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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

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 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.

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. 

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 Fairburn plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
This guy is great. He fixed my problem. He is a very professional person. He does more than plumbing too.
Bruce's Maintenance Service
Andricia M.
Alex was very professional and provided my family with outstanding quality work. All my plumbing issues and nightmares was resolved immediately thanks to Alex.
General PlumbingGeneral Plumbing
Solomon M.
I called CJ Solutions in the middle of the night when I had a plumbing emergency. He came out the next morning and quickly analyzed the problem and came back later that day. He installed piping and a pump and I think the pricing was very fair. His professionalism is top notch! My family will be using his services in the future. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any plumbing needs.
CJ SOLUTION COMPANY INCCJ SOLUTION COMPANY INC
Trecian B.
Houston was very professional and knowledgeable about the work he does. He educated me on the needs of my toilets and provided the solution. I will definitely be using him for all my future plumbing needs. Thank you.
HEC Home ImprovementsHEC Home Improvements
Seth B.
I had a great experience with Kingdom Plumbing. They were on time to their appointment and didn’t waste much time starting the project. The sink installation went off without a hitch and my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased. I would definitely use them again and would recommend to anyone looking for a pro to tackle their home improvement project.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Nicole M.
Requested a quote from the company as a real estate investor doing a house flip. The guy Came out to give a quote and suggested that something was needed at the time. He turned off the mains of the house and claimed to drain the lines. The whole basement was flooded once he left. It was terrible. So, I don’t know what the hell he did. He made things worse! Negotiated the price down and Paid the guy to fix it, but yet I have other problems with plumbing and he never bother contacting back with a quote because I Assume that he wasn’t interested in the job. It’s as if he made up something was wrong so that he could get paid for being there that day. Nothing but a hustler. Didn’t give a quote or do work that I needed done. Wouldn’t ever recommend.
Plumber Now LLCPlumber Now LLC
Tealya T.
Keith and his assistant were great! They both were very professional, prompt and courteous. I reached out to Keith via Thumbtack and he responded right away. He was not to far from my home so we agreed upon a time for him to come over and take a look at my leaky sink and he was here at the exact time he said he would be. He look at the sink, gave me a quote and even looked a leaky toilet while he was here. I told him that I would get back with him after I talked to my husband about the cost and he said okay. Well my husband made it home no less than 10 minutes after he left and asked if the sink repair could be completed the same day. I called Keith and he had only made it a couple of miles away and said he could complete the repairs, he just had to go get the supplies. Within an hour or so, he and his assistant were back and got the job done! We only got the sink repaired, however he said if we are DIY'ers which we are every now and then, that we could call him and he would walk us through fixing the toilet ourselves. I really appreciated the fact that he said that and not just trying to make a buck. I will definitely use his services again if need be and will surely refer him to any neighbor who may need some plumbing work completed. Thanks again Keith!
U.S. Water and Sewer ManagementU.S. Water and Sewer Management
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