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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 Palatine plumbers
Anita C.
Konstantin completed the job in a timely manner. I will use Emergency Plumbing for any future issues.
Linda S.
Thanks Speed Plumbing Solution. you helped me in a professional manner. the work was excellent and better than before.
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
Raji P.
Matt did asked me about the plumbing issue I was having and fixed it and now drain is working fine.
Grand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air ConditioningGrand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Alyssa W.
Outstanding gentleman. Highly recommended him. He did our plumbing work after my husband tempted too.
Chief’s Handyman ServicesChief’s Handyman Services
Hamzh A.
Greg was great and very informative. He got my spigot to work and inspected all the plumbing in my house and suggested future repairs.
Cid-Specialty Plumbing & contractingCid-Specialty Plumbing & contracting
Joshua G.
Highly recommend, Did a great job and offered many suggestions for future plumbing solutions and ways to stave off issues. Fantastic price and work.
BAUER PlumbingBAUER Plumbing
Dino G.
Giuseppe provided high quality work at a very affordable price , will definitely use Maranto’s sewer & water service again for my plumbing needs !
Maranto's Sewer & Water Services LLCMaranto's Sewer & Water Services LLC
Micah g.
Fantastic and worked quickly to resolve what ended up being a much larger plumbing issues. I appreciated his willingness to explain things to me
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Rich B.
Chris at Speed Plumbing bailed me out in a big way! It took him twice as long to drive out than the time he took to fix my pipe. Didn’t make a single unnecessary move, showed me how he was approaching the project, explained how to avoid it happening again, and charged me an absolutely minimum fee for his quality work and service. He made a point to use clean slippers while going through my house and cleaned up everything. All this in only 29 minutes time. Amazing! I will use no one else for my future plumbing needs. Why would I? Thanks Speed Plumbing!
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
Anita C.
My spigot needed to be replaced. Ben was very professional. He addressed my issue in a timely manner. I highly recommend him and will definitely contact him for any future plumbing issues.
ASAP plumbingASAP plumbing
Brien M.
I needed a plumber to get my sink connected and salvo when above and beyond. The did plumbing, made all connections, and even got electrician to connect dishwasher as didn’t have a plug. Great contractor and will use again for future needs.
Euro Pro RenovationEuro Pro Renovation
Thumbtack Customer
We had a few minor plumbing issues to fix - a toilet that had a broken seal, a sink lacking hot water, & a sink needing the removal of a water filtration system. Everything was fixed in one visit and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Remodeling AssociatesRemodeling Associates
Thumbtack Customer
I really appreciated the speedy service to install a new water heater on a weekend without extra cost. Gino and Alex were polite and very neat, everything was left just as it was found. I'm very happy with my new water heater and would use Ara's Plumbing again.
Excellent plumbing inc.Excellent plumbing inc.
Kelly C.
Excellent plumbing was able to make a service call to my house within hours of my request. They were punctual and professional. I appreciated their putting shoe covers on without being asked. Very polite and got the job done quickly. Emailed invoice and receipt right away. No issues so far, would recommend.
Excellent plumbing inc.Excellent plumbing inc.
Rich B.
Knows what he’s doing when it comes to plumbing. Knew what the problem was before removing the toilet and proved all my assumptions incorrect. Fixed my leak with the right part and was in and out in 30 minutes at a reasonable price. Would have liked a quote on the damage caused by the leak, but George sticks to what he does best.
George American PlumbingGeorge American Plumbing
Kim H.
Gary was great! He knew right away what the issue was with our humidifier and repaired it quickly. He was professional and personal. Our Siamese cat loved him:) Setting up the appointment was also easy. Julie was very responsive and helpful. We would definitely use a Grand Comfort again. 9/14/19 - We just had Grand Comfort out this weekend for a plumbing issue. There was a little miscommunication on the schedule, but Rafael made sure that it was taken care of with no problem at all. The work that was done was great, their customer service is excellent and they are very reasonable in price. They definitely make sure that their customers are happy and satisfied. Thank you Grand Comfort:)
Grand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air ConditioningGrand Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
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