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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 Spring Valley plumbers
Oswaldo U.
Jhon provided professional and effective solutions to our plumbing needs. I will certainly call him again for future plumbing issues
Jc cruzJc cruz
Janice O.
Very impressed with the professionalism, promptness, courtesy and job ethics. I plan to make Affordable Plumbing my "go-to" for future plumbing jobs.
Affordable plumbingAffordable plumbing
MaryBeth M.
Our plumbing needs were not urgent but Supreme Plumbing & Heating performed the work quickly to our complete satisfaction. Both our appraiser and technician were excellent at their job and prompt with their service. I would definitely use them for future plumbing work.
Blayther S.
It was a good experience working with JMORRIS PLUMBING
Melissa B.
I highly recommend Quality Plumbing.
Quality PlumbingQuality Plumbing
Molly D.
Julian was amazing- he went above and beyond to fix out plumbing issue (clogged kitchen sink). I highly recommend him for your plumbing needs!
Plumb Agent, LLCPlumb Agent, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Evergreen Plumbing corrected a leaking toilet in my guest bathroom. Javon was on time and professional. I would happily recommend them for any additional plumbing need.
The Evergreen Plumbing Co.The Evergreen Plumbing Co.
Lakeisha D.
Mohammed was extremely professional and courteous. He went above and beyond diagnosing the plumbing issue and also helped the tenants with other plumbing questions that they had on the spot. I would certainly recommend him and the company to others for plumbing items. Pricing was very reasonable and the ease of scheduling was convenient as well.
Exceptional Plumber LLC.Exceptional Plumber LLC.
Arthur B.
Quality Plumbing came through for me today. It was a bit of a emergency plumbing situation at my Airbnb. He communicated great with me and went out of his way to fix the issues.
Quality PlumbingQuality Plumbing
Ellis R.
Duad and his brother were available an hour earlier than our scheduled appointment and after a 5 minute assessment they promptly went to work correcting my plumbing issues. All three of my plumbing issues were corrected in less than 60 minutes. Both gentlemen were very knowledgeable, professional and did excellent work. I highly recommend supreme plumbing and will definitely employee their service for all of my future plumbing needs.
Elgan J.
Did good plumbing work at the house, fixing faucet.
Gil's Reliable Repair Service'sGil's Reliable Repair Service's
David B.
Brian was prompt, communicative and resolved our plumbing issue.
Brian Rogers ServiceBrian Rogers Service
Derek C.
Great job! Look no further for your plumbing needs.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
David B.
Great service for running toilets and other plumbing needs
Quality PlumbingQuality Plumbing
Tiffanye P.
Jc was great! I had a plumbing problem and he came over the next day to fix. He had the supplies I needed with him. I would recommend anyone use him for your plumbing needs.
Jc cruzJc cruz
LaTonya M.
Nick's plumbing was there when I needed them, and did an excellent job!
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job and I will happily call again for plumbing needs!
Jones PlumbingJones Plumbing
Amira B.
Will was a life saver. I hired another plumber with high reviews and I wasn't pleased. Will came on very short notice and did a great job!! He was very professional and let me (first time home owner) pick his brain on plumbing matters. Any plumbing issues in the future will result in contacting him. I highly recommend him for any plumbing issues.
Will J Plumbing ServicesWill J Plumbing Services
Alice B.
Great experience with HisGrace Plumbing! They were on-time, professional, and solved the problem quickly and efficiently. Upon contacting me, he provided a quote for the work, his license number, and times he would be available. I will definitely work with HisGrace Plumbing again.
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
Lisa R.
H2O plumbing replaced my toilet quickly and for a great value. Would highly recommend.
H2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLCH2O Plumbing & Remodeling Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was on time, cost competitive and completed the job as promised. I would recommend Ramos Plumbing.
Ramos PlumbingRamos Plumbing
Nofisat A.
Knowledgeable. Straightforward. Easy to work with. Work was neat and accurate. Will use again for plumbing and bathroom needs.
G&C remodelingG&C remodeling
Sam L.
Juan was prompt, professional, and helpful. I will be adding him to my contacts for future plumbing needs!
Jenese J.
David replied quickly to my request and fixed my plumbing problem the same day. Great service.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Zach R.
Guy arrived promptly and snaked the drain, even replaced a seal. Damn expensive, but I guess that's plumbing
24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland
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