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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 Ashburn plumbers
Hamlet S.
Very satisfied with this company. Gabriel was very responsive and professional. He took care of the plumbing issue very quickly. I will hire him again for future plumbing challenges.
Cosio’s Plumbing ServicesCosio’s Plumbing Services
Lok-Mon C.
EZ plumbing was great! They came on time and replaced my undermount sink quickly. Will recommend to others.
ZD Plumbing 0620ZD Plumbing 0620
Mike L.
Excellent, professional, and very thorough. We will be using his services again in the near future for some replacement and maintenance plumbing issues.
Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.Right Time Rooter and Plumbing Services Inc.
Charles S.
I can’t speak highly enough about the professionalism and super work quality of ZD Plumbing. I’ll use nobody else ever.
ZD Plumbing 0620ZD Plumbing 0620
Harmik M.
Great guy professional helpul and completely knowledgeable and all around helpful and cooperative and also very good advisor for preventive and necessary plumbing repairs and knowledge gained from long years of experience can definitely count in him to deliver as requested by you or if not possible offer even better solutions himself from home s 19 years of skills honed in the plumbing trade and craft.
Richard Plumbing and RooterRichard Plumbing and Rooter
Lauren g.
Had a great experience with the plumbing service. Was able to change out the faucet of the kitchen sink even though there were issues. Would definitely use again!
Pretzantzin's plumbingPretzantzin's plumbing
Zakia a.
Jesse was great! He did a very quick and efficient job with my shower drain. He was very knowledgeable and professional as well with plumbing etc. Thumbs up!!!
Miracle Plumbing and RooterMiracle Plumbing and Rooter
Kirk N.
Mark from Super Dave’s Plumbing did an excellent job! He was available next day, great workmanship, and very reasonable price. Would definitely use in the future.
Super Dave's Plumbing & RooterSuper Dave's Plumbing & Rooter
Dasie F.
Manny was great. He arrived at the scheduled time, was very friendly and explained step-by-step everything he was going to do. He fixed everything he said he would. He even went above and beyond and repaired another issue related to our original plumbing call when he saw it. His prices were very fair. The next time we have another plumbing issue...we will definitely be calling Manny again. - Highly recommend!!!
Allstar RooterAllstar Rooter
Thumbtack Customer
Rob was very prompt to respond when I needed him to take care of my plumbing issues asap. He did the job and did it right. The project is not over yet but so far so good! Thanks Rob!
DoneRite HandymanDoneRite Handyman
Nathan J.
Georgie did great work in my new home. The plumbing is old and there were a lot of unexpected challenges but he pushed through them all and did great work. Very friendly, communicative, and punctual. I plan to hire him again in the future.
Georgie Plumbing and HandymanGeorgie Plumbing and Handyman
Sarkis O.
After a very bad experience with another plumber, I contacted EZ plumbing. What a great experience! They were extremely professional, punctual and most importantly got the job done right. Would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them highly.
ZD Plumbing 0620ZD Plumbing 0620
Alan M.
Mario was great! He responded quickly. Came out immediately to resolve our jammed disposal (within two hours of my posting the job). He was very personable and professional and even gave us a plumbing tip to resolve the problem if it occurs again without having to call a plumber! Five stars! Thank you!
The Drain ChiefThe Drain Chief
Kareem M.
Mario and his partner were great. They responded very quickly to my project post. I posted at midnight and they came out at 10 am the next morning. Mario explained exactly what he would do. Very professional experience. I would hire Drain Chief again in a heartbeat for any plumbing needs!
The Drain ChiefThe Drain Chief
Bryan o.
I found Gabriel and Cosio's plumbing on Thumbtack when searching for an emergency plumber. He was quick to respond an went out the same day to resolve the problem. Because of his quick response, fair prices, and professional service I've continued to use him for various projects at several of our properties and have always had great service. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fair reliable plumber.
Cosio’s Plumbing ServicesCosio’s Plumbing Services
Mark T.
Jose and his crew did and excellent job on my backyard plumbing. I contacted him for a free estimate and he was able to come the next morning and see the property. He gave a great price and was able to start the very next day. I had new irrigation pipes installed for sprinklers. Everything looks great and they cleaned up the work area. I would highly recommended him for his quality and professionalism. I will call him again for future projects.
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
Sarkis O.
If I could give 0 stars I would! I have been using Thumbtack for several years with great results. I reached out to Miracle plumbing for a relatively small job, and scheduled an appointment for the next day. After several postponement, they cancelled for that day. The next day we scheduled it again for several days later and confirmed. The day before I reached out to confirm, but no response. On the morning of I again reached out, and was told they had overbooked again and will see if they could squeeze me in!!! This has to be my worst experience with any service provider ever.
Miracle Plumbing and RooterMiracle Plumbing and Rooter
Rebecca D.
JR Rooter did a terrific job replacing the valves and fixtures on my shower. He was professional and the price was very fair. The job was not easy--the plumbing in my nearly 90 year-old home and the fixtures are old. I wanted to retain the original appearance of the shower and fixtures. JR Rooter worked with me to figure out how that could be done. He and his crew arrived on time, completed the job as promised, and cleaned up afterward. He explained everything that they had done and ultimately charged me less than his estimate. I found him honest. I was pleased with the work and would hire him again.
J. R. Rooter & Plumbing, IncJ. R. Rooter & Plumbing, Inc
Dexie L.
Super Dave indeed. He not only came to the rescue by fixing the urgent problem of my leaking/cracked garbage disposal, but with his experienced eye (or x-ray vision, who knows?) he also anticipated potential problems waiting to happen with my antiquated cast iron kitchen plumbing. At first I was skeptical, but after several email exchanges with him, during which he patiently provided explanations and answers, I thought his pricing was reasonable since it came with an unconditional warranty on the parts and labor. Boy, was I wrong. His pricing was not reasonable... it was awesome! After he took out my problematic disposal and cut out the old pipes, I finally saw what his x-ray vision was seeing - both my kitchen pipes where over 50% blocked with gunk! If he hadn’t suggested to fix it, I probably would have ended up paying for a second visit in a few months (if not weeks), and having to deal with a kitchen emergency again. So in the end he ended up saving me another plumbing bill. Did I mention he also works super efficiently? Other than the sounds from cutting the pipes, he hardly made a sound and I was able to do some studying while he worked. Once he was done, he took all the junk parts with him and cleaned up his work area. I am embarrassed to say I think he left my kitchen cleaner than it was before he started. Lastly (I swear), Dave was tireless. He finished at 8pm and was still heading off to deal with another drain in distress (and with a smile, I might add). While I hope to never ever need a plumber again, I am glad to know I can call on Super Dave if I have to.
Super Dave's Plumbing & RooterSuper Dave's Plumbing & Rooter
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