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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.

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?

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 Stamford plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with EM plumbing and heating today. I had a tough project that Edgar handled with ease. He was very professional, courteous, and has great communication. I plan to give him a call first next time I have plumbing work to do.
EM Plumbing & HeatingEM Plumbing & Heating
Wade R.
Provided emergency plumbing help and did great work. Will hire again for all handyman needs.
Old World Home ImprovementsOld World Home Improvements
Michael R.
Carlos was great. In the end, the leak I had was not plumbing related, but he helped me trace it to the source - a gap in the window frame of the shower. He did not charge me to diagnose the issue. I'm lucky I didn't plumbing work this time, but when I do, Carlos will be my first call.
Cross Joint Plumbing and HeatingCross Joint Plumbing and Heating
Sebastiano C.
Exactly what I was looking for. A plumbing professional who new what he was doing at an affordable price. Couldn’t be happier.
Mandy C.
Marty did a great job and the price was really reasonable! We'll definitely be calling Marty next time we need plumbing or any handyman services in the future!
Old World Home ImprovementsOld World Home Improvements
Shuo L.
Gio was responsive and provided professional service. I appreciate him coming out in weekend and being considerate to customer's needs. I'd highly recommend him for plumbing jobs.
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Omar H.
Walter did a good job with my plumbing problem. Was available to come on the day of the issue. Price was reasonable. I would recommend Walter be a bit more punctual! Otherwise excellent service
Lopez Home Improvement LLCLopez Home Improvement LLC
Shuo L.
Alexander was very responsive and willing to work around our schedule. He arrived on time and drained the kitchen sink. We're pleased with the work he did and would certainly recommend him for plumbing jobs.
Alexander’s PlumbingAlexander’s Plumbing
He Was on time ! Work done in time maner & was unbelievable job well done ! I will recommend to anyone ! If I need plumbing work !? He is a 1st one to call ! Thnx for wonderful work u did 🤙👏👏👏
Linton Heating & Plumbing LLCLinton Heating & Plumbing LLC
Rosa C.
Stanley did an amazing job replacing the pipes in our basement. He reworked outdated plumbing for our washer, which now works properly. Very neat and clean. Would definitely be in contact as our house still needs a lot of work.
Stanley plumbingStanley plumbing
Bryan T.
Worked with Jeremy from Reed Cons. LLC, did an excellent job replacing my broken waterheater. I would go back to him for all my hot water and plumbing needs. Quick, resposive, reasonable, and very honest. Thank you again!
Reed Construction LLCReed Construction LLC
Gayle s.
Darren was great he responded quickly and we made an appointment the next day. He needed to run to the plumbing store 2 times but wasn't upset just took the time to secure the necessary parts. He fixed everything we discussed perfectly. Would use him again! Thanks Darren
D&A Drainage and Piping.D&A Drainage and Piping.
Bill V.
I was very fortunate to come across the guys at Linton Heating & Plumbing LLC. I had an older water heater that started to leak from the bottom - and working with Kelly I was able to get a quick estimate and within a few days Kelroy and his tech arrived at my home for the hot water heater removal and installation. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. The quality of work was very high. They had also addressed some additional problems with the pipes and the overall setup that existed for many years. I would certainly recommend Kelroy and the team for any of your heating and cooling needs. 10/10 !
Linton Heating & Plumbing LLCLinton Heating & Plumbing LLC
Craig A.
Walter is the real deal! My regular plumber was out of town and I had a Sunday emergency plumbing job!! I posted my project on Thumbtack and received a response within 5 minutes from Walter at Lopez Home Improvement. He came over within a few hours and went to work. Walter went above and beyond for the original quote. But my situation required more work than either of us suspected in the beginning. Walter gave me some advice and a fair price to complete what was necessary. And he got me back on track for Monday morning. I would without hesitation recommend Walter for his integrity and professionalism.
Lopez Home Improvement LLCLopez Home Improvement LLC
Bill V.
From my initial communication before the job to after the job was completed - my experience working with Kevin was fantastic. Kevin provided a very detailed and thoughtful breakdown of exactly what needed to be done for the repair. The initial job required opening up the wall and reattaching my bathroom sink waste pipe connection to the waste pipe in the wall. As we dug into things deeper, we realized that the drain needed to be replaced, and both valves also needed replacement. Kevin had no problem taking the extra work on - and even called up and visited the local plumbing store to find the replacement drain needed to finish the job. Finally, before finishing the project Kevin realized there was still the smallest possible leak from one of the connections. Rather than ignore it, take the payment, and go on about his day....he disconnected everything again and identified the issue, addressed it, tested it, and then confirmed everything was perfect with no leaks. True testament to his work ethic and character. If you are looking for a plumber who is honest, responsive, fair, and extremely personable - 100% without question, Kevin is your guy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
KC's Kitchen, Bath, Basement RenovationsKC's Kitchen, Bath, Basement Renovations
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