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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 Lawrenceville plumbers
Shelby L.
I highly recommend using Kennesaw Plumbing Services for your plumbing needs!
Kennesaw Plumbing ServicesKennesaw Plumbing Services
Victor K.
If you need ANY plumbing work done, do yourself a favor and call Kingdom Plumbing. Shannon was by far the best experience I have ever had with a plumbing service.
Kingdom Plumbing, LLCKingdom Plumbing, LLC
Shenisa T.
Smart Plumbing was very professional and punctual in addressing my plumbing needs. I will definitely use his service again.
SMART Plumbing, LLCSMART Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kristopher was honest and thorough in his assessment of the plumbing issue! I would definitely consider him for future plumbing work in my home.
Plumbing ContractorPlumbing Contractor
Bobby N.
Let's just say I have my plumber, Smart plumbing was very knowledgeable and efficient. I will use them for all my plumbing needs.
SMART Plumbing, LLCSMART Plumbing, LLC
Rion W.
Plumb-hard personal was patient and the work was done to standard.
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Ted P.
Plumbing At It’s Best” did an awesome job installing our motion sensor faucet. From the very start when I posted my project on “thumbtack” his responsiveness was exceptional. The quality of work and the value were great. We will definitely use “Plumbing At It’s Best” whenever the need for plumbing should arise. Thanks again!
Plumbing at its BestPlumbing at its Best
Jennifer H.
Aaron responded to my inquiry within minutes and was able to service my plumbing issue the next day. He was fast, precise and I appreciate the fact that he gave me several options to fix the problem and was spot on with his assessment. I would definitely use A&T Plumbing again for future plumbing service needs.
A&T Plumbing Services, LLCA&T Plumbing Services, LLC
Kenny G.
Ben arrived on time, had everything he needed, was professional in how he went about finding the root cause of my plumbing problem. In no time at all my plumbing issue was corrected, and Ben was on his way, leaving everything as clean as before. Ben and his Team were very easy to work with, and I will use Ben for all my plumbing needs going forward. Very pleased.
The Neighborhood PlumberThe Neighborhood Plumber
Jekita T.
A&T Plumbing went out their way to help fix my issues before getting to my home. Very professional and knowledgeable. Work was completed in a timely manner and will call them back for future projects. Definitely would recommend A&T Plumbing!
A&T Plumbing Services, LLCA&T Plumbing Services, LLC
Jessika H.
Very attentive , professional,and Informative.Came to our rescue very quickly to resolve our plumbing issues.
SMART Plumbing, LLCSMART Plumbing, LLC
Genice T.
Did a great job at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend G and P Plumbing Service.
Plumber NowPlumber Now
Johnny C.
Superb job, my plumbing was redone up to code,I will re-hire him again.
EJL InstallationsEJL Installations
Octabius b.
Very easy to work with. Punctual and professional, I will be using his services for any future plumbing problems.
Marlon’s General Plumbing IncMarlon’s General Plumbing Inc
Michael H.
Kirby does a quality job at a fair price. I would recommend him to friends who needed plumbing services.
Ian F.
Hard working very professional and personable. Stayed till the job was done perfectly. Highly recommend gottaleak for any plumbing issue.
Gottaleak PlumbingGottaleak Plumbing
Katherine M.
Miguel was the ultimate professional. He was able diagnose my plumbing issue and repair it without costing an arm and a leg. Very knowledgeable!
Miguel MendezMiguel Mendez
Annette S.
They were amazing! Responsive, communicated thoroughly, punctual, the price was in line and so quick. I will be using them for all my plumbing needs.
American Premier Plumbing LLCAmerican Premier Plumbing LLC
Stephenie B.
Chris was amazing super helpful and helping with other issues the leaking plumbing cost for my cabinets and flooring and giving me info to get that fixed too…. He was punctual, reasonable priced, fast all was complete in 1 hour, he cleaned up after, and friendly….. too pick for me ….. if you ever need plumbing needs you must call Showtime express for sure……
Showtime Express PlumbingShowtime Express Plumbing
Corlis A.
Will of Plumbing at its Best, did an awesome job!!!! I had another plumber from thumbtack that said he could not find where my leak was coming from. I went through Thumbtack again and contacted Plumbing at It’s Best, Will was able to locate the leak. (It was a very subtle leak) I appreciate his patience in locating the problem and repairing it. So relieved it is taken care of of!!!
Plumbing at its BestPlumbing at its Best
R M.
Manny helped to explain the plumbing issues and helped to clarify what should be fixed. He was very knowledgeable and I would use him for future projects.
PTY Handymanny services LLCPTY Handymanny services LLC
Jo A.
Fast, affordable, knowledgeable and reliable. I will be calling Jamarian for all my plumbing needs. I'll be recommending to my family and friends as well!! Two words: Thank you!
Jamarian’s private plumbingJamarian’s private plumbing
Eric C.
I definitely recommend this plumbing company. Hakeem was very responsive and educated in his knowledge of plumbing. Had an issue with a toilet and a few moments after being here he was able to access the problem and provided solutions to fix which he did in timely professional fashion. Ended up having him change 2 toilets and he provided quality work, at an excellent value. Will definitely keep him as my plumber whenever needed
H & L PlumbingH & L Plumbing
Michael H.
Peter called 1/2 hour before arriving. He assessed the problem and fixed the leaking toilet in under an hour. I would recommend Peter to anyone with a plumbing issue.
SMART Plumbing, LLCSMART Plumbing, LLC
Ryan G.
Gave me a quote on Saturday and installed/removed my old water heater on Monday. Quality work at a fair price, and an exceptionally professional attitude. Will call again for the next plumbing need.
A&T Plumbing Services, LLCA&T Plumbing Services, LLC
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