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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. 

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 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 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?

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.
Reviews for Eastside plumbers
Christopher H.
Did excellent job of installing plumbing in my bathroom.
Performance Plumbing and RepairPerformance Plumbing and Repair
Jennie J.
New Beginning Plumbing was Excellent! Would highly recommend him.
New Beginning Plumbing incNew Beginning Plumbing inc
Thumbtack Customer
great guy came out and helped us with all our plumbing problems!
JJ
Marisa L.
We were pleased with his work and will call him again for any plumbing needs.
Dedi LLCDedi LLC
Brooke C.
Ray was very responsive, timely and polite. I would use him again for any plumbing needs.
Felton’s RAM Co. Repair & MaintenanceFelton’s RAM Co. Repair & Maintenance
Collin S.
Robert hooked up and connected sink plumbing. He is very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend working with Robert
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Davey M.
I would highly recommend Andreas for any plumbing repairs. He is responsive, does good work for a fair price.
AndreasAndreas
Devron G.
Ray was awesome! I will definitely hire him again for any plumbing services. He replaced my pipes inside my crawl space.
Felton’s RAM Co. Repair & MaintenanceFelton’s RAM Co. Repair & Maintenance
Alessandro M.
Bryan was quick to help and got the job done with no issue. He was very personable and highly recommend his service to anyone who needs plumbing assistance.
Performance Plumbing and RepairPerformance Plumbing and Repair
Tanesha C.
First, Thank you for your quick reply and prompt service. I called you came within a few hours as promised. Wright Plumbing did an excellent job with explaining the cause of the issue and what supplies were needed to get the job done. He is highly skillful, efficient, speedy, and very pleasant. I will definitely choose Wright Plumbing for my next project and you should too. Thanks again.
Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.
Jasmine A.
Great affordable service. Will definitely be using again for my plumbing needs. I needed a valve replaced and he was quick to respond and came out the very next day to complete the job.
Dedi LLCDedi LLC
Jessica D.
Austin responded very quickly to our request. Then he showed up on time & was very talented & professional. We highly recommend him & will not hesitate to hire him for future plumbing jobs.
Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.
Jielaan k.
I can't thank him enough for coming in a timely matter espicially when there is a plumbing issue that disrupts the household. He came when needed and did the work with high integrity at a reasonable price. Thanks again for your hard work.
Al’s Plumbing Services LLCAl’s Plumbing Services LLC
Justin F.
I can’t wait for him to start on my next flip. When I had to fire the first crew my man at D&O came in and took care of everything from plumbing work, to installing my tile floors.
D & O Handyman and Home Renovation Services LLCD & O Handyman and Home Renovation Services LLC
Kiera B.
He was flexible with the time. He did the job at a great price and if I ever need plumbing work again, He will be the first person I call. The job that I hire him for was two slow drains. One in the shower and one in the tub.
Robs Rapid RepairsRobs Rapid Repairs
Nina T.
Bryan was super nice, responsive, showed up on time, and was very knowledgeable. He was also super patient with me even though the logistics were a little tricky. Very happy with his work, I'd definitely recommend Performance Plumbing and Repair!
Performance Plumbing and RepairPerformance Plumbing and Repair
Alicia W.
Excellent service. Called the night before and he showed up on time and ready to work the next morning. Free estimate and didnt add on additional cost. I would definitely recommend him and will be calling for all my plumbing needs. 5+ stars
New Beginning Plumbing incNew Beginning Plumbing inc
Erdin R.
I needed someone to disconnect and reconnect plumbing on all my sinks for countertops change. I am glad I choose Mitchel with “Simplest of Services” to do the work. He disconnect all plumbing from sinks and came back after new countertops are installed and reconnect all sinks and help me with some electrical issues. He is extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Quality of work is 10 out of 10 with making sure after the work Is done everything works the way it supposed to work. I will definitely use Simplest of services again. I definitely recommending simplest of services to everyone.
Simplest of Services, LLC.Simplest of Services, LLC.
Emilio S.
Did an amazing job. Highly recommend this guy for any plumbing work. Took his time and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. Made sure everything was perfect. Made sure there was no pipes dripping water. Just great overall job and couldn’t be happier
Felton’s RAM Co. Repair & MaintenanceFelton’s RAM Co. Repair & Maintenance
Carol H.
Al is a true professional. He is knowledgeable in his trade. He was able to provide parts that were needed for my toilet replacement and his price was reasonable for a quality job. Thank you Al for helping me! I would definitely recommend him for any plumbing needs.
Al’s Plumbing Services LLCAl’s Plumbing Services LLC
Teresa h.
I recommend 100% Al plumbing he's been very good to us he repiped my house took him two weeks anything that we didn't like or went wrong Al stepped up and took care of it This man will work with you and get the job done Teresa Jacksonville FL
Al’s Plumbing Services LLCAl’s Plumbing Services LLC
Johnny T.
I called for a somewhat emergency service on a Saturday afternoon, Al responded immediately and showed up to my house within 20 minutes. He explained everything in details and a fair estimate. He provided an exceptional service from beginning to end. Highly recommended and I would definitely call Al for all future plumbing repairs.
Al’s Plumbing Services LLCAl’s Plumbing Services LLC
Shannon N.
He was very friendly and courteous! He did an excellent job of unclogging my shower drain❤️ He also fixed the bath tub drain that I broke sometime ago...he even went to Lowe’s! I would definitely hire Andreas for any plumbing needs. I trust in his work and you can too!!!
AndreasAndreas
Dana G.
Had a major leak under the lawn from a probable large broken pipe. (As per JEA). Al responded within the hour even though it was late in the day and worked well into the evening to fix the leak issue for me. He was extremely gracious, professional and accommodating. I will ALWAYS call Al for any plumbing issues that I may encounter in the future!!!
Al’s Plumbing Services LLCAl’s Plumbing Services LLC
Christa Q.
Mr. Austin responded to my post for help right away! I was under pressure with my job to have only the day to take care of my plumbing crisis. Mr. Austin did the work quickly & cleanly. He gave a 90 day labor guarantee. So we will see. But thankful to have problem fixed in 1 day
Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.Wright Trades of N.E. Fl.
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