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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 Overland Park plumbers
Jason M.
I would highly recommend J.C.S Plumbing. John was great to work with! He fixed both my plumbing issues with no problems. He was very knowledgeable and all the work was done in a very professional manner.
J.C.S. Plumbing LLCJ.C.S. Plumbing LLC
Bruce F.
I had the best possible experience with Kelley Plumbing. Extremely knowledgeable, courteous, professional and practical. I absolutely will call Kelley for any plumbing work in the future. Best I have ever worked with.
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast to help with a plumbing issue! Will definitely hire again!
Rescue 1 ConstructionRescue 1 Construction
Greg B.
Sean did a great job! Will recommend him for any Plumbing jobs
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Miles F.
Kelley plumbing did a great, honest, cost conscious job for us!
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Mike E.
Quick response and service. Would definitely recommend for any plumbing work.
Pederson's PlumbingPederson's Plumbing
Amanda h.
Great experience, he went above and beyond to solve all my plumbing needs! Highly recommended!
Denise W.
Anthony from Sewer Surgeons traced and resolved a very perplexing plumbing issue. I will use this company again!
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Michelle G.
Very pleased with B&L Plumbing. I am recommending to anyone who will listen!! Price was reasonable!! Thank you
B&L Plumbing Service, Inc.B&L Plumbing Service, Inc.
Kenneth V.
Peterson Plumbing was on time, completed the work quickly, and was very professional throughout the repair process. I will definitely use this service for future needs.
Pederson's PlumbingPederson's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Had a regulator valve and expansion tank added to my house. Aundre was attentive with communication, showed up as scheduled, and did quality plumbing work at a fair price.
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Jen P.
Austin's work and value really are as great as the reviews describe. Fast, friendly, affordable work. He will be the first call I make whenever I have a plumbing need in the future.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Stacey F.
I will absolutely use this same company for any future plumbing needs...also will refer anytime someone asks for a plumber!! He stayed in constant contact with me, quoted a fair price, cleaned any mess and did fantastic work!!
Dave a.
Dayton replaced two shutoff valves and two coupling joints in our water line including the master valve and exterior water supply valve. He was prompt, very professional, and self-confidant in his ability to fix our problem. His extremely conscientious nature was demonstrated in his showing us areas for concern down the road. Although Dayton’s cost estimate seemed a bit higher than I imagined, further research demonstrated Pierpoint’s price/value proposition to me. I will be calling on Pierpoint Plumbing to address our future plumbing needs.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Melik E.
Austin was very fast responding to my request and finished the job quickly. As far as pricing goes, he was not out of his mind like some other plumbers. I would definitely call him back for my next plumbing project.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Ken M.
I had Sean install a replacement water heater in my basement. From the initial contact through the end of the job he was extremely responsive and professional. He clearly takes pride in his work. I will definitely look to Kelley Plumbing again.
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Jeff S.
Guys were great to work with. Obvious that they new what they were doing. Went out of the way to work with hot water distributor to get them to exchange our in warranty failed hot water heater. Will plan to use Sean & his crew for all of our plumbing needs!!
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Luca C.
Bob was very responsive, punctual, and replaced the old and leaky garbage disposer with a new one with minimal interruptions to our house activities. His job was flawless and his attitude was great. It was the second time he had taken care of plumbing issues for us and we highly recommend him.
Kdp plumbingKdp plumbing
Keri D.
I highly recommend Plumbed to Perfection. Kevin did a great job on the 3 projects we had for him; replacing a toilet, garbage disposal and bathroom fan. I’m happy to know he’s available should we need other work done. We’ll use him again!
Plumbed 2 PerfectionPlumbed 2 Perfection
Irfan B.
Sean and his assist replaced my kitchen faucet, replaced two outside faucets and hooked up steam hoses to washer and dryer. I am very satisfied with the quality of work. I recommend Sean highly for any plumbing related job and will definitely hire him again in future.
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Megan D.
I can’t say enough good things about Kevin and his service! He was professional and HONEST, helped me fix my plumbing problems and gave me advice on how to prevent in the future. I would recommend him to anyone and he’s my go to plumber moving forward!!
Plumbed 2 PerfectionPlumbed 2 Perfection
Brad J.
I had a number of companies come out to give bids to remove our 50 gallon water heater and to replace it with a tankless, and Pierpoint Plumbing gave a competitive bid and provided the best insight into creative ways we could get the job done. Dayton showed up on time on the day we had scheduled in advance and worked all day to get the job done. He was also kind and courteous and helped explain how to use the new hot water heater and didn't leave until he knew we were getting hot water throughout the house, even though it was late in the day. My wife and I had been looking for plumbers we can trust for awhile now, and we have found them with Pierpoint Plumbing.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Dan L.
I am very satisfied with the job Sewer Surgeon worked on our house' drainage clog issue. After I submitted the request on Thumbtack, Sewer Surgeon is the first to responded. The service man is very professional and nice. If I have other plumbing problems later, I will definitely think about Sewer Surgeon again.
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Sarah S.
I had a leak in my basement due to a poorly installed wax ring. Kevin contacted me the same day and was able to fix the issue by the next day. He was great about explaining what the problem was and allowing me to ask questions. He kept the work area clean and finished the job quickly! I will definitely be using him going forward for any plumbing issues.
Plumbed 2 PerfectionPlumbed 2 Perfection
Spencer C.
Michael was a savior. After another plumbing company misdiagnosed the ceiling leak he came in and found multiple areas that could cause potential future leaks. He caulked and sealed around the tub, drains, and replaced the tub overflow along with some old corroded copper pipes. All of this was done for the same price as the other company wanted for the tub overflow alone. Oh and he provides a 1 year warranty on the labor. Needless to say I found my future plumber!
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