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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 Aurora plumbers
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
Sharleen D.
Responded right away. Provided notice when they were on their way and came on time. Very professional and will be using them for any future plumbing needs.
RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.
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
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
Nizamm U.
Tony is a wonderful guy, he replaced 3 toilets at my home with ease and quick without any mess. Would recommend him for any kind of plumbing jobs
Vladimir G.
Honest guys, professional and down to earth. Explained the process step by step and did not leave until everything was done right. Took my (plumbing) headache and made it go away.
Euro Pro RenovationEuro Pro Renovation
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.
Srinivas r.
He did great work and I'll use him again for all plumbing needs. I've even relayed his info to my mom, who was also looking for a good plumber.
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
Wendy R.
Phil was exceptional. He went above & beyond my expectations, going so far as to leave to purchase a part with no cost to me. His knowledge and customer service skills shows his dedication to his craft and was so appreciated. I would recommend him to anyone who may be in need of plumbing services, Wendy
RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.RootBusters Plumbing and sewer drain cleaning inc.
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.
Christina L.
Will was great!! More than great actually! He responded very quickly to my message. After talking about my plumbing issue, he knew right away what the problem more than likely was and gave a reasonable quote. He was able to come out to my home quickly and fixed the issue. He cleaned up and explained what happened. I would highly recommend using Will and I will definitely be using Will again if needed! Thank you so much!!!
Star plumbing servicesStar plumbing services
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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