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3. Best Bay Plumbing & Rooter
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Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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Plumbing Pipe Repair

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack

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I hired Abel to replace two water heaters in my duplex. When I called him, he came out within the hour. Assessed the situation and made his suggestions to what would be the best path to take. In this case the heaters were old. One was not working, so it was best to replace both. I asked when he could do it. He answered "tomorrow". I was like "wow!" I have several rentals and to get anyone out to do work is next to impossible! It always seems people are a week out or more. Abel came out the next day with two new heaters and installed them. As he was turning off the water for one unit, he noticed the pipes were pretty rusty and recommended replacing them. Thank goodness he said something because that could have been a flood disaster! I will use Best Bay Plumbing for all my plumbing needs! Thanks Abel!See more
I hired Abel to replace two water heaters in my duplex. When I called him, he came out within the hour. Assessed the situation and made his suggestions to what would be the best path to take. In this case the heaters were old. One was not working, so it was best to replace both. I asked when he could do it. He answered "tomorrow". I was like "wow!" I have several rentals and to get anyone out to do work is next to impossible! It always seems people are a week out or more. Abel came out the next day with two new heaters and installed them. As he was turning off the water for one unit, he noticed the pipes were pretty rusty and recommended replacing them. Thank goodness he said something because that could have been a flood disaster! I will use Best Bay Plumbing for all my plumbing needs! Thanks Abel!
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7. Sovereignty Plumbing
Exceptional 5.0

(7)

Exceptional 5.0

(7)

Plumbing Pipe Repair

Offers remote services
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
I contacted Jacob to replace a leaking water heater and to install a new shower and faucet. Within a few minutes, he responded to my inquiry and we were able to schedule a consultation the following day. Upon thorough inspection, Jacob recommended possible options of replacing individual water heater parts to replacing the heater with a new unit, but it was decided a new water heater would be the better option. I also asked him about the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional water heater versus a tankless water heater. He was extremely patient and informative in comparing the two units, and after making an informed decision, the decision to install a tankless water unit was chosen. Jacob returned, a couple days later and removed the damaged water heater and replaced it with a tankless water heater. My wife was amazed at how clean Jacob maintained his work area and how little space the tankless water heater required His work quality and attention to detail were impeccable. Not only did he replace the water heater, he made sure that the new unit connected seamlessly with a solar water heater system connected to our swimming pool. He came back the following day to ensure no leaks were present and decided to install a part to maintain proper water pressure in the pipes. The installation of the shower unit was a breeze. Choosing Sovereignty Plumbing was a positive experience. Jacob was punctual and courteous. He was in constant contact with me and explained why he was doing certain procedures throughout the installation process. His professionalism and work ethic were greatly appreciated and will use his services again for other plumbing projects. Sovereignty Plumbing is highly recommended!See more
I contacted Jacob to replace a leaking water heater and to install a new shower and faucet. Within a few minutes, he responded to my inquiry and we were able to schedule a consultation the following day. Upon thorough inspection, Jacob recommended possible options of replacing individual water heater parts to replacing the heater with a new unit, but it was decided a new water heater would be the better option. I also asked him about the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional water heater versus a tankless water heater. He was extremely patient and informative in comparing the two units, and after making an informed decision, the decision to install a tankless water unit was chosen. Jacob returned, a couple days later and removed the damaged water heater and replaced it with a tankless water heater. My wife was amazed at how clean Jacob maintained his work area and how little space the tankless water heater required His work quality and attention to detail were impeccable. Not only did he replace the water heater, he made sure that the new unit connected seamlessly with a solar water heater system connected to our swimming pool. He came back the following day to ensure no leaks were present and decided to install a part to maintain proper water pressure in the pipes. The installation of the shower unit was a breeze. Choosing Sovereignty Plumbing was a positive experience. Jacob was punctual and courteous. He was in constant contact with me and explained why he was doing certain procedures throughout the installation process. His professionalism and work ethic were greatly appreciated and will use his services again for other plumbing projects. Sovereignty Plumbing is highly recommended!

Q & A

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 often do you clean a septic tank?

For homeowners with a septic system, it’s important to have a regular septic cleaning schedule. To protect ground and drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends residential septic cleaning every three years. Many septic system companies state that you can maintain a healthy system with regular septic cleanings every three to five years. In addition to cleaning, a septic tank inspection once a year will uncover problems and can save you thousands in cleanup and repair.

When waste goes into your septic system, it separates into three parts. The solids (sludge) drop to the bottom, wastewater floats in the middle, and a layer of scum rises to the top. Regularly scheduled cleanings prevent the sludge in your septic tank from building up and clogging your tank, leading to an overflow. Pricing for a standard septic cleaning ranges between $200 and $500, with the national average cost at $315. It’s easier, more cost-effective, and better for your home health to keep your septic tank maintained.

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. 

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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