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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. 

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 Aurora plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
fair honest and reasonable fees. Will call again for plumbing issues.
Dan's Handyman ServiceDan's Handyman Service
Nabil s.
Phil came out and fixed my toilet. He was very responsive and knowledgeable and honest about my plumbing issue. He gave me the best price unlike others who just wanted to charge me extra $$$$ for no reasons. I will highly recommend Phil (RootBusters Plumbing) to anyone. I'll definetly call him again if I ever have any plumbing issues. Thank you Phil once again.
RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.
Brian F.
Everything about Wayne and this project was perfect. Response was quick, price quoted was very competitive, arrived on time (actually early), saw the plumbing issues and went right to work. Great at what he does and didn’t leave until he was sure everything was perfect. I recommend Wayne and will use him again if any other plumbing issues come up.
W. Trapp PlumbingW. Trapp Plumbing
Tariq K.
Mike came by to assess an issue we were having with the faucet in our downstairs bathroom. He first identified what the problem was, and explained to me what it was, what his recommendation was for the repair, and how much it would cost me. I had spoken to 6 other plumbing companies about this issue, and Mike's quote seemed very fair as per the market rate. I was happy with the work that was done, and with how Mike educated me about the issue, and what to look out for about the plumbing in my entire house in general. I certainly would contact Mike again for future plumbing tasks.
Hydro Tech Max Plumbing and DrainsHydro Tech Max Plumbing and Drains
Katherine S.
Great Job and for a fair price! I will definitely be calling again when I have any plumbing needs! I will also recommend him to family and friends!!
Star plumbing servicesStar plumbing services
Kim O.
Paul was great because he explained and showed me everything before he did it. I am a two time happy Tritan Plumbing customer this year!
Tritan PlumbingTritan Plumbing
Kevin C.
I have my water heater replaced by Zubr Plumbing. He is very professional and get the work done within couple hours, at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend!
Zubr Plumbing Inc.Zubr Plumbing Inc.
Bill T.
Tom was very pleasant and went right to work. He replaced four shut off valves in less than an hour and left the room as clean as it was when he arrived. I will use him again for future plumbing projects and highly recommend his company
Affordable handymanAffordable handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Our plumbing job turned into a nightmare of one thing leading to another, clearly due to the original plumbers installation errors many years ago. Tim had a number of good suggestions on how to resolve the problems and stuck with it until he cleanly resolved everything to our complete satisfaction..
DuPage Home Service, Inc.DuPage Home Service, Inc.
Dan W.
Talked to Will at 11:00; he was here by 1:00 and done by 3:00-same day! He was great finishing my project, explained what he was doing and was reasonably priced. I will go to him when I need plumbing. Terrific job! You'd be smart to hire him.
Star plumbing servicesStar plumbing services
Matthew B.
Our backyard faucet wouldn't turn off. Al showed up that afternoon with his apprentice and diagnosed the problem quickly. He made an extra trip to the local Menards to get the right part for the faucet. He was courteous and professional, and I will contact him again if I have any other future plumbing issues.
Plumbing Management ServicesPlumbing Management Services
Jenna T.
Al from Plumbing Management Services quoted me a price Thursday morning for my issue but then I had a friend offer to come help if I rented the tool from Home Depot. I attempted to rent said tool but never got it, the friend never responded after work, and I came home from work to 2 inches of standing water and soaked carpets. I called Plumbing Management Services at 7:40pm, Al picked up immediately and agreed to come out at 9pm. He showed up right on time, fixed my issue for the quoted price even tho it was after 9pm and then went above and beyond. He was awesome and courteous and friendly and professional and I definitely will recommend him to everyone. Thanks Al!
Plumbing Management ServicesPlumbing Management Services
Katherine H.
Will answered as soon as I called, came right out, found the problem and gave us an estimate. He asked if we would want it done today, picked up the new faucet and had it installed very quickly! WOW! Great job and so nice and informative! He knew exactly what the problem was and quickly fixed it!. We will be using Star Plumbing again and passing on his name to friends! Thanks Will!
Star plumbing servicesStar plumbing services
Bob M.
Phil was the best. He was very easy to communicate with. He responds very quickly and showed up when he said he would. Phil works efficiently and is very professional. Phil installed a new water heater for me at a very reasonable price. It is very difficult to find a plumber that does a great job and doesnt cost a fortune. I would definitely hire Phil again for any future plumbing needs. All around a great guy.
RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.
Robert G.
Chris was great! He was super fast responding to my job posting on thumbtack. Very punctual and professional. The job would've taken me a whole day, and he completed it in 2 hours. And I'm considered handy (just not a plumber). He used the best parts (which I requested) and the price for the entire job was extremely reasonable. I am very happy with Chris and Speedy Plumbing Solutions. I would totally use him again for any different problems that occur, and recommend him to my family and friends.
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
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