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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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
Tina R.
The whole experience was great. The plumber explained ever to me and if there was more needed or an extra cost. The job was done per the quote. ASAP Plumbing will be called again for all my plumbing needs! Thank you.
ASAP plumbingASAP plumbing
Adrianna S.
Great and fast service! Highly recommend Damian for any plumbing problem!
Middie S.
Chris was very responsive and did an amazing job. I would recommend ASAP plumbing!
ASAP plumbingASAP plumbing
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
Merna I.
I highly recommend star plumbing services. Work was done quickly & effectively and he was very easy to work with.
Star plumbing servicesStar plumbing services
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
Josh L.
Chris responded quickly and was very efficient. Got the work I needed done and was very friendly. Would recommend to anyone needing help with their plumbing project.
Smooth Flow PlumbingSmooth Flow Plumbing
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
Hari M.
I would highly recommend ASAP Plumbing. Chris provided a honest quote and installed a hot water heater the next day. The ASAP team were professional and performed excellent work.
ASAP plumbingASAP plumbing
Shashi N Kinjal P.
Volodymyr is very punctual, honest and professional. He gave me a fair quote for toilet replacement. He went above and beyond with with service. I recommend him for all kind of plumbing work.
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
Wilma R.
Tony was great! He responded to my request within minutes and had my kitchen faucet replaced within an hour and the cost was very affordable. Tony was also very professional. I would recommend him if you ever have any plumbing issues.
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
Euro Pro RenovationEuro Pro Renovation
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
Anupam B.
He was a pleasure working with Volodymyr. I explained him the issue of water licking and he took a look and explained what was causing and fixed the issue. He has also given a lot of valuable information. I will definitely reach out to him in future if I face any other plumbing issue and would highly recommend him for his great professionalism.
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
Sophie R.
The valves/pipes under the bathroom sinks were replaced in preparation for a bathroom countertop install. Chris was fast, professional and completed the job with perfection. Chris is knowledgeable and answered all of my questions about new products that are available, the pricing is very fair and he is highly experienced. I am reaching out to him again for new toilet installation throughout the house, I highly recommend him for all plumbing, installation and repairs.
Speed Plumbing SolutionsSpeed Plumbing Solutions
Richard G.
I had a plumbing issue with a shower valve that I thought would require considerable time, effort, and money because the fix could have been far reaching (i.e. open a wall and replace valve and pipes). However Anselmo was able to perform the needed repair without requiring larger changes. He actually fixed what I thought was a lost cause. 😀👍It saved time and he charged a great price. I typically avoid plumbers, but I have added him to my contacts list. I highly recommend him.
Varoli Pro ( Varoli Enterprises LLC)Varoli Pro ( Varoli Enterprises LLC)
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)
Euro Pro RenovationEuro Pro Renovation
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