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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 Wellington plumbers
Ed O.
Robert was prompt and professional. He took care of our plumbing issue quickly.
Bahama Breeze Plumbing LLCBahama Breeze Plumbing LLC
Sariah H.
We’ve now used Brandon on two different houses on two different occasions for plumbing needs. He will always be our first choice and we recommend him to friends.
Dspencer Home ServiceDspencer Home Service
Krishna K.
Carl was very professional and he looked at our issue and explained what needs to be fixed. He did a great job replacing our plumbing system at a reasonable price.
Goldstar Home ServicesGoldstar Home Services
Ishania H.
He replaced my sink, faucet, and plumbing quickly with no fuss. The experience was so wonderful I have scheduled another visit to have two of my toilets replaced as well!
Dady handyman and hauling servicesDady handyman and hauling services
Called and within a short time he was at my door. Extremely professional. Clean work area and great service. I would definitely recommend him for all plumbing projects and will continue using him. Thank you!!!
ONCALL Drain CleaningONCALL Drain Cleaning
Susana c.
I had an emergency plumbing situation! i found Red Rooter and the girl who answered the phone was great! I explained the need and she quickly moved some appointments around and had someone at my house within a few hours.
Red Rooter PlumbingRed Rooter Plumbing
Judith B.
Red Rooter provided exceptional service. I was having trouble with my water heater and it was not an obvious fix. They happily came back out to get to the bottom of the problem and was able to fix it. Customer service was beyond excellent. Great customer service. Personal touch. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in need of plumbing services.
Red Rooter PlumbingRed Rooter Plumbing
Michael S.
Wis responded to my inquiry right away and made time to come to help with my issue the same day. Not only did I receive responsive service but Wis walked me through exactly what was causing my faucet issues, explained the solution to fix it, and resolved the issue quickly. I will definitely be calling Wis for all of my plumbing needs, top notch!
Drain wisard plumbing llcDrain wisard plumbing llc
Adrian S.
A Good Plumber was the only company to call me back this Sunday morning and set up an appt within 30 mins. Johnny was able to replace my kitchen faucet and fix my garbage disposal while explaining what repairs were needed. He wore a face mask, covered his shoes and maintained a clean work area. I was satisfied with Johnny's work and would recommend him for his plumbing services.
Chris y.
Robert repaired a pipe that was broken on the outside of my house. I am pleased with the work he did. He was very professional, punctual and affordable. I Will definitely use him again in the future for my plumbing needs. I have used several professionals from Thumbtack and he was one of two that I have left a review for. Not because the work was substandard, but I didn’t feel like I was overcharged for the service/services provided.
Bahama Breeze Plumbing LLCBahama Breeze Plumbing LLC
Saima C.
Mike was awesome. He responded right away and was completely honest in his assessment of my plumbing problem. The issue I was having was in the main water line in my front yard. He came to my home even though I wasn't there and worked for 2 hours in the rain to assess the situation. He determined that there was equipment issues that the water company should be responsible for. So, I called the water company and they fixed the issue. I really appreciate the fact that Mike told the truth. He saved me hundreds of dollars since of course the water company had to fix everything for free. He kept in touch with me via text and made sure that if the water company couldn't fix the problem, he would return to see if he could help me. Whats even more amazing is that Mike's work ethic and professionalism is such that he insisted that I don't pay him since he technically didnt' "fix" my problem. What a gentleman! Of course, I'm going to have to convince him to let me pay something for his services. I would definately use him again and recommend him highly. A good plumber is hard to find and this one's a keeper.
Mikes Plumbing & AC Service Southern buildersgroupMikes Plumbing & AC Service Southern buildersgroup
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