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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 Fort Lauderdale plumbers
Sonya F.
Dmitry did an excellent job with our plumbing. And the quick response to our request for plumbing was impressive. We highly recommend this company.
First Response Plumbing Inc.First Response Plumbing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Priced fairly, punctual and professional plumbing. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Unique Improvement Inc.Unique Improvement Inc.
Shelley S.
Blake’s Plumbing was responsive, friendly and got the job done quickly and professionally. Problem solved. They even fixed bad work that another contractor did while here. Very honest and respectful as well. The price was fair and reasonable and I would definitely send all my future plumbing needs with Blake’s Plumbing.
Blake’s service plumbing solutionsBlake’s service plumbing solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I had a plumbing emergency and he was fast , knowledgeable and at a reasonable price .
Reyes FC ServicesReyes FC Services
Jeff G.
I would highly recommend Reynolds Plumbing. He arrived and repaired the issue within an hour. Great work, will use again for all my plumbing needs. Excellent service, very professional and affordable prices. Thank You!
Reynolds Plumbing CO.Reynolds Plumbing CO.
Johanna G.
Although my plumbing issue was a little tricky, Ven made sure that everything was taken care of! Extremely knowledgeable and he provided me with options, which I appreciated. Would definitely call Ven again for future plumbing needs!
Villa's PlumbingVilla's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
John repaired a Kitchen Plumbing issue for a fair price, was flexible with time and professional.
Lange's ContractingLange's Contracting
Adam A.
Jason installed a new tub and updated plumbing in my bathroom. He came on time and was very professional. He went straight to work and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. I highly recommend Jason for your plumbing needs.
TIP-TOP  SERVICES / JasonTIP-TOP SERVICES / Jason
Rasmi R.
Great experience! Quick response with next day service with my plumbing issue. Recommended!
Oscar plumbing &sewer drain clog.Oscar plumbing &sewer drain clog.
Savanna W.
Very courteous and efficient. Highly recommend Reynolds Plumbing if you're looking for a dependable plumber.
Reynolds Plumbing CO.Reynolds Plumbing CO.
Thumbtack Customer
I have never been so impressed with a plumbing company. You won't be sorry that you called. The service we received was very detailed and the best part was the price was A LOT less than we expected. I highly recommend them for all your plumbing needs.
Dave 21 PlumbingDave 21 Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Charlee was able to repair several minor plumbing issues in a rental property, within a short period of time.
Charlee Dupuy Plumbing ServicesCharlee Dupuy Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job really quick. I highly recommend the company to solve any plumbing issues.
GoPro Builders & Mechanical Services LLC,GoPro Builders & Mechanical Services LLC,
Myia W.
He was very polite on time and professional. Work looks great. Will definitely call in the future for plumbing needs.
Lange's ContractingLange's Contracting
Eurica S.
Great communication, quick response. Came up with a great short and long term plan for my plumbing system!!
Payless PlumbingPayless Plumbing
Eddie P.
I am more than pleased with the work that was done at my house. The owner is very knowledgeable and gives great advise which benefits the project. A man of his word. Always accessible. Great experience and not only would I hire Payless Plumbing again, but they are my first call for all my plumbing needs.
Payless PlumbingPayless Plumbing
Edgar m.
This was no easy task but Mr.Jean from Acer plumbing did a great job.I highly recommend this company and I'm thankful for their service.
Acer Plumbing SFAcer Plumbing SF
Jodi S.
They did a great job fixing my shower. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing plumbing work.
Dave 21 PlumbingDave 21 Plumbing
Priya N.
Great service! Punctual and efficient. We are definitely going to him for any issues we have with leaks and repairs and plumbing in the future!
Eves Home Services Inc.Eves Home Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Leroy came over as quick as he could and addressed my plumbing issue immediately. Absolutely would use again and recommend.
midnight servicesmidnight services
Talia A.
We had a great experience with Villa’s Plumbing. He came out in less than 24 hours after contacting him and did an excellent job fixing our main water shut off valve that was not working properly. He also capped off the pipes in our kitchen that had old valves. Would definitely recommend Villa’s Plumbing!
Villa's PlumbingVilla's Plumbing
Nadia P.
Working with Joe was a very pleasant and professional experience. He responded right away to help fix a broken drain and ended up helping with a couple other plumbing issues. He even had the spare parts we needed in his car. I’m happy that I’ve found someone that we can rely on for our plumbing needs. Thanks Joe!
J.H. Drain Cleaning Services LLCJ.H. Drain Cleaning Services LLC
Jheanell R.
Very good quality work. Knowledgeable about plumbing. Came in, got the job done in a timely and prompt manner. Great price as well.
REBREB
Trey H.
I hired them to relocate my kitchen plumbings. They understood the problem and know what needs to be done to get the result I wanted.
Lange's ContractingLange's Contracting
Joseph M.
Great guy, Job was done fast considering it was a very difficult install because of space. Reasonably priced. Will use him for other plumbing jobs
Ace Quality Plumbing L.L.C.Ace Quality Plumbing L.L.C.
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