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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 Tamarac plumbers
Harold B.
Needed a quick but reliable service and I got it from Jahveh Plumbing. Will definitely hire again for future Plumbing repairs
Jehveh PlumbingJehveh Plumbing
Sonya F.
Dmitry did an excellent job with our plumbing. And the quick response to our request for plumbing was impressive. We highly recommend this company.
First Response Plumbing Inc.First Response Plumbing Inc.
Thomas M.
On point, this is the go to plumbing service!
ONCALL Drain CleaningONCALL Drain Cleaning
Shelley S.
Blake’s Plumbing was responsive, friendly and got the job done quickly and professionally. Problem solved. They even fixed bad work that another contractor did while here. Very honest and respectful as well. The price was fair and reasonable and I would definitely send all my future plumbing needs with Blake’s Plumbing.
Blake’s service plumbing solutionsBlake’s service plumbing solutions
Joe B.
Arrived on time and quickly diagnosed plumbing issue and fixed it
Perronis ServicesPerronis Services
Mark G.
Louis did an amazing job with the kitchen sinks plumbing installation.
JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)JALU 24/7 ( Your neighborhood plumbers)
Cub L.
Garcet Plumbing was exceptional to deal with. Honest, and did an exceptional job.
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
David G.
I could not be more pleased with Remy's work. He responded immediately to my inquiry, communicated effectively and professionally, and completed the work to my total satisfaction. I will use Rose Plumbing for all future plumbing needs.
Dee T.
Wonderful service from start to finish. We had an emergency plumbing issue and was able to booked with Mendonza Plumbing the same day. Everything was done professionally and in a timely manner. We will definitely become long term clients.
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Chris H.
Absolutely great company. Will be using them for all plumbing needs now.
Go Hard Plumbing Remodels & RoofingGo Hard Plumbing Remodels & Roofing
Deven B.
No-fuss and down to business. Adding to my contacts for future plumbing works...
First Response Plumbing Inc.First Response Plumbing Inc.
Jeff G.
I would highly recommend Reynolds Plumbing. He arrived and repaired the issue within an hour. Great work, will use again for all my plumbing needs. Excellent service, very professional and affordable prices. Thank You!
Reynolds Plumbing CO.Reynolds Plumbing CO.
Johanna G.
Although my plumbing issue was a little tricky, Ven made sure that everything was taken care of! Extremely knowledgeable and he provided me with options, which I appreciated. Would definitely call Ven again for future plumbing needs!
Villa's PlumbingVilla's Plumbing
Samuel R.
If you need an plumbing work at all, Dolphinz Plumbing is the way to go. The two gentlemen were very professional and explained everything that they saw/tested as faulty. They also made suggestions but in no way pressured me as a client. I would highly recommend them to anyone that either knows they need plumbing work or has questions regarding any drainage/leaking issues. Thanks again for coming in such short notice!
Glenn S.
The guys showed up when expected, very professional and responsive to messages. The 3 plumbing item where fixed in a short amount of time. They where very reasonably priced. will have them back for other plumbing needs. Highly recommend.
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
John repaired a Kitchen Plumbing issue for a fair price, was flexible with time and professional.
Lange's ContractingLange's Contracting
Adam A.
Jason installed a new tub and updated plumbing in my bathroom. He came on time and was very professional. He went straight to work and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. I highly recommend Jason for your plumbing needs.
Glenn T.
Did a good job replacing two toilets and some minor plumbing repair work.
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
Savanna W.
Very courteous and efficient. Highly recommend Reynolds Plumbing if you're looking for a dependable plumber.
Reynolds Plumbing CO.Reynolds Plumbing CO.
Rasmi R.
Great experience! Quick response with next day service with my plumbing issue. Recommended!
Oscar plumbing &sewer drain clog.Oscar plumbing &sewer drain clog.
Melinda P.
Literally the best plumbing job interaction I've ever had. Professional, knowledgeable and affordable!
SWF plumbingSWF plumbing
Bobeth W.
Extremely polite and professional he went above and beyond to ensure my plumbing was fixed, he even went to Home Depot to pick up my toilet and installed it promptly. Good value for the service provided. Please contact him for your plumbing needs.
Carlos C.
Fast, reliable and valuable. They have become my go to for all plumbing needs. Excellent company.
Mendoza Plumbing ServicesMendoza Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
I have never been so impressed with a plumbing company. You won't be sorry that you called. The service we received was very detailed and the best part was the price was A LOT less than we expected. I highly recommend them for all your plumbing needs.
Dave 21 Plumbing & restorationDave 21 Plumbing & restoration
Gabriela Z.
I recently decided to remodel my bathroom until I encountered some plumbing issues with my toilet and new vanity. Garcet plumbing were helpful and installed everything very quickly. They provided fair prices and offered good advice. I would use them again.
Garcet PlumbingGarcet Plumbing
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