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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.

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 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?

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

Reviews for Temple Terrace plumbers
Rene C.
Awesome, professional service. Eee plumbing will be my go too for plumbing needs.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Mike D.
Sam with EEE Plumbing was prompt and professional. He diagnosed and fixed my problem efficiently, he is on my speed dial for any plumbing issues.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Cyndi S.
EEE Plumbing is truly exceptional. Very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. We will be making them our plumbing vendor! Sam absolutely goes above and beyond.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Lolita M.
We had a plumbing emergency and they saved the day!
Integrity Home SolutionsIntegrity Home Solutions
Eva M.
Absolutely would recommend! Eee Plumbing arrived on time and completed my project quickly and under budget. I will definitely contact them again for any plumbing needs.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Neil H.
Very professional and courteous. Easy to work with and I definitely recommend 3Js for any plumbing repair. Their pricing is definitely on the high end of the plumbing spectrum, but they did a good job.
3 J’S Plumbing Service Inc3 J’S Plumbing Service Inc
Cori B.
Highly recommend Plumbing Specialist! Great quality work at an affordable price. So glad we found him. We’ll be hiring him for all of our future plumbing needs.
Illyrian PlumbingIllyrian Plumbing
Arul Anand N.
Sam from EEE Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is simply amazing. His work is detailed enough and very thorough. I would highly recommend Sam and EEE Plumbing company for anyone who is in a real need of a very good and honest plumbing company who charges reasonably for the outstanding quality of work they do.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Christina W.
Very happy - needed emergency plumbing help. Will call again!
My Plumber IncMy Plumber Inc
Kellen M.
John was great! Will definitely keep in mind for future plumbing needs.
J&S PlumbingJ&S Plumbing
Kim C.
VT Plumbing was very responsive to my initial request, showed up on time and was able to unclog our washing machine drain quickly. Will definitely used them again for any of our plumbing needs!
VT Plumbing and DrainVT Plumbing and Drain
Tom S.
VT Plumbing was exceptionally professional and I would recommend to anyone.
VT Plumbing and DrainVT Plumbing and Drain
Michael M.
So happy to have my plumbing fixed at an affordable price.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Rob M.
Corey was awesome. He was right on time, explained what he was doing thoroughly and got the job done quickly. Price was very reasonable. I highly recommend using Premium Plumbing for your plumbing needs!
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Vannessa D.
It was a pleasure to have my plumbing project resolved by Mainline Plumbing & Consulting. The office staff was very responsive and I was informed at every stage until resolution. They were very flexible considering my family's busy schedule. The project was fixed as expected. The pricing was reasonable and an extra effort was appreciated. Skylar and Brandon went over and above to handle my home plumbing project.
Mainline Plumbing and ConsultiMainline Plumbing and Consulti
Jacob H.
Awesome experience. Would definitely use them again for plumbing needs.
Tom C.
I will be happy to use Premium Plumbing again - quality service/communication.
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
Christian E.
Couldn't ask for a better experience. Highly recommend for anyone with plumbing needs!
American Plumbing RepairAmerican Plumbing Repair
Stephen R.
Easily the best plumbing company and pro we’ve ever worked with. Showed up on time, was professional and courteous, explained everything, got it done fast and at a very reasonably price. Will definitely be going back to Sam and EEE plumbing in future.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Richa G.
Premier Rooter Plumbing and Drain Services did a very professional job. They came on Sunday quickly fixed our issue with plumbing, water heater. Their rate are very good and they are certified that gave us piece of mind as well.We highly recommend.
Premier Rooter Plumbing and Drain Services LLCPremier Rooter Plumbing and Drain Services LLC
Jennifer C.
Louis was awesome! He does great work and is very honest. I was offered a quicker appointment time due to a cancellation which I really appreciated! I will definitely be calling on Premium Plumbing for all my future plumbing needs!
Premium PlumbingPremium Plumbing
William S.
Sam was great, I will use their services again for any future plumbing needs.
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Jesse w.
Johnathan did a great job! Will definitely use him for ALL of my plumbing issues!
Megan A.
Highly recommend!! We have hired plumbers in the past and never received the knowledge and service like we did with EEE Plumbing. From the beginning the communication was very professional. They showed up on time, did quality work and pricing was very reasonable. We will be using them for all our plumbing needs in the future. Also, we will be recommending them to all friends and family. Thank you EEE Plumbing for your hard work and honesty!
Eee plumbing and drain cleaningEee plumbing and drain cleaning
Patrick J.
I would recommend JMR to anyone needing help with their plumbing issues, these guys came and did a great job, they were professional and cleaned up after themselves..if you need help with any plumbing issue give JMR a chance you won't be disappointed...
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