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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 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.

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?

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 Brockton plumbers
Steven f.
I use Frankie‘a plumbing
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was quick to respond. Pleased with his work. Will mostly likely call on him again for future plumbing needs.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Fritzar C.
Responsive and good quality work at a good price. Will def hire again for all my plumbing needs. Thank you so much.
Fontaine DrainFontaine Drain
Ronald C.
Mr Madden came in and assessed the problem, explained it to me, charged a fair price, and fixed the problem. I highly recommend mr Madden for any plumbing work you may have
Madden Home ServicesMadden Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Done same day and he worked with me on timing. Project came out better than expected. Would absolutely hire again next time a plumbing need came up.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Robert J.
Eric did a great job installing water pipes to my new vanity. He also replaced my tub drain and shower fixtures. I recommend Eric for your next plumbing job.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Charlie P.
I want thank marvis for doing a wonderful job in my kitchen he fixed the leak under my sink he was very professional and friendly i'll be calling him in a future if I have any plumbing problems
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Deborah S.
Paul came to my house the same day I contacted him. He also fixed my broken sink pipe when he got here! That’s the quickest service I ever got! He was very nice too! He also wore a mask the whole time. If I need any plumbing work done again I will definitely call Paul! Excellent work! Thank you again Paul!
Mann Plumbing & HeatingMann Plumbing & Heating
Teresa B.
Had a leak from my 3rd floor tub. Thanks to Franks quick response and coming out within 2 hours I was able to save myself a hole in my ceiling and hundreds of dollars. He found the source (tub drain seal)and did everything he could to avoid cutting a hole. His price was extremely reasonable given the fact he came out on an urgent call. Some plumbers were requesting $125 just to show up. I would recommend him for any of your plumbing needs. He was professional, knowledgeable, punctual, and fair.
Frankie Drain ServicesFrankie Drain Services
Thumbtack Customer
Marvis arrived on time and identified himself as a pro plumber and presented his id. He came ready and immediately knows what to do. This guy is so patient, he fixed my water heater for more than 3 hours and even went back again (about 20 minutes after he left) when i called to check a minor issue... The next day he called me to follow up if everything is working well. He did an excellent job! i will definitely hire him again for our future plumbing services.
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Patricia S.
I’m late writing this review but I highly recommend Quality Deluxe. The entire team - from the Office Admin to Erick and his crew, Drew and Nathan - they are all very friendly, professional and knowledgeable and have awesome customer service skills. They really know what they are doing. I renovated my house and needed to address plumbing and gas stove issues in my kitchen. Erick came, saw and gave me a reasonable estimate. Most of the work was done very quickly. Then, I had some delays because of other remodeling issues I had to address before they could finish the job. Their Admin Team worked with me in rescheduling a few appointments. They were so flexible with me. When I was finally ready to complete the project, they came back immediately. Drew and Nathan worked extra hard in stalling my Dishwasher that apparently was the only type of DW that does not have a side option to install, and I couldn’t install it any other way because of my countertops. These guys found a way to install it correctly anyway. My gas stove was installed quickly and what I really appreciate about them is the care they had with my new floors and countertops. They even cleaned up after finishing the work. You don’t see this very often! Then, a few days later, because my house has some funky plumbing installations, I called Erick to figure out why I was hearing some weird noises from the sink. In less than 24 hours, they were back and fixed the problem right away. I really appreciate their responsiveness and the fact that they took the time to explain what was going on and how to address these issues. If you’re looking for a Team that will get the job done without any hassle, and are very courteous and knowledgeable, look no further. This is your Dream Team! Thank you Erick and Crew!
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
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