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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 Lakeland plumbers
Martial K.
Jason was quick, professional and very efficient ! Would recommend for any plumbing job to family and friends.
Express lane plumbingExpress lane plumbing
Katherine S.
Excellent guys to work with, they did everything they said they would, explained issues that they found that wasn't plumbing so that I can get those repaired in the future. Extremely polite and respectful and would recommend them to everyone who would need plumbing service. Thank you both for a job well done.
john rudy handyman services llcjohn rudy handyman services llc
Jorge R.
This guys are the best. I told them that I needed a permanent fix and they worked until they found and fixed the problem. Definitely recommend CDS for any plumbing service.
CDS Plumbing ServicesCDS Plumbing Services
Beth N.
Da Drain Fellas are professional and do an excellent job at a very reasonable price! I hired them to fix a plumbing job on a kitchen sink that another company completely botched! See photos. Da Drain Fellas came out and completely changed out all the plumbing, and I know that it’s done right. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend them. And they are super friendly guys too!! 1st pic of job done right by Da Drain Fellas. Second pic is bad job done by a different company.
Da Drain Fellas LLCDa Drain Fellas LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a stubborn pipe leak. Younglove went above and beyond my expectation and solved the issue. Thank you for your quick response and great work done. I will be using your service for all my plumbing needs in the future.
Younglove's Handyman ServicesYounglove's Handyman Services
Debra J.
I’m very pleased with the service that I received from CDS Plumbing. They arrived when they said they would. They finished the job in one day even though they had to search several places to find the part that was needed. They cleaned up when they were finished.
CDS Plumbing ServicesCDS Plumbing Services
Jackie C.
The Tech came to my home on time as scheduled, was protected with mask and was professional with service, fixed my issue right away, I got the sense he knew plumbing well because he discovered the issue immediately and did not cheat me into redoing work I had done from another como many I highly recommend Reliable, because they are definitely “RELIABLE”
Reliable Plumbing & DrainReliable Plumbing & Drain
Andrew G.
As a retired plumbing inspector Mr. Pete was one of the best plumber I have come across in 26 years. I feel blessed to have hired him. He completed repiped my house and installed a stepin tub. Without knowing I was a former inspector and knew EVERYTHING he was doing he did an EXCELLENT job at a price that made me smile after getting 4 other est. I ever give him a tip and paid him before the city inspected that's how good he was. My wife was so happy. THANKS 😊 MR. PETE. A. Gaskins
White Glove Piping & Drain Service LLC.White Glove Piping & Drain Service LLC.
Bobbie F.
While the office staff were very helpful, the plumber was not competent. I was quoted $127 for 1 and 1/2 hours of work, for the requested faucet installation. I sent pictures of the old and new faucet and noted that we would need an additional counter top hole cover, for the granite counter top. Tom arrived (2 and 1/2 hours after the scheduled appointment time) and told me a faucet installation was $200. And additional time over an hour would be extra. He did not have the counter top hole cover, and would have to go to the store to purchase that. He set to work and spent an hour installing the faucet. Then told me the shut off valves for the hot and cold water were now leaking. They were not leaking before he arrived. Tom left for the store, and was gone 50 minutes, even though Home Depot is a 10 minute drive from our house. He returned and said he installed the new shut off valves. My bill was $250. Shortly after he left, the hot water valve was leaking. I called, he returned the next day to fix it. (1 hour after the scheduled appointment time.) However, after his visit it was still leaking. He could not return that day because he had to get a "purchase order" to obtain a new valve, according to the office staff. However, the staff said they would send a different plumber the next day. Mike came on Thursday, and looked at the valve. He had a new one in his vehicle - a plumber with supplies! What an idea. He clarified what I expected, the valves had NOT been replaced, just "rebuilt". Mike replaced the old valve with a new one. So far it seems to not be leaking. What an ordeal, just for a simple faucet installation. I would NOT recommend Reliable Plumbing and Drain. They were consistently late, communicated a lot of false information, and it took three visits to replace a faucet.
Reliable Plumbing & DrainReliable Plumbing & Drain
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