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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 Decatur plumbers
Terra W.
Dawson plumbing did a super job: showed up right on time, got the part I needed and did the work quickly and right. I will be definitely calling him again for any plumbing issues.
Dawson Plumbing LLCDawson Plumbing LLC
Sophia S.
Great experience overall! We totally recommend Plumbing at its Best.
Plumbing at its BestPlumbing at its Best
Patrice M.
Excellent communication about the plumbing problems and how to fix. Will definitely use again.
Danny RobertsDanny Roberts
Justin S.
Great guy, worked with me to find a good solution to a unique plumbing issue!
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Mimi B.
The guys were so nice and professional. They fixed our issues with our bathroom sink plumbing and cleaned up well. They had to reposition our plumbing because we replaced our vanities. Really happy with their work and would hire again.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
Bathroom sink reattached and new trap installed. Gottaleak Plumbing was friendly, on time, and very efficient
Gottaleak PlumbingGottaleak Plumbing
Derek M.
Great company with top notch workmanship. I highly recommend this company for any of your plumbing needs.
U.S. Water and Sewer ManagementU.S. Water and Sewer Management
Patricia C.
Excellent work. Went above and beyond to get the job done. I definitely recommend Will for any plumbing issues.
Plumbing at its BestPlumbing at its Best
Jane Z.
This was my first use of Thumbtack. The questions that helped me describe my plumbing problem and urgency of need were very well organized and easy to understand. (Thank you, Thumbtack.) Gregory's Plumbing responded by phone in less than an hour. Gregory and his assistant Mike came to my home within 24 hours of my call. He listened well to my description of the history of the plumbing problem, diagnosed it accurately, and they completed the work in about 60 minutes. They cleaned up the workspace before leaving. The rate that I was charged was reasonable. Highly recommended.
Gregory’s Plumb TechGregory’s Plumb Tech
Tonya C.
Straight Pipe Plumbing was punctual and very professional. He diagnosed the problem and fixed the problem!! I will use them again!
Straight Pipe PlumbingStraight Pipe Plumbing
Barbara T.
I purchased my home in June and the first water bill was in excess of $1100.00. After consulting a variety of plumbing companies, I decided to hire Plumb Masters of Atlanta. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. Andrew installed a new water line from the meter to my home and did so in such a professional manner. Andrew’s work is meticulous and professional and his work ethic is beyond reproach. I will definitely recommend Plumb Masters of Atlanta to anyone who needs a plumber, not just a regular plumber, but an exceptional one! Andrew’s work speaks volumes.
Plumb Masters of AtlantaPlumb Masters of Atlanta
Kristina K.
Excellent job and Kirby squeezed me in the very next morning! Overall, very satisfied with the job. Will be calling him for any future plumbing needs.
Holly H.
Excellent work. Replaced garbage disposal and unclogged kitchen sink for me. Work was scheduled and done promptly. Will call back for future plumbing needs.
Genesis Home ServicesGenesis Home Services
Ryan B.
They were on time and gave me honest opinions and did great work. I would recommend the Neighborhood Plumber to anyone looking for plumbing work.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
William C.
Shannon was great. He did a good job figuring out where my leak was. If I have any other plumbing issues I would hire him again.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Hannah F.
We had a leak in our sink pipes, and Premium Plumbing was able to schedule someone to come out within a day or so. They were easy to work with and fixed the issue quickly!
Premium Plumbing and SepticPremium Plumbing and Septic
Kristen N.
He was a plumbing lifesaver! What started out as a possible blockage, turned into a full sewer line emergency. The past owners had cut the sewer line and never reattached it to the main. He spent 5 days finding the line, the main, and getting rid of 70 year old piping to let us use our water again. He worked long hours and got it done really well. I would recommend him for any plumbing job and hire him again for any future issues.
Plumbing ContractorPlumbing Contractor
Loran C.
PNG plumbing is my go to company with the great service I received. Phil listened to my needs for this hot water heater replacement and recirculating pump. He discussed with me in detail about the products that it would take to do the job. Received a fair price for their service. Plumbers showed up on time and had a great plan to get the equipment installed in a very workman like manner. They were very courteous and friendly young men. I would highly recommend PNG plumbing for their services to anyone.
Plumber NowPlumber Now
Thumbtack Customer
EXCELLENT!! Very knowledgeable! Has done plumbing and electrical work for us and all jobs are exceptionally performed! Have hired again recently! You won't go wrong hiring Jontell! He goes above and beyond!
Ransburg Plumbing LLC/HandymanRansburg Plumbing LLC/Handyman
Dee D.
Richard was quick to contact me. He had to reschedule a couple times but let me know ahead and dropped the price a little for the hassel. He did a great job. I will be calling him for my plumbing needs in the future.
Richard & Son’s PlumbingRichard & Son’s Plumbing
Matt J.
I like that Keith does a nice job of explaining the job and giving recommendations that suit my needs. He suggested a few things that I hadn't considered and got my plumbing set up right without upselling me.
U.S. Water and Sewer ManagementU.S. Water and Sewer Management
Mark T.
Contacted same day and luckily he arrived in a few hours - sized up the job and took care of installing the plumbing under two sinks. Tested everything slowly and made sure everything was sealed and held in tight. Absolutely great work and easy.
Straight Pipe PlumbingStraight Pipe Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, very through. Showed us step by step the causes of the issues we had and then described and showed us remedy and method to fix. Best plumbing service I have ever had! Very fair pricing. I highly recommend.
Flow Motion Plumbing ServicesFlow Motion Plumbing Services
Srini C.
Please do not hire him for large plumbing jobs. He took 3.5 days on a job that is done in a day. I had to send him out after 3.5 days. Now I need to call another plumber to fix it and complete the work with quality and safety.
Diego S.
John responded quickly and showed up at the agreed upon time. He discussed his plan of action in advance and completed it as agreed. Never trying to upsell or make things confusing. Hope not to need a plumber but if I do I’ll reach out to Straight Pipe Plumbing
Straight Pipe PlumbingStraight Pipe Plumbing
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