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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 Lakes plumbers
Leona W.
I highly recommend Laz. Rooter Plumbing Service for many reasons. He is professional, arrives on time, explains what the problem is, fixes the problem, charges reasonable amounts, and he's a really nice man. I will use him again if I have a plumbing problem. Thank you, Lazaro.
Lazaro. Rooter Plumbing ServiceLazaro. Rooter Plumbing Service
Amelia L.
Fastest and best plumbing experience I’ve ever had. Up front about cost and quick to respond and execute.
Floyd P.
Brandon and Jose provided a quote scheduled time, and arrived as scheduled. They completed the replacement of two water valves inside my home and the valve to water main outside my home at a reasonable cost. They are professionals and their work is on point and clean. I recommend their plumbing service and look forward to hiring them again to address any future plumbing issues I may have.
Precision plumbingPrecision plumbing
Chris R.
Had a great experience with Dolphinz Plumbing. They came when they said they would, they were knowledgeable and got right down to diagnosing the problem. The tech was able to help right off the bat, and have will most likely have future engagements.
Thumbtack Customer
John Patrick responded to my Thumbtack request within minutes of my submission. His price was the best, he was on time and completed the job quickly. He fixed the part without having to replace it and guarantees his work for 1 year. I highly recommend John Patrick and New England Plumbing!
New England PlumbingNew England Plumbing
Ida R.
Etrog was amazing to work with! Even when nothing seemed to be working and the main would not close, he found a way! My water heater was a mess! But it all turned out amazing. He is incredibly trusting and intuitive. I will make sure to call him if anything else happens with my house plumbing! 😀
5-Star Service5-Star Service
Ramona H.
I hired Jose from Martell Services for plumbing services. I needed the replacement of the water shutoff valve and of a hose bib faucet. Both sit on the outside wall of my condo. Jose, was prompt to give me an accurate and fair job estimate. He got to work right away and executed the job in a timely and professional manner. He was detailed and explained everything clearly. It was not an easy install because he had to remove the existing plumbing pieces. He did a great quality job. I am very pleased with the finished installation and would recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable professional plumber. I will continue to use him as my go-to plumber and handyman for future jobs, small and large. Thanks Jose!
Martell servicesMartell services
Priscilla A.
Guys…if you need a plumber…please look no further! Super friendly service…amazing responsiveness. Carlos and Cesar were extremely professional and accommodated my needs the same day! Fair pricing and quick service. I highly recommend and will be calling them for a couple more plumbing jobs I need done. Thanks so much!
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Danielle C.
THE BEST, Outstanding professional service, the company offered to come out right away for leak detection at a decent price. They were on time and started working right away! It was not an easy task but they managed to find the large leak, a job that would seem to take all day was completed in a couple hours. Other companies were hardly willing to help and Dolphinz Plumbing made the job look easy. We are so thankful for this great experience and will recommend the company to everyone!
Eric B.
The work was done well and after a year later is still everything ok. I think there are some details that can be improved. There were a couple of extra switches installed in the main panel as part of the new tankless water heater but not correctly label as belonging to the 220v. An easy fix, but a small detail that can make the work “perfectly done”. I really hope this note can make the company better. I recommend this team to take care of your plumbing work.
JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)
Lena W.
We had a leak that appeared to be coming from the outside spigot, across the walkway and inside the house. Because we didn't want the house to flood, we had to turn the water main off. We reached out to Jorge on Monday evening at around 4:00pm. He was extremely responsive right away and promised his workers would be at our house the next morning between 8:00am and 9:00am. Well, at 8:00am, on the dot, his workers showed up. And, by 9:30am, they had found the leak (a halfway open water line to the refrigerator in the kitchen!), refilled the hole they had to dig near the walkway to investigate, made sure there were no other leaks and no broken pipes anywhere, closed off the source of the leak and turned the water main to the house back on. Absolute professionals and a GREAT price! All the positive feedback you read about Jorge and his workers is true. If you're wondering who to hire, hire Jehveh Plumbing. While we were waiting for some other plumbers to respond to us, Jorge and his workers had done the work and cleaned up. I would not hesitate to hire them again.
Jehveh PlumbingJehveh Plumbing
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