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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.

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?

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.

Reviews for Sanford plumbers
Shawnda m.
Took great care of my mom’s plumbing needs.
Trinity renovations llcTrinity renovations llc
Jay K.
Very satisfied with his workmanship. Will call him again for any future plumbing issues.
Y&R PLUMBING SOLUTION LLCY&R PLUMBING SOLUTION LLC
Charles s.
Yeah. Found a plumber who I can trust. Great rates. Honest and educates you about your plumbing on your house. Will use again.
Aquaflow Plumbing & TileAquaflow Plumbing & Tile
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was amazing. He was professional and went above and beyond the scope of my quote. I will keep his number handy for future plumbing needs. Thanks Carlos and great job!
Ellis Plumbing servicesEllis Plumbing services
Travis L.
Dwayne and Gent plumbing are awesome, gave me a good price for something other plumbers wanted 3x as much for, and they do good work, definitely would hire again no question.
Gent PlumbingGent Plumbing
Stephanie p.
Just have to say Chris is awesome at what he does. He is very knowledgeable and truly and expert! We had a bathtub leak and he was able diagnose the issue, educate me on what needs to be done and fix it within 24 hours of placing my inquiry on here. I highly recommend him for the quality of work provided and the reasonable cost. If you have a plumbing issue, don’t waste your time nor money with a large company, call Chris at Adept Plumbing.
Adept Pro ServicesAdept Pro Services
Jasmine D.
Moe was extremely easy to work with. He’s very responsive and knows his stuff. He came out the same day we messaged him and fixed our plumbing issue. Highly recommend!!!
DrainHammerDrainHammer
BARBARA R.
He did an outstanding job repairing our broken pipes. He responded quickly and explained what repairs were needed in full detail. I highly recommend Adam for all your plumbing needs.
A&M Remodeling and Handyman ServicesA&M Remodeling and Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am totally satisfied with the work of Ellis Plumbing. He did a great job repairing the main pressure valve and clogged drain. I would use him again and recommend him to all. He was available on a Saturday and quickly made the repairs.
Ellis Plumbing servicesEllis Plumbing services
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos arrived on time and went above and beyond to fix our leaky shower/tub combo! He even rode with us to the store!!! Our pipes weren't exactly 100% compatible with the new set we had to purchase BUT he made it work! Extremely reasonable in price too! We will definitely hire him again for our other plumbing needs in the future!!!
Ellis Plumbing servicesEllis Plumbing services
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