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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 College Park plumbers
Jamie C.
I plan to use General Plumbing for all my plumbing services in the future.
Marlon’s General Plumbing IncMarlon’s General Plumbing Inc
Gerald H.
Fixed my plumbing issue quickly and at a great price compared to the estimate I got from a big plumbing company. Will definitely contact them again for future plumbing needs.
HEC Handy Services Inc.HEC Handy Services Inc.
Nate B.
John did an awesome job handling several plumbing repairs in my short term rental property. Straight Pipe Plumbing will be our new go to plumbing contractor for any future jobs.
Straight Pipe PlumbingStraight Pipe Plumbing
Elisabeth S.
Great job and very knowledgeable about our plumbing needs. Super friendly service. Will definitely hire again with any plumbing issues.
Griffin’s Almighty Home improvementGriffin’s Almighty Home improvement
Adam N.
I had a fantastic experience working with Kingdom Plumbing. I contacted them on a Sunday evening and all of my plumbing issues were solved Monday afternoon. I will definitely be using them again for any plumbing needs I have in the future.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Daniel N.
Shannon was awesome. Diagnosed and fixed the problem fast. Was incredibly professional and did a great job. Will be using Kingdom Plumbing for all my plumbing needs
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Rita L.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLC is very responsive; extremely professional; provides exceptional; high quality; and, valuable plumbing services!!! Appointment scheduling/reminders/windows are awesome in working with customer time frames. Kingdom Plumbing was punctual; immediately identified the source of the leak; and promptly resolved all leaks. Payment app is immediate and awesome!!! Thank You Kingdom Plumbing!!! Rita L. Kings Forest Subdivision Atlanta, GA
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Michelle m.
Palette Plumbing provided same day service for a plumbing issue at my rental home, thanks to Angela in the office. The tech, Raheem, was very responsive and professional. He provided excellent communication regarding the source of the problem and cost of the repair. I will use them again for plumbing issues.
Palette PlumbingPalette Plumbing
Renesha J.
Jamarian was extremely quick, efficient, professional, and resolved all of my plumbing issues. I will definitely use his services again if I have a plumbing issue.
Jamarian’s private plumbingJamarian’s private plumbing
Leshawn R.
Premium plumbing is now my permanent contact for all plumbing issues. They came in and immediately fixed what 2 other plumbers couldn't. They have a great team!!!!!
Premium Plumbing and SepticPremium Plumbing and Septic
Rebecca H.
Kingdom plumbing did a great job installing new pipes for our shower. We will definitely use them again if we have plumbing needs in the future.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Corey J.
American Rooters are one of a kind. The team exceeded my expectations for a plumbing issue I had. I highly recommend them for any of your plumbing needs.
American Rooter Services IncAmerican Rooter Services Inc
Jou F.
We have used Good Neighbor plumbing twice now (shower and water heater) and have been extremely pleased. Steven showed up when he said he would, was efficient and great to work with. I would highly recommend Good Neighbor Plumbing for any plumbing needs.
Good Neighbor Plumbing llcGood Neighbor Plumbing llc
Shenelle W.
This was my first time having a plumbing issue and Kingdom Plumbing made it a painless experience. I plan to work with them for any future needs. I highly recommend!
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Glenn N.
Had a faulty faucet so contacted Kingdom Plumbing to come check it out. He came, tried to replace the cartridge and when that didn’t solve the issue, I ordered a new faucet and had Kingdom Plumbing install it. Good service and I’d totally call on him again for future plumbing needs.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Rigel C.
Fixed our plumbing issue, patched up walls, all so much faster than we expected. A truly happy ending to our plumbing woes. Lyndon is a pro.
Johnson and Johnson Home ImprovementJohnson and Johnson Home Improvement
Dana T.
I am a repeat customer of Kingdom Plumbing and highly recommend their services. Shannon has a professional demeanor and does great work! He's my goto for all plumbing services.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Miss A.
Great service! Highly recommend for your plumbing needs.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Caroline C.
Great job repairs and replacing our kitchen plumbing
Comprehensive Plumbing Services LLCComprehensive Plumbing Services LLC
DaQuaan C.
Shannon was able to assess and resolve my plumbing issue quickly. And he was responsive when I needed additional service. I'd recommend Kingdom Plumbing and will use them again if needed.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Felicia S.
I will be using for all my future plumbing needs
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Derrell T.
Kingdom plumbing was on time and really helpful in fixing my problem
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Quentin b.
Excellent work! Will use for all plumbing needs going forward.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Victoria O.
Great work and service. Will definitely use Sirjue Plumbing again!
Sirjue PlumbingSirjue Plumbing
Pamela S.
Kingdom plumbing did a great job servicing my toilet!
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
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