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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 Jeffersontown plumbers
JULIUS R.
PlumbCrazy is Awesome! Prices are Great! Work is Spectacular! If I Ever need plumbing service again, I Won't Hesitate to CALL PlumbCrazy!! My plumbing issue was Resolved Quickly!! 😊 😊
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Shannon K.
Great quick service from PlumbCrazy. We will definitely use them again for any plumbing issues we may have!
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Susan P.
I can't thank you all enough for helping my mom out with her plumbing!! Her first estimate was $2000 (Buffet Plumbing) and my mom paid PlumbCrazy Services a "fourth of that"!!!! I wish I could have chosen all the positive responses, instead of 3. Definitely would refer my family and friends to PlumbCrazy Services!!! Again, Thank you so much 🙏❤️
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Benjamin L.
Plumb Crazy is simply the best of the best very professional courteous and they get the job done no matter what it takes. I strongly recommend you won't be disappointed.
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Ja’Quon A.
Absolutely dependable company, they tackled my needs within a day and excited the job with no issues. Very thankful for those guys and will reach out to them for any plumbing needs.
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T'Andra S.
I had several plumbing issues..Deb's repaired my water line, then worked out a plan to repair the remaining issues that we both agreed on..very professional and will highly recommend
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Cindy M.
Unbelievable service. I canNOT say enough about the quality and experience of this plumber. He went above and beyond with getting the job completed. I’ve never been happier with plumbing service than this experience.
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Gregory P.
Im so happy I picked Debs Plumbing for my project. They replied quickly when I ask for a quote and the project was done in ONE DAY! I had them assemble and install a work-sink and a ice water line on a new fridge. They were very professional and left the work area spotless. I was so happy with the work that Im going to have them install a walk-in shower has well. I prices was very competitive. you can not go wrong with DEBS Plumbing.
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Jamie H.
I contacted John today about my plumbing issue and had a response quickly. He was able to come the same day and took only 15 minutes to complete the job. I would highly recommend him.
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Laura K.
I had to have a reset of the flushing mechanism of a "vintage" Kohler toilet. All indications were that it was complex and difficult to perform. It was tackled and finished quickly, professionally and I am thrilled to recommend him for any plumbing needs!
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Did what he promised, quoted me a fair price on work. Answered all my questions, has good work knowledge. Worked quickly to get the job done. I recommend him to anyone with plumbing problems. Satisfied customer.
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Robert D.
Great service, great prices, great people. We had a plumbing nightmare. I looked around for a smaller independent Mom and Pop type company instead of a corporation. I hit the jackpot when I found Plumb Crazy. I got fast, friendly, honest service. They gave me a very fair estimate. Due to my work schedule I had to schedule the work a day later. When Ron came back to make the repair, things had gotten worse. I explained it all to him, and he went to work. He done a great job, way beyond my expectations. The only price difference from the original estimate was to give me a discount. I truly felt like I made new friends that gave me a deal because they are in the plumbing business. Thank you Ron and Adrian, You two are the best. I owe you some BBQ, Jay & Lucy Diehl Smokin J's BBQ
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Maryann A.
I am very pleased with the work Ron did for me. I'm glad I found him on this app and will hire him for any future plumbing issues. He is very knowledgeable in his trade, reasonable in his price, courteous, and prompt. Couldn't ask for better.
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Amy W.
So glad I chose to work with Cover All! Perry was great to work with. He was very responsive, easy to contact, and very flexible with scheduling. He took care of the plumbing issue in no time at all. Would highly recommend him to others and would be happy to contact him again for another repair.
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Mary W.
Plumb Crazy came out immediately, fixed the problem, were very careful with the surrounding property and cleaned up after themselves so that there was no evidence they had even been there. They were professional and courteous and helped with the proper paperwork to file with the local water company. The phone receptionist was the most pleasant I have spoken to in years. Hire them; they're good people.
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Derik P.
This company is awesome! We had them come out for some main water line issues and because of their work and who they are as people, we are using them for any plumbing issues we encounter. Fair prices and explanation on everything they do, makes you comfortable with knowing that they believe in what they do. I highly recommend and I look forward to working with them again.
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David A.
Anthony has done several plumbing jobs for us now and he's pretty much the first person we'll ever reach out to going forward. He's made himself available on short notice over after holiday, he's on time, and he does exceptional work for a very fair price. We appreciate his help and will seek it out again in the future!
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Thumbtack Customer
Jesse did a great job of replacing two outdoor spigots. The job required re-routing the water lines inside the house to accommodate the new spigots. As such, the final cost was higher than the initial quote due to the additional plumbing work. He also replaced a water line shut off valve that was stuck. Jesse worked quickly and efficiently. He is a very high energy worker. Although the cost was higher than anticipated it was still very reasonable given the hours required and work involved.
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Mary L.
We just moved to a new home and John took out an old stinky garbage disposal, also replaced the plumbing under the kitchen sink for us. He provided a very reasonable quote and set up our appointment in a timely and responsive manner. Upon arrival he was courteous and respectful, and did a great job efficiently. While he was here John even provided us with invaluable advice on how to handle a few other issues we had around the house. Good experience, good people. Would definitely recommend John for all your maintenance needs!
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