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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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 do I find a good plumber in D.C.?

The simplest way to locate a good plumber in Washington, D.C., is by searching for top-rated pros online so you can quickly compare ratings and customer reviews. Photos provided by customers are extra valuable, as they show the quality of the professional’s work.

Make sure the plumbers you’re considering are licensed. You might find information about their license on their profiles or by searching the Board of Industrial Trades. You can also ask the plumbers to send you verification. 

Once you’ve whittled down your options to three or five plumbers, ask each one to send you a free estimate. Choose the best plumber for your needs based on their reputation, credentials, quality of work and pricing.

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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 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.

Reviews for Washington 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.
SUPREME PLUMBING & HEATINGSUPREME PLUMBING & HEATING
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.
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
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.
SUPREME PLUMBING & HEATINGSUPREME PLUMBING & HEATING
Elgan J.
Did good plumbing work at the house, fixing faucet.
Gil's Reliable Repair Service'sGil's Reliable Repair Service's
Derek C.
Great job! Look no further for your plumbing needs.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
David B.
Brian was prompt, communicative and resolved our plumbing issue.
Brian Rogers ServiceBrian Rogers Service
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job and I will happily call again for plumbing needs!
Jones PlumbingJones Plumbing
LaTonya M.
Nick's plumbing was there when I needed them, and did an excellent job!
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Colby K.
DJ really knows his stuff and fixed all of our plumbing issues right away. He even ran to Home Depot for a replacement part we needed to install it. Will definitely use his plumbing services again.
DJ's Plumbing and HeatingDJ's Plumbing and Heating
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
Sam L.
Juan was prompt, professional, and helpful. I will be adding him to my contacts for future plumbing needs!
HVAC PLUS LLCHVAC PLUS LLC
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
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, LLC24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC
Meg Y.
Great experience! So helpful, and professional. If we need plumbing help again, we will definitely call David.
GSC Plumbing, LLCGSC Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived right on time and was very personable. This was not a major plumbing job, and I felt this was a very fair price for the work.
Dee's Home Repair
Jamil H.
Kelvin was professional and punctual when taking care of a plumbing job at my mom's house. Will definitely be using him again
Gifted HandsGifted Hands
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