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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.  

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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?

Reviews for Clearwater plumbers
Melanie L.
Sam was on time, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient - and a great value! Will definitely use EEE Plumbing again!
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Patricia M.
Leon did a great job with my plumbing project. He has excellent customer service and punctual..
Plumbing specialistPlumbing specialist
Karen G.
Was able to save the day after an unexpected plumbing issue. Did a great job quickly for a fair price.
VT Plumbing and DrainVT Plumbing and Drain
Nadine B.
VT plumbing was quick to respond and gave a sane day appointment to remedy the issue. Definitely would recommend them!
VT Plumbing and DrainVT Plumbing and Drain
John W.
Was on time, professional and cleaned up after he was done. Explained the problem and would hire again for other plumbing work.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Dale M.
Great company, great service!! Called and they came same day and on time. Will be using John Smith Plumbing again and again. Thanks so much!!
John Smith PlumbersJohn Smith Plumbers
Joe s.
My Plumber was great . Randy came out and fixed all my plumbing problems. Easy to work with. Will definitely use My Plumber in the future.
My Plumber IncMy Plumber Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Great work. Will use again for any other plumbing projects i have to complete. Kept the area neat and now the kids are able to use their bathroom again. Thanks!
Ld plumbing llc.Ld plumbing llc.
Paul H.
Mike was on time and very professional throughout the install. He determined the situation and what needed to be done to install the water filter properly. I am very pleased with the work and would recommend Reliable Plumbing! Thanks!
Reliable Plumbing & DrainReliable Plumbing & Drain
Debra L.
Louis Rodriguez was my guy and whoa whadda guy!!! He was knowledgeable, professional, and informative. He walked me through everything before, during, and after. I highly recommend Premium Plumbing and especially Louis!
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Carlos O.
I would highly recommend Premium Plumbing. Our service tech Cory was very thorough and provided us an accurate assessment of our issues. He was very professional and even provided helpful insight on how to remedy the situation. The service was prompt, fairly priced and I couldn't be happier with the job they did. Cory went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right. If you want to make sure you get a plumber who will provide exceptional service than look no further than Premium Plumbing. Thank you!!!
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Genius Sports F.
Got a plumbing problem? Call 1-800-Ask-Barry!! Seriously, my guy came through clutch and removed some old cast iron pipes from under my crawlspace. Communication was great. Works with care and cleans up too!
Elite Home Solutions LLCElite Home Solutions LLC
James L.
Brian was very helpful and professional in dealing with our clogged pipe. He responded promptly to our request and gave us tips on how to prevent the issue from happening in the future. Will definitely give him a call if we have any more plumbing issues!
Plumbing, drain clog and renovations.Plumbing, drain clog and renovations.
Dale K.
Brian is an absolutely terrific plumber and person! I'm stunned by his efforts and completely selfless act of kindness and charity. He not only made a super quick fix of a major plumbing issue that had left my daughter and I bathroom-less for seven weeks but did it efficiently, professionally and with such care and compassion for this disabled senior that I am truly humbled and completely SOLD on him and his plumbing services. I have a new, honest and friendly plumber from now on. If you need a professional, punctual, courteous and compassionate plumber who can understand and empathize, Brian is the BEST!! Thank you kind Sir, thank you!!
Plumbing, drain clog and renovations.Plumbing, drain clog and renovations.
Irene P.
SAM from Eee is one of the most professional and courteous plumbing service. We really appreciate the kindness, accuracy, and amazing work! He also charges reasonable for the amount of work and installation he did for our home! Keep up the good work! We need people like you
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Justin S.
These company is amazing! I’ve worked with many plumbing companies and they are not Honest and over charge the customer. This company is very fair and will do the best job possible with out taking advantage of the situation. I highly recommend this company especially if you are own a bunch of real estate and need job to be handled correctly remote.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Klavorent G.
What a great response from the team. Got me on schedule right away and the next day first thing in the morning got the job done, very communicative and friendly, can’t say enough for this guys. I’m very pleased with the service. Would recommend to anyone that has plumbing needs. Looking forward working together in the future.
My Plumber IncMy Plumber Inc
Jennifer J.
EEE Plumbing was hands down the best experience I have had with a plumber in Clearwater. Sam arrived early, quickly assessed the issue to provide an estimate, and got right to work. He was done with an extensive repair in an incredibly timely manner and the cost was more than fair. Not only will I call EEE again, but I will pass on the phone number to friends.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Anthony C.
Wow, this will be the easiest review I've ever posted. Ronnie was on-time, professional and true to his word. His work was thorough and accurate. Our situation involved major clogs to our water plumbing system. Ronnie was able to clear the pipes and replaced several faucets that had been damaged by the sand in our waterlines. His price was more than fair and we appreciate his efforts and workmanship. Thank you Alina Group and Ronnie,
Alina Group LLC/Total Home Care Services AC LLCAlina Group LLC/Total Home Care Services AC LLC
Rosie J.
I can't recommend EEE Plumbing and Drain Cleaning highly enough. I contracted them to repair the innards of my toilet, update the shut-off valves and install new bathroom fittings, including a new washbasin and vanity unit. The quality of their work was great. The attention to the details of what was required, without up-selling was appreciated. Their cost was an honest reflection of the work that was required. Based, on my experience, I will most certainly be recommending them to friends in need of the services they provide.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Jennifer T.
Sam replied right away to my inquiry for services & was able to set an appointment time for the very next morning. He was on time (even a few minutes ahead of schedule! :) ), very polite (even considering covid 19, protocols were followed) & extremely professional. He came for a slow bathroom drain & ended up replacing our old pipes under the sink, all within an efficient amount of time! Would highly recommended & will use for any future plumbing needs!
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Jeff d.
1st they were able to come out immediately and fix my issue. 2nd the tech was super friendly. Now the reason for the 1 star review. I just needed to have an emergency shut off valve replaced.... they charged $350 bucks!! This is like a $10 part at Home Depot!!! Included in that $350 was a 1 year plumbing plan..$100 bucks (that they didn’t disclose until I fell out of my chair at that price!!). So the actual cost was $250. Because I’m in a situation and need to get that fixed right away... I agreed. Two other plumbers reached out to me and their cost was around $100 bucks. Integrity should NOT be part of their business name!! Also... be warned... they try to upsell you on everything!!! I won’t be using them in the future!
Integrity Home SolutionsIntegrity Home Solutions
Jack S.
WOW! This company is on the ball. A great team of plumbing professionals, that actually guarantee their work. They call to confirm the appointment and call when someone is on the way. They are neat, tidy and courteous and have good people skills. I am thrilled by this company's great work ethics. They might be a bit pricey but, they are top notch and worth every penny. This is one company, I will refer often. Thinking we were near finished with our renovations, I was far from pleased when I stopped by there this morning. I turned on the kitchen light to find water seeping between the new laminate floor planks. Being physically disabled, I don't have the ability to crawl around looking for leaks. I called My Plumber and was told, they'd call as soon as a plumber was available. I was thrilled when the phone rang within the half hour but, wasn't nearly as excited as when Carl announced that there would be no charges. It was a leaky water purifier that I had purchased and they had installed. I ran, bought a new one and the replaced it. Their customer service is top notch, I am blown away. Thank you My Plumber, it is most appreciated as I seem to be nickled and dimed to death right now.
Integrity Home SolutionsIntegrity Home Solutions
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