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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. 

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 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?

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 Medford plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Eric installed three vanities and plumbing for the sinks. Very professional and fast. A+
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Robert E.
There is a little more work to be done before this is complete, but I am thusfar very happy with Victor Plumbing.
Victor plumbing &heatingVictor plumbing &heating
Thumbtack Customer
Erik did a great job in fixing the plumbing in my kitchen and also with replacing vanity/vanity tops and the toilets in my two bathrooms. A very skilled professional!!
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Emily S.
Kyle was able to come within a few days and he was in and out fixing both of my running toilets. Would definitely recommend contacting him for your plumbing needs!
Madden Home ServicesMadden Home Services
Leo M.
Chris came out on New Years Eve and finished my project quickly! He knows his stuff. An excellent choice for any plumbing project. I’ll definitely hire Chris again in the future.
Homestead RenovationsHomestead Renovations
Ryan J.
Really nice guy. Was fast and efficient at the job. Even tried to help with a lost cause project way beyond the time he had committed to. Will definitely use again if I have plumbing needs.
OSA Home ImprovementOSA Home Improvement
Yurish C.
Very happy with Peter’s work at my parents house. He replaced a garden spigot and repaired a leaky bathtub for us. Peter and his staff were very polite and professional and completed the repair work quickly and efficiently. Thank you. I highly recommend him for any plumbing work.
Waterworks Mechanical Inc.Waterworks Mechanical Inc.
Rebekah H.
Quick response to my plumbing request, they sent out Felipe. He came in, got to work, was very communicative, and when there were some pop-up problems, he problem solved like a true pro. So hard working and I can’t speak more highly of him and his dedication to my job. Highly recommend!
Will C.
This is the guy to hire. Paul came down when I was in a bind to move a gas pipe and reconfigure my laundry room to let me to install a new gas dryer. He knew exactly how to get the job down and did it an extremely efficient manner. I will be calling him next time I have any type of plumbing issue.
Haught plumbingHaught plumbing
Al O.
We had a leaky pipe and problems with our toilet. Quality Repair was very responsive, available by phone to discuss the issue, and scheduled time to be at our house within a couple of hours. Repairs were finished quickly and I was impressed with Eric's professionalism and knowledge. All in all this was a great experience. I will definitely refer friends or family to Quality Repair, and we will work with them again if we have future plumbing needs. Thanks again, Eric!
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
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