumbing did a great job! Very punctual and precise and straightforward of the scope of work and I really appreciate the great job!
Joshua's PlumbingJoshua's Plumbing
Nicholas R.
Josh came out to take care of plumbing issue right away and was able to resolve the issue with in a few hours of me reaching out.
Joshua's PlumbingJoshua's Plumbing
Noel S.
Joshua was very knowledgeable of the plumbing problems that I had and quickly came up with a solution within a few minutes. He didn't waste anytime.
Joshua's PlumbingJoshua's Plumbing
Matt T.
Alexander responded right away to my request and came to fix our toilet the same day. He is professional, knowledgeable, and polite and I will be calling Alexander for future plumbing needs. I highly recommend Alexander to anyone else!
Alexander’s Plumbing & Drain ServicesAlexander’s Plumbing & Drain Services
Robert G.
Ed did a fantasied job at out home. Not was only he very honest and professional, but he went above and beyond to help us pick the right product for our home. The work was completed quickly and with great outcome. Thank you Ed, we appreciate it. Don’t hesitate to hire him for your plumbing project.
Shadajah C.
I had what I thought was just a leaky pipe in my basement, but turns out it needed to be replaced (botched job from last plumber). I reached out to Alexander last night and he was able to come today. He came on time, found the problem, explained to me what happened and fixed the pipe in no time! (Picture attached) Will definitely be using him for all of my future plumbing issues. He was so professional!
Alexander’s Plumbing & Drain ServicesAlexander’s Plumbing & Drain Services
Margarita C.
Alexander did a phenomenal job. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and perhaps one of the most can-do collaborative tradesmen we've met. Breadth of experience and knowledge quite unusual in someone his age. If we need plumbing work in the future, why would we call anyone else. Neat, clean, unfailingly polite, he went way beyond our expectation, racing to Home Depot before it closed, to get a brand new toilet, followed by quick installation, and perfect clean-up. Well done. And thank you to Thumbtack.
Alexander’s Plumbing & Drain ServicesAlexander’s Plumbing & Drain Services
Jill M.
Josh came earlier than expected to help me out. He took care of my immediate plumbing issues and then helped me make a plan for everything else I need done. He explained everything to me and offered suggestions that could help me save money or help with any of my possible budget issues. I found him to be a genuinely nice person and really easy to work with. I'm so glad I found Josh and he's just become my "official plumber" for anything I need in the future.
Joshua's PlumbingJoshua's Plumbing
Rob M.
I contacted Luis and he called right away and I explained that I needed a kitchen sink removed and a new one installed with a new faucet. He said no problem and was here in two days on time. He ended up having to trim the counter top to fit the sink in and he was ready to install faucet. No issues . While he was here I asked if he could change out the sliders on a kitchen cabinet drawer that was broke. He said no problem and he was able to fix for me. He double and tripled check to make sure everything was done right with no issues and that I was completely satisfied. Luis went above and beyond to help me out. Such a great guy and I will definitely be calling him again for my plumbing issues. Thank you so much it was a pleasure.
Luis RosarioLuis Rosario
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