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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 Apopka plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Peter Biasi of Biasi Plumbing was awesome! I bought the sink and the faucet and Biasi Plumbing handled the labor. Had to add/ replace additional piping and was not charged for this additional piping. Also had Biasi Plumbing look over all other plumbing and he gave recommendations for "preventative maintenance" moving forward. I highly recommend Biasi Plumbing and will be calling again to handle that preventative maintenance. Thank you Peter Biasi and most importantly thank you for you flexibility... you were on the job and completed the job within 24 hours of my request through thumbtack!
Biasi PlumbingBiasi Plumbing
JJ C.
Raul did excellent jobs for repairing several plumbing issues in my house. He is professional and responsible. I will call him back if my home has any other plumbing problems.
Y&R PLUMBING SOLUTIONY&R PLUMBING SOLUTION
Jeff G.
In 23 years, this is the best Plumber I found. I will use him whenever I have a plumbing problem. Not only is he a professional, but he’s been in the business for 30 years and knows everything about Plumbing so he is efficient.
DrainHammerDrainHammer
Laurie c.
I wish I could have chosen all the options for a review for this company. They are amazing! I had a plumbing emergency. They came they saw they conquered. Amazing company, will use again for any plumbing issues. Professional, affordable, courteous, reliable..I can go on and on.
FL Speedy Drain ServicesFL Speedy Drain Services
Angela L.
Kameron did an excellent job installing two toilets. I highly recommend him for plumbing jobs.
Integral Water Solutions 💧Integral Water Solutions 💧
Martin S.
Raul was responsive and timely. He identified the source of the leak and fixed it quickly but with precision. I certainly recommend Y&R Plumbing based on this experience.
Y&R PLUMBING SOLUTIONY&R PLUMBING SOLUTION
Thumbtack Customer
Frankie did an awesome job and is just a great guy overall! It was a pleasure to work with him and I plan on using him again for any other future plumbing projects!
New Era Mechanical ServicesNew Era Mechanical Services
Laura M.
Great service, quick to respond and provide service, friendly, and honest. Highly recommend. Best plumbing experience. Everything was explained to my husband and I, and future recommendations were made.
DrainHammerDrainHammer
Don S.
I had a plumbing leak in a wall behind the Toilet. I told Thumbtack, New Era responded immediately. They advised they could be here in a few hours and fixed this emergency! Very Professional! I'll be calling them from now on!
New Era Mechanical ServicesNew Era Mechanical Services
Oleg B.
We contacted 5 different companies and Raul gave us the best estimate by far as well as guided us through the process how to stop the leak. I highly recommend his company and will not hesitate to call them if we have plumbing problems!
Y&R PLUMBING SOLUTIONY&R PLUMBING SOLUTION
Teri M.
Chris came out and met us the same day. He then did all of the repairs we needed the next day! He was Awesome to work with! Professional, great workmanship and the most affordable that we found! I would recommend Chris for any plumbing needed!!
Adept Pro ServicesAdept Pro Services
Shermaine n.
My husband appreciates Moe a lot. He is very professional and is very responsive despite me canceling previous appointments with him. He went out of his way to help us with our plumbing emergency. Thanks! We will surely be refering him to friends and family. Thanks
DrainHammerDrainHammer
Jose B.
Mr. Raul Sosa is punctual, professional and an outstanding plummer. He responded to my request in less than 5 minutes and corrected my shower problem the following day. I recommend Mr. Sosa for any plumbing problem to anyone and I will call on him again in the future. Thank you.
Y&R PLUMBING SOLUTIONY&R PLUMBING SOLUTION
Angela W.
Moe was excellent! He responded immediately and called to find out what my issue was. He was very thorough in explaining what the issue could be and what to expect as a range for the expense. He gave me a one hour window for arrival and arrived promptly! Moe found the issue and resolved within 30 minutes. He took the time to explain every step, advice for the future, and even caulked around the toilet. I will be using Moe for any plumbing need in the future!
DrainHammerDrainHammer
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