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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 Miami Beach plumbers
Adrian H.
It was great working with Villa’s Plumbing. They did a great job in fixing leak issues at a house and identifying other leak plumbing issues. Very responsive and professional. Highly recommend them.
Villa's PlumbingVilla's Plumbing
Angela P.
Garcet Plumbing was on-time, quick, and thorough - highly recommended!
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
Matt R.
Great experience. Plumbing issue resolved quickly and professionally. Great help!
Marcel BerliozMarcel Berlioz
Talia Z.
JCN was great. Prompt, communicative, and professional. Would definitely call again for any plumbing needs.
JCN PlumbingJCN Plumbing
Luca V.
Bery happy of the service provided by Brian and i will keep him on the list for best contact in plumbing works
Dade-County PlumbingDade-County Plumbing
Candace b.
Great service replacing my water heater same day!! Love Mendoza plumbing highly recommend them !!
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Jay C.
Great guy, very transparent, went above and beyond to help me with my plumbing issue. Will hire Karel again in the future.
F.L plumbingF.L plumbing
Julia A.
Very responsive and able to come when I needed them. The work is 5 stars- will call them again for other plumbing needs!!
Martell servicesMartell services
Deborah W.
This is the best experience I have had with a plumbing company! He is honest, expert, prompt and follows up. He even answers his messages!!!
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
Kelly K.
Martell was great! He came and assessed my plumbing issue and fixed it the next day within 30 minutes! I would highly recommend his services.
Martell servicesMartell services
Michelle r.
The team was great! Very quick to reply and responsive. They were patient with the apartment setting and explained what they needed to do. The work was done quick and efficient for a good value. Would definitely call again for any plumbing needs
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Amar S.
Sebastian did a fantastic job installing our faucet and drain. He showed up on time and was incredibly knowledgeable. I would trust him to do any plumbing work and will definitely use his services again. I highly recommend him!
Perronis ServicesPerronis Services
Linn A.
Yuri is a great guy who shows up on time, he solved the issue for a very good price. I highly recommend him if you have any plumbing needs. He can also help with minor electrical issues. 5 stars!!
Valerie J.
The company quickly responded to my request. When he arrived at my home, he was very knowledgeable in how to handle my unique problem . He made alternative recommendations and finished the work expertly. I will use Jose for all of my future plumbing needs
Martell servicesMartell services
Dani L.
I hired a guy to fix my plumbing work. And he said he was licensed and we agreed on pricing that he do the work and pass inspection. He did the work and I paid him a deposit. But he failed the inspection, everything he did is not correct. And I am trying to call him to fix it and he never pick up again. Now I have to hire another company to redo everything. Waste of time and money
Dave 21 Plumbing & restorationDave 21 Plumbing & restoration
Lori W.
Jose answered my inquiry immediately and was able to get to my house within 24 hours of communicating. He really educated me on my hot water tank and what was best. He removed my current one, replaced it with a better option, and also answered questions about other plumbing needs I have. He was punctual, personable, and so professional. He rally cares and I will definitely use his services again. So glad I found him!
Martell servicesMartell services
Deborah G.
These guys are the real deal! I called them because i had hired a contractor that just stopped working and left my bathroom plumbing / fixtures and toilet unfinished. Well.. They showed up SAME DAY and got everything solved and fixed within that same week. They also managed to work really well with my condo building (miami beach) which is really strict with contractors. Overall professional, punctual and can’t beat their work quality and prices. Highly recommend and will definitely use them again👍🏼
JCN PlumbingJCN Plumbing
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