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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 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?

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.

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
Chante G.
My experience was excellent, I was contacted quickly and provided very knowledgeable info about my plumbing issue.
Anew - Plumbing, HVAC & ElectricalAnew - Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical
Misha W.
I have nothin but good things to say! Elmer plumbing provided excellent customer service and got the job done!!
Elmer Plumbing & Drain Cleaning - HandymanElmer Plumbing & Drain Cleaning - Handyman
Evyn J.
Outstanding! The communication from the beginning was fantastic, the professionalism, the quality of work, the customer service was top notch. Will absolutely work with Plumb-hard again!
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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.
Marlon’s General Plumbing IncMarlon’s General Plumbing Inc
Carolyn c.
Mr Griffin done a excellent job 👏 fixing my bathroom sink 👏 👌 problem with I will contact him when I any plumbing issues
Griffin’s Almighty Home improvementGriffin’s Almighty Home improvement
Carolyn c.
Lee's plumbing did an excellent job 👏 he was fair with the price range 👏 👍 👌 we're planning on having him to do some more work for us in the near future
LEES Prestige HVAC & PlumbingLEES Prestige HVAC & Plumbing
Stephanie D.
Tim took care of a few plumbing issues for us during his visit. We had a good experience with him and would certainly hire him again in the future.
Best 4 Less Plumbing /RepairBest 4 Less Plumbing /Repair
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
Marysa W.
They arrived a couple of days after I scheduled an appointment and fixed the issues I was having with my garbage disposal and water backing up into the dishwasher. They were knowledgeable and efficient. I definitely would recommend them for any future plumbing needs.
Precision environmentalPrecision environmental
Dannica W.
I had a plumbing issue and messaged Precision Environmental - they contacted me right away! and were able to fit me in their busy schedule and fix my problem on the same day! Zac and Tony are very professional, and took . I will definitely be a repeat customer!
Precision environmentalPrecision environmental
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 NowPlumber Now
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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