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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.

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 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?

Reviews for Fort Myers plumbers
Marshall H.
Atomic Plumbing was extremely thorough and cleared may drain at a very reasonable price. I will not hesitate to use Atomic Plumbing in the future!
ATOMIC plumbing and drain specialistsATOMIC plumbing and drain specialists
Christy M.
They no call, no showed for a plumbing need of mine
ATOMIC plumbing and drain specialistsATOMIC plumbing and drain specialists
Kent G.
Civil did a great job and took care of my plumbing issues.
Civil Plumbing LLC.Civil Plumbing LLC.
Nicky K.
Very responsive and professional. I will definitely call them again for the future plumbing issues.
A-1 Affordable plumbing incA-1 Affordable plumbing inc
Jenny J.
Ultra Plumbing was responsive to our request. The repair cost was fair and they were able to complete the repairs.
Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.
Tom D.
Tim was very professional and did a great job. Highly recommended him for your plumbing needs.
Bross PlumbingBross Plumbing
John G.
Gary was on time, professional, and competent. We will definitely call him if we have another plumbing issue.
Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.
Sarah P.
Pricey but quality makes up for it. I suppose all professional plumbing is pricey though. They did great
A-1 Affordable plumbing incA-1 Affordable plumbing inc
Jasmyne W.
Tony installed two toilets for me in a timely manner and at a fair price. I would definitely use Plumbing 411 again.
Plumbing411Plumbing411
Susan R.
So happy I called Plumbing Nerds! Both toilets needed repair and the plumber did so quickly and well. Call these guys!
Plumbing NerdsPlumbing Nerds
Karisa B.
Gary was quick to respond with a quote and was able to get someone out same day! Would definitely use again if any plumbing repairs are needed.
Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.Ultra Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc.
Jennifer L.
What an all around positive experience! Was able to quickly figure out my plumbing issues and get them fixed just in time for the holidays. Couldn’t have asked for a better service. Definitely reccomend to everyone!
Bross PlumbingBross Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Nick was very accommodating on my time frame which was late on a friday. He took care of 4 plumbing issues. Did a great job and was reasonably priced. I would use him again without hesitation.
Southwest Hydro-Jetting & Drain CleaningSouthwest Hydro-Jetting & Drain Cleaning
Azil M.
Ariel was awesome. He responded to my request, came out quickly (within an hour, on a Saturday), and had the problem fixed quickly and at a fair price. He's definitely on my go-to call list for future plumbing issues. Thanks for the great work!
All Pro Plumbing Septic &sewerAll Pro Plumbing Septic &sewer
Kersten K.
One of our best experiences with a contractor in Florida! Brought all the needed equipment ( not all do that) , great communication, was perfect on time, and did a great qualitative job. We will definitely hire him again for maybe upcoming plumbing work. Thanks a lot Tim !
Bross PlumbingBross Plumbing
Sylvia L.
Being self employed I appreciate a smart business man that knows his business. Helpful, knowledgable and efficient! Also very fair fees. I highly recommend Tim Bross Plumbing! You will be pleased and glad you call Tim. Sylvia Lundin Interiors Ft Myers Fl 239-440-3993
Bross PlumbingBross Plumbing
Lauren V.
Tony is an excellent serviceman! He is knowledgeable about plumbing as well as several other aspects of home repair. He was able to fit me into his schedule same week. He was upfront about all issues and what the cost was which was so helpful! He provided his best advice but did not pressure me into any decisions. Definitely choose Tony!
Plumbing411Plumbing411
Susan B.
Nick came to my home to give me an estimate for replacing my kitchen sink. He was on time and very professional. I like his personality write away. He is friendly and engaging. He also is an animal lover like myself. When looking at and under my sink, he, was able to access what I needed quickly. He found that my garbage disposal was leaking and eroding and shared with me the best brand and model to get. I did not even know I had a problem. My overall experience was a great one. I would highly recommend Plumbing Nerds.
Plumbing NerdsPlumbing Nerds
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