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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. 

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 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.

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?

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.
Reviews for Saint Petersburg plumbers
Brock D.
Amazing work!!! Eee plumbing responded to me and fixed my plumbing issues all within the same day. The work was done in an extremely professional and quality manner for a very reasonable price. I would absolutely recommend and reuse Eee plumbing in the future. Thanks for the great work!
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Christian E.
They did good work on a house re-plumb
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Richard M.
Eee plumbing did an awesome job, very quick and efficient!
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Peter K.
Alpha Plumbing have super fast response times, Arrive on time, and get the job done for a competitive price. If you need a job done right, fast, and cost-effectively. Give Alpha Plumbing a call.
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Jennifer R.
Sam from EEE plumbing was fantastic. Exceptional attention to detail and workmanship. Respectful of owners property in wearing mask, shoe covers, using work mats and cleaning up after work complete. Responded to my service request even when he was out of town! Very satisfied with the service I received. Already planning additional plumbing job and using EEE plumbing.
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Theresa S.
Did a meticulous job of running all essential plumbing lines in my kitchen, including a dishwasher, faucet, disposal and ice maker. He was very responsive and very thorough. I will be using him again to install bathroom plumbing essentials.
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Larry L.
Great response to my plumbing emergency. I will recommend this company to my friends.
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Jennifer D.
Very prompt service. Able to fix subsequent plumbing issues. Answered calls quickly
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Stan R.
Absolutely awesome service! Friendly, fast and super efficient! Jus became our go to plumbing!
Integrity Home SolutionsIntegrity Home Solutions
Tineka T.
Prendi Plumbing was the vest choice for us. My husband tried to find a plumber for us and all was too expensive. I saw the app thumbtack on tv and tried it. They called me and they were fantastic with professionalism, punctual, and their price was phenomenal. I will definitely be contacting them again. Thanks Prendi plumbing.
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Phil d.
Great team - on time, professional and did a great job! TCDS will get all my plumbing needs..thanks
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Ebony O.
He was on time and went above and beyond!! Great guy! I will def use him again for future plumbing services.
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Dragan P.
Prendi did fantastic job with my plumbing issue. Diligent and professional, I would definitely recommend his services.
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Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely happy with the service I received today from Prestige Plumbing. I will hire this company again in the future.
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Joann S.
I’m doing a bathroom remodel and Josh was great to work with. He’s very knowledgable and professional. I would highly recommend Prestige Plumbing!
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Christine A.
Sam is an experienced, professional plumber who knows products and plumbing. It was a pleasure having him here and I’m so glad to have the contact.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Traci K.
I hired Apex to replace old plumbing lines under the kitchen sink. They showed up on time, both men were very nice. The job was completed quickly and the new lines under the sink are tidy and tangle free; so far I haven’t noticed any leaks, hoping it stays that way! Thank you Apex for taking care of my plumbing issues.
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Denis Z.
Excellent experience. Sam was extremely punctual, did high quality work at a very good price. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for plumbing services.
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Chad R.
Scheduling with Premium Plumbing was easy, communication excellent throughout, and a job well done. The technicians, Corey and Chris, were friendly, professional, and most importantly, addressed the small job in a timely fashion without sacrificing quality. The guys didn’t beat around the bush or push services I didn’t need. They listened and performed quality work. Much appreciated! Thank you Corey, Chris, and the Premium Plumbing Team!
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Tiffany D.
Hands down the best plumber I have ever used. Very honest and fair price. Great quality work too. Will definitely use Eee Plumbing every time!
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Brian D.
We hired Sam to install a toilet. He arrived on time, prepared, was courteous and ultimately did a great job. We'll be calling on him again for all our plumbing needs.
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Abigail W.
I contacted Premium Plumbing and a few others for a clogged Kitchen sink. Premium Plumbing were the first ones to respond and I had a same day appt. I had other quotes and Premium was most equitable. The technician showed up earlier than expected which worked out great and he got the job done. They did a fantastic job from the scheduling to getting the sink unclogged. I will definitely use them again.
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Stephanie d.
Great communication! they were available to help by via text after hours. very reasonably priced for the amount of time and work they put in. I will be using them for all my plumbing needs in the future!
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Brandon P.
Apex Plumbing came out to re-pipe my entire home. Joe (the owner) walked me through the different materials that he could use and the different options he could offer me for further reducing cost (he was already very fair). He was willing to work with me to secure 12 month 0% financing, something not many companies are willing or able to do. That is HUGE! He also took the time to explain the entire process start to finish, so that I had clear expectations and wouldn't be surprised. It was obvious from the interaction that Joe cares about his clients. Additionally, his employees were courteous and professional, and they do excellent work. I believe that Apex employees are treated well and are happy, and that translates into better work and better experiences for customers. Apex Plumbing does business the right way. I highly recommend them for small or large plumbing jobs. It's tough to find a trustworthy company in the plumbing space, so when you find one it's great to spread the word. Oh and they give a 7 year warranty on all the work.
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Brandon P.
Integrity Home Solutions is excellent. They were professional, and their work quality was superb. They repiped the entire interior of my home. They were affordable and efficient as well. I highly recommend this company for any plumbing needs.
Integrity Home SolutionsIntegrity Home Solutions
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