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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 Schaumburg plumbers
Scott F.
Mike was able to solve my plumbing issue of the phone. Will use him for all future plumbing projects.
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
Tom was great! He was very professional and answered all of our questions. I will definitely hire Restore Plumbing and Drain again if we have any other plumbing problems!
Restore Plumbing and DrainRestore Plumbing and Drain
Adrianna S.
Great and fast service! Highly recommend Damian for any plumbing problem!
Thumbtack Customer
Ron and his son Ronald from Remodeling Associates came to our home to repair a number of challenging plumbing issues. They were able to resolve all but one very professionally, timely, and at a reasonable price. For the one issue that needed more investigation, they were able to refer us to a professional who specialized in that specific type of plumbing problem. I would recommend Remodeling Associates for plumbing repairs and use them again should the need arise.
Remodeling AssociatesRemodeling Associates
Justin A.
Mike is a great plumber. He is responsive, honest, and does quality work. I will be using him for all of my future plumbing needs.
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Shashi N Kinjal P.
He's super quick. Installed water heater in less than 1 hour. Very professional work and fair pricing. I recommend Wayne for any kind of plumbing work
W. Trapp PlumbingW. Trapp Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Ron was an experienced and patient. He did explain me in detail about the mechanics. I liked working with pros like Ron who gives step by step process for fixing the plumbing. I would definitely hire him again in the future.
Remodeling AssociatesRemodeling Associates
Ananth Kumar T.
The leakage came up suddenly and when I searched for plumbing solutions Chris appeared on Thumbtack. I called him immediately and he responded very quickly. He understood the issue well and came to help within an hour. His approach was very professional and he also helped us identify other issues with leakages. Finally he fixed the leakage issue by installing new pipeline. He was very patient and polite to answer all our questions. Pricing was also reasonable (I feel), for the effort he put in and the work he has done. I will definitely recommend him for any plumbing needs.
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
Nathan W.
Mike arrived within a couple of hours of contacting him and had my clogged kitchen sink fixed within minutes. He cleaned up afterwards and gave me some useful tips on how to handle minor plumbing issues myself. Top notch!
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Ruwan J.
Salvo came and gave a quote and scheduled a time to do the work. Then showed up on time and did the job nicely. Another plumber gave a quote less than him but I picked Salvo since he lives close by. I recommend Salvo for plumbing work. -Ruwan
ISA Euro ConstructionISA Euro Construction
Murugan G.
Mike responded quickly and stop by in very short notice. He wore a mask and shoe coverings. He has great experience and best plumber! Replaced our old broken spigot, I will be using him for my future plumbing needs and I would highly recommend him!!
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Lucid A.
Mike did a great job fixing a toilet and improving the water pressure on the kitchen faucet. He explained what he was doing, the options available to resolve the issues. He was very prompt and responsive throughout the entire process. I would definitely hire Mike again for Amy plumbing needs.
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Jordan M.
Mike was very quick to fix my issue to lower my drain line in the kitchen after installing a new sink that threw off all my plumbing! He came to my house equipped with a mask, gloves and shoe coverings. I’ll be using him again if I have any future issues. Thanks, Mike!
Mike The PlumberMike The Plumber
Kook H.
I would like to thank Mr. Trapp for installing my water heater. I noticed him about this job the same morning and he was willing to pick up the water heater for me and install it within a matter of few hours. Thanks to him, I don’t have 29 years old water heater anymore. I plan to contact him for any future plumbing work.
W. Trapp PlumbingW. Trapp Plumbing
Paul G.
Damian is very professional and skilled in his craft. We hired him for power rodding our tub and sink. After completing the project, he ran the water in the tub and in the sink to show us that it is now draining properly. He also inspected all of the pipes that are located in the crawl space and noticed a leaking toilet. Upon further inspection, he fixed the toilet by replacing the needed plumbing. He also mentioned to me some other things that he noticed in the crawl space that should be addressed, as a courtesy. We will be sure to keep his information because good plumbers, who care about their customers, are hard to find. I will recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you, Damian, for your help!
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to have my “old” garbage disposal removed as it was leaking. Salvo responded quickly and the price he quoted me was very competitive. Some plumbers wanted twice or even three times as much for this job. Salvo came out to my house the very next day. He not only removed my garbage disposal but upon inspection of the pipes, he replaced all of them and did not want to charge me extra for it. Everything looks great now. Salvo also lays tiles and I will be sure to call him when I need new tiles in my kitchen and bathrooms. Salvo is a true professional and treats his customers with utmost respect. He cares about his work and about his customers. I would highly recommend Salvo to anyone with any plumbing needs. Thank you Salvo for your help! Paul G. (Schaumburg)
ISA Euro ConstructionISA Euro Construction
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