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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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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 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.

Reviews for Buffalo Grove plumbers
Mike K.
Michael took care of a plumbing leak, they were quick, clean and punctual. Highly recommend!
MPT Plumbing IncMPT Plumbing Inc
Sean P.
Had an emergency on a Sunday and Gino came out and was able to quickly fix the plumbing issue.
Excellent plumbing inc.Excellent plumbing inc.
Brad M.
Chris was great. Polite, helpful and very neat. I plan on using his services for all plumbing needs!
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
Prakarsh G.
Highly recommend Mike for your plumbing needs. He is very transparent and professional which gives you a lot of confidence. He gave us the right advice for our situation.
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Queen O.
Great company. I left a request for sewer line cleaning and TempCare performed the service same day with financing options. Very clean and professional service. I definitely recommend TempCare for any plumbing needs.
Grand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air ConditioningGrand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Robert S.
Konstantin is very professional and responsive. He has been out to my home twice. He repaired my bathtub drain and replaced a garbage disposal. He knows what he is doing and gets right to work. He is very friendly and personable as well. I highly recommend Emergency Plumbing services.
EMERGENCY PLUMBINGEMERGENCY PLUMBING
Roman S.
Sergei was excellent. He does business with a rare combination of the highest quality, great value, and respecting clients' schedule. He did all the plumbing for my townhouse renovation. New kitchen layout and 2.5 bathrooms. Sergei recommended the best possible options for relocating pipes, which helped me to eliminate some walls and partitions. All the work was done right, which helped with inspections going smoothly. He also respected the mutually agreed schedule and was flexible enough to accommodate some of the changes, which helped me to meet my timeline. Finally, I feel I paid an honest price. Sergei will be my go-to plumber for all the future renovations. Highly recommend.
Zubr Plumbing Inc.Zubr Plumbing Inc.
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