Find a plumber near you

Find a plumber near you

11 near you

Find a plumber near you

11 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 7 Plumbers near you

Q & A

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 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.

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?

Reviews for plumbers
Lauren D.
Best Bay Plumbing was very responsive and punctual. They were helpful in thoroughly investigating our plumbing issues.
Best Bay Plumbing & RooterBest Bay Plumbing & Rooter
Thumbtack Customer
Ronnie, perfect plumber. Courteous, professional, thorough. Hire him. I know I will for all my plumbing needs.
Bright Ideas Plumbing and RooterBright Ideas Plumbing and Rooter
Susie D.
Nothing but great things to say about our experience with troy. Super efficient and quality work. Very friendly and should I have the need for any other plumbing work to be done I would absolutely use him again!!
Troy’s PlumbingTroy’s Plumbing
Leslie P.
Marco was absolutely fantastic. He’s a great communicator, arrived on time, completed the job much faster than I anticipated, and my water filter unit is working perfectly. I highly recommend him! I know I’ll use him again if I need another plumbing job. :)
Marco's PlumbingMarco's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Experienced, articulate, helpful. He detailed what he was going to do, and adjusted to working with the city to turn off the building water in order to execute the plumbing job. He worked well with the tenants of the rental property, was very careful in his work and very professional. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a plumber.
K&M Handyman ServicesK&M Handyman Services
Sunil P.
Aaron is truly a master plumber who has an incredibly thorough knowledge of his craft, the latest trends and technology especially as he helped guide me through an exterior tankless water heater install with a recirculating pump. He picked up my call super late when there was some running water on a fixture that was not tightened properly by GC and I was glad I am doing my finish work on this remodel with Aaron and his team. He powered through this and he might not have known that I really needed a good result here as we close out this remodel - he got us nearly instantaneous super hot water and went above and beyond and for that I am very grateful. We have some other smaller plumbing projects that I am looking forward to finishing with him - you quickly get the feeling that Aaron is able to take your plumbing woes away and there is a tremendous value proposition that he brings. I appreciate that he is unflappable and is not as excitable as myself and that actually put me at ease from the outset. A++ highly recommend and if you get a chance to work with them, you will understand more clearly what advantages and level of security working with a master plumber who stands by his work brings. Many thanks!!
Aaron’s Plumbing & RooterAaron’s Plumbing & Rooter
Arifa N.
For this job Omar came within 20 minutes of my job posting. We had a difficult situation with installing our window blinds because they were not the perfect for within windows. He came up with the smartest solution that we didn't think initially. That saved us time and work and blinds look better than before. He gladly agreed to finish some other work around the house within the same hour too. We ended up hiring for our plumbing job as well. He excelled in that as well. We are planning to hire him for our floor installation too.
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why you should hire a plumber

Plumbing installation and repairs often need a professional. Find the best plumbers in your area on Thumbtack who can install new pipes and are available for emergency water leaks and repairs. Read reviews from past clients, check out their job experience and ask for a cost estimate.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.