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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 North Lauderdale plumbers
Mark Y.
Garcet Plumbing was fantastic his follow through his promptness and professionalism was excellent. I have another project to get completed next and Garcet plumbing will be doing that job for me as well. A great choice for any plumbing needs.
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
Mike arrived on time and immediately found the leak that needed repair. He was able to repair on the spot. I will definitely use Plumbing Troopers for any future plumbing needs.
Plumbing Troopers LLCPlumbing Troopers LLC
Maurice D.
Fixed my plumbing issue with creativity and efficiency. Thanks.
R&S Facility Services LLCR&S Facility Services LLC
Tatiana D.
TD plumbing was fast, great estimate and service completion.
TD PlumbingTD Plumbing
Kenneth W.
I reached out Jehveh Plumbing when my shower valve wasn’t shutting off. Jehvah Plumbing was timely and professional and explained everything he was doing. I would highly recommend their services.
Jehveh PlumbingJehveh Plumbing
Rebeca G.
Mendoza plumbing rapace some of the parts from under my sink and did a really good job. I would highly recommend this company for all your plumbing needs. Take a look at the before and after pictures
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Jay m.
Immediately responded which is the most important thing when it comes to plumbing
ONCALL Drain CleaningONCALL Drain Cleaning
Angela L.
We have just recently added Barnett plumbing to our vendor's list for our property management company. The owner is very polite and professional. He responded to our service calls immediately, the tenants were so happy they actually sent an email about how pleased they were with Barnett plumbing. We hope to have a long-standing business relationship with Barnett plumbing.
Barnett plumbingBarnett plumbing
Nancy C.
Jalu was excellent! I would highly recommend him for any plumbing problem.
JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)
Dean E.
Did a great job disconnecting my kitchen sink plumbing in preparation for new cabinets
Augo Mechanical LLCAugo Mechanical LLC
Rosa L A.
great work. clean and efficient. would call him again w any plumbing concerns!
Dave 21 Plumbing & restorationDave 21 Plumbing & restoration
Thumbtack Customer
Plumbing - Toilet clogged - Deliver what he promised - showed up on time / did a great job
midnight servicesmidnight services
Renée R.
Dimitry was on time and did a excellent job and a gentleman. I will be calling Dimitry for ALL MY PLUMBING NEED!
First Response Plumbing Inc.First Response Plumbing Inc.
Shayla M.
I really enjoyed his service. For all my plumbing issues, he will be the first one I call.
Barnett plumbingBarnett plumbing
Nicolas Z.
Steffan was great, he fixed my toilets in less than an hour. Will call them again for any plumbing problem.
Payless PlumbingPayless Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Barry did a great job and responded immediately to my plumbing issue. I am very pleased with his work.
The Handy ProfessionalThe Handy Professional
Raymond G.
Manny is very responsive with a good quote which he stood by and delivered on. I will call Manny for my future plumbing needs.
F & S Plumbing and Heating and CoolingF & S Plumbing and Heating and Cooling
Angela L.
We were facing a water pressure issue at our residence. After having a few companies come out, we were told the whole yard needed to be pulled up and the main line needed replacement. Dave 21 Plumbing went out and determined a simple fix of an exposed deteriorating pipe was all that needed to be done. The company addressed our issue quickly and scheduled the repair within a day. This company saved us over $1000.00 dollars on a repair that clearly was not necessary. We will definitely be using Dave 21 plumbing for our plumbing needs for all our rental properties!
Dave 21 Plumbing & restorationDave 21 Plumbing & restoration
Nicole M.
Excellent work quality, attention to detail and responsiveness! Thank you for your great plumbing work on our broken pipe. Highly recommend!
Go Hard Plumbing Remodels & RoofingGo Hard Plumbing Remodels & Roofing
Great communication, on time, priced right, work was done professionally. I'd highly recommend ASAP for any plumbing job you have.
Asap Plumbing RepairsAsap Plumbing Repairs
Jonathan D.
2 toilets installed. Excellent work! Even fixed an issue with uneven tiles. I will call Leroy for all plumbing needs going forward.
midnight servicesmidnight services
Stephanie G.
Jose was awesome, he explained everything that was being done. He was helpful and very professional. Would chose this pro whenever I need plumbing service
JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)
Stephanie H.
Glass was very professional, responsive and eager to help and fix the plumbing problem in my house. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a professional
ONCALL Drain CleaningONCALL Drain Cleaning
Raysa D.
Dave 21 Plumbing did a great job repairing what was broken. They were early onsite and did the repair promptly. I am very pleased with their services.
Dave 21 Plumbing & restorationDave 21 Plumbing & restoration
Gerry F.
Excellent service. I called and they came in and got the job done very quickly. Definitely would use Mendoza Plumbing Services again for my next project.
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
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