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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 Lynn plumbers
Richard L.
Kenny did an amazing job installing the plumbing for my new sink.
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Ludgy C.
So glad I found Filipe. He was able to do the plumbing for our gas dryer and vent it outside. No more laundromat for us for a while. Filipe is professional and does good quality work. Hire Filipe for your next plumbing job.
Duty Connections CorpDuty Connections Corp
Anthony L.
I had an excellent experience with Rafa’s plumbing services. They were very flexible with my schedule and showed up prompt, at a time that worked for me. They were hired to install a new vanity and toilet. Job was completed efficiently and came out great. Would highly recommend using them for your plumbing needs.
Flex Plumbing servicesFlex Plumbing services
Zara E.
Canyon and his team were very professional and knowledgeable!! Their price was very reasonable as well! I will definitely hire them again for other plumbing related issues!
John M.
Frankie Plumbing Services did a great job for me on replacing my water heater! He was quick to reply to my first message and was very communicative throughout. Would recomend!
Frankie Drain ServicesFrankie Drain Services
Susan T.
I hired Dan to replace a leaking outdoor faucet. He gave me a quote that was more than fair. He arrived on time and did a fantastic job. He was excellent,professional,knowledgeable and cleaned up after the job. He was respectful and gave me several helpful hints about other potential plumbing issues inside my kitchen and laundry room. I will definitely be calling him for any future plumbing issues I may have,and have given his number to several of my friends who are in need of his services. You can't go wrong hiring this plumber, he is excellent!
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Kathryn C.
Dan the owner was very professional. He responded to my request to fix a clogged kitchen sink immediately. The problem was identified and solved within a half hour. I would recommend him and I plan to use him in the future if I encounter any plumbing issues.
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Kelly Q.
God bless you Xavier. Thank you for the plumbing/vanity sink work you did. My mother and I are very happy to finally check that one off the list. It was a pleasure doing business with you. God willing we look forward to checking more things off the list. Sincerely, Kelly
X MAN ConstructionX MAN Construction
Marie S.
Needed to install new pipes, sink and other plumbing issues. Eric and his guy was very easy to work with, friendly and gave some good suggestions on how to maintain the drain. He stayed until the work was completed and made sure everything was in working order. I would definitely work with him and his team in the future. Happy customer
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Melissa P.
I had a leaking pipe in my leaving room. Not only Handy responded to my request very quickly he arrived on time and went above and beyond to ensure the plumbing in my shower that caused the leak was well Leveled and sealed so that the issue doesn’t happen again in a few years. I certainly appreciate him being thorough. His charges was reasonable.
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Laurie D.
Eric and his Co worker were so good they got back to me right away and was able to fix my leaky toilet that day and for a great price. Showed me what was wrong and what they did. Very friendly and professional. Would recommend him to anyone having plumbing issues. And if I have any jn the future I know who I'm calling.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
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