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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 Duluth plumbers
Susan P.
I will use Keep Flow Plumbing again. The customer service was great and they helped brainstorm a solution for my plumbing problem.
Keep Flow Plumbing and Electrical ServicesKeep Flow Plumbing and Electrical Services
Sarah I.
I had a problem with my toilet and Kingdom Plumbing did a great job fixing it. He was great with communication, provided a reasonable quote, completed the job with great professionalism and in less than 2 hours. Will definitely be my go to company for any plumbing needs!
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Kelvin T.
Excellent job Miguel. I will definitely be reaching out to you for any plumbing needs in the future.
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Kecia S.
Ben and his team were a pleasure to work with. We will use them again for our plumbing needs.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Jacinta R.
He came out two days after messaging him. The bathroom vanity installation looks great! He had to reroute the plumbing to make it work. He was on time, very efficient and completed the job before I know it. I will definitely be using him for my future plumbing needs.
Straight Pipe PlumbingStraight Pipe Plumbing
Cristal J.
This contractor provided a honest opinion about my plumbing without ripping me off. If you want a trustworthy plumber A&T is your guy!
A&T Plumbing Services, LLCA&T Plumbing Services, LLC
Mark N.
They arrived when they said they would and did an excellent job repairing the leak, as well as creating an access panel for any future plumbing work behind the wall.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Rita M.
Ben was awesome to work with. He identified the issues immediately, explained everything thoroughly, and promptly executed the work. We will definitely contact him for future plumbing needs.
Kennesaw Plumbing ServicesKennesaw Plumbing Services
Mackenzie S.
The technician arrived on time and did an awesome job changing our disposal and installing a new kitchen faucet. I highly recommend this company for your plumbing needs.
Michael P.
Kingdom Plumbing did a great job in replumbing my vanity faucet. I definitely would recommend them and I will hire them again for my next project.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Cherry D.
I'm so glad I came across Gottaleak Plumbing. Nordia came to our home and was able to find the problem and replace what's needed to be done. I love that she explained the details of her work, and taught me to take care of our Kitchen sink/garbage disposal. It's such a great info for homeowner like my self. Thank you Gottaleak Plumbing for your fast response, great value and excellent work!
Gottaleak PlumbingGottaleak Plumbing
AngelRae R.
Blue skies did and amazing job and responded very quickly to my plumbing needs. They were on time, courteous, and did a good job installing the drain lines. Thank you
Blue Skies Atlanta PlumbingBlue Skies Atlanta Plumbing
Nizar N Erum J.
Very professional, polite, honest and punctual. He completed his job in timely manner. Best one! Miguel is our go to plumbing need person now. Thank you Miguel!
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Adam R.
I had a plumbing leak in my laundry room. The service tech was at my house in a few hours and repaired the leak. He did a great job. I would use them again.
Comprehensive Plumbing Services LLCComprehensive Plumbing Services LLC
Ben M.
We had Phil come out overseeing the job. They were very professional and arrived on time. He was able to provide recommendations and provide a breakdown of each cost. This company will now be my go to contact for plumbing services.
Plumber NowPlumber Now
Wes K.
Miguel was on time, polite, and professional. He installed 2 toilets within a reasonable time frame, and they work perfectly. He was also very responsive via texting. I would easily recommend him for any plumbing work.
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Semeret L.
I had a leaky faucet behind my washer and,I called Dimities. He came by right away explained the problem and fixed it. He was professional ,courteous and reasonable price. I will hire him again for any plumbing issues.
Advance Plumbing RepairsAdvance Plumbing Repairs
Amit S.
great experience with Miguel. fair and readonable pricing, great communication and punctual. explains the issue and what needs to be done to solve the issue at hand. guve ballark estimate and clean work with no debris or leftover. Will definitely use him again in future for any plumbing needs.
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Nick S.
We had an emergency leak in the crawlspace, and Ben came out within 30 minutes to check it out and fix the issue. He let us know exactly what was going on and gave us a very reasonable price. I will definitely be calling them again for any other plumbing repairs.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Joy B.
Excellent service. Finished inputting the details of my plumbing project at 11:30pm. By 5:30am the next morning I had a response and appointment for same day service. Chris was pleasant and patient about explaining the issue. Im very grateful for such quick and competent service. Would absolutely recommend them !!!
Showtime Express PlumbingShowtime Express Plumbing
Lalitha A.
Miguel came with his crew and did a fabulous job of replacing my 4 toilets. He knew exactly what to do and went around it professionally. And did a great job of cleaning up as the finished the installation. Would highly recommend and use him again as and when I need any plumbing work done.
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Andrew J.
Aaron did an impeccable job installing a new tankless water heater for us. He has superb attention to detail and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. He also did a great job replacing some busted pipes that were outside the house. Would definitely use him again for any of our plumbing needs.
A&T Plumbing Services, LLCA&T Plumbing Services, LLC
Daniel c.
Awesome overall experience. Immediately responded to failed water heater at rental property during a cold January when people need hot water! Was able to quote (late in the evening), schedule and execute job in less than 24 hours. Great work, great equipment, warranty, great value, ease of payment, flexibility, thoroughness etc. would recommend them any time to anyone in need of plumbing services.
Plumber NowPlumber Now
Tim K.
I had an emergency when the sewer ejector pump died in my moms in-Law suite. She is recovering from heart surgery, so time was critical for us to get her back I to her space. Less than 24 hours after Initial contact they were out and had the job completed. The crew that showed up to do the work was courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. I will utilize PNG for any future plumbing work that I need. I highly recommend them!
Plumber NowPlumber Now
Rebecca Y.
If I could rate Ryan higher than 5 stars, I would. How REFRESHING to have someone actually want to help for a reasonable price, do exactly what I needed, and have the ability to communicate clearly - all with a great attitude, WOW! I definitely found my plumber and will gladly refer him to my neighbors! Don’t put yourself through the hassle of going through the process, just reach out to this impressive young man. Thank u, Ryan, for helping me with my plumbing issue!
Cosmic Plumbing and Drain LLCCosmic Plumbing and Drain LLC
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