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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 Malden plumbers
Britten K.
Raphael was able to come on short notice to fix some plumbing issues. He was very professional, prompt and helped us fix another issue that arose while he was here. I highly recommend Raphael for any plumbing projects you have.
Celine M.
Pleased with the responsiveness and professionalism. Will definitely reach out to them again when I need plumbing help
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Erick E.
Felipe did a great job and he was very responsive, I recommend him for any plumbing job. His work quality is great and he shows up on time.
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic! I had been trying to DIY the installation of an IKEA bathroom sink and had gotten as far as I could on my new homeowner skills. The snag was connecting IKEA's supplied drain pipes to proper American plumbing. Eric came in on short notice, late at night, and was kind enough to teach me a few plumbing tricks along the way - which was absolutely what I needed! Pleasure to work with and happy to hire again.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Doro S.
Eric was excellent! Prompt, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. Showed up a little early, communicated well, and gave me an excellent price. Will definitely keep him on speed dial for future plumbing work! Highly recommended.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Nick M.
Mark changed our Hot water heater. He is professional, excellent and most importantly patient at his work/job, knows the ins and outs of the job. Will always tell what's the right thing to do in any plumbing job. He reached on time in fact a little early. He worked for us over 3 hrs and didn't hesitate to answer any of our questions. If you are looking to get any plumbing job done by a LICENSED plumber, then call him TODAY. Keep in mind he is a MASTER plumber. I have gone through some licensed plumbers in the past who are nothing like him. He is very fair in his price as well. I will definitely be calling him again for any plumbing job in the future. Most of All does the job by his very own hands and is not sending any technician out there to do your job. He runs his own company. One man and great guy. Thanks Mark. You are awesome.
Mark D. Giordano -- Licensed Master PlumberMark D. Giordano -- Licensed Master Plumber
Abc G.
Eric is a great plumber who are very experienced. Hired him twice for all the plumbing issues in the house including Jammed Disposal, Clotting bathtub, leaking faucet... he was able to find the problems and finish the job fast. He’s very busy usually so scheduling with his assistant would be a good idea.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Shona G.
I booked the project with OSA just one week before I moved in my new condo. There are plenty of jobs needed to be done, like install all appliances, replace old vanity, replace all old valves, replace new toilet, install new lights, put floor tile and wall tile in my bathroom, and so on. Thankfully, OSA finished all projects before the day I moved in with high work quality, I really appreciate it. Also, they are very trustful, I gave my home key to them so they can come any time to do the work. I would definitely recommend OSA to all my friends who needs to do electricity, plumb job for their house or condo.
OSA Home ImprovementOSA Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Are there 6 stars? There should be 10 Stars! George is professional, hard-working, efficient, knowledgeable, and personable. We bought a 30 year old house where NOTHING had been updated, and George has been our savior. He noticed details in our plumbing that put our house at risk and was willing to incorporate those little things to his list. Overall I would say George completed over 20 tasks in just the 3 days we had him at our home. Here are just some of the things that he has helped us with since we moved in: - Replace 2 toilets - Remove Pedestal sink and install vanity - Replace Shower hardware - Replace 2 bathroom sink faucets - Remove old disgusting dishwasher (Thanks previous homeowner!) - Install new dishwasher - Correct on/off valves that were not installed up to code - Replace outdoor hose faucet - Correct and replace water line to the refrigerator. There is no one I trust more with the work that we've completed on our home. I know everything has been completed to exceptional standards, and that we will be enjoying everything he helps us with for a long time. There are no doubts-- HIRE GEORGE
GS Pro Plumbing and Heating ServicesGS Pro Plumbing and Heating Services
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