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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 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?

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.

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 Quincy plumbers
Lauren H.
G. natur plumbing came out right away to fix our plumbing issue. They did excellent work and worked quickly. I would highly recommend!
G. Natur plumbingG. Natur plumbing
Michael P.
Very happy with the work done. Great experience from start to finish. Will be my go-to for any future plumbing needs.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Saravana Perumal R.
The team was very professional. They clearly communicated the fixes for my issues and fixed everything as promised. Highly recommend them for any plumbing work.
Quality Deluxe, LLCQuality Deluxe, LLC
Long T.
Elsayed helped replace a leaky outdoor hose faucet. He came 15 minutes early, worked diligently and finished in under an hour. He was very professional, courteous, and cleaned up after his work. He was knowledgeable about plumbing and let me watch his work, while explaining to me what he was doing to help educate me. His prices were extremely reasonable. I would definitely hire him for another plumbing project. Thank you Elsayed.
OSA Home ImprovementOSA Home Improvement
Nick R.
Robert was super responsive throughout the entire process and arrived exactly when promised. I had a leaky shower and Robert rebuilt the valve and installed a new unit (pictures below). I would highly recommend Robert for any plumbing project you may have.
Rego's home improvement repairsRego's home improvement repairs
Rich C.
Ryan arrived on time, installed two new toilets for a fair price including disposing of old toilets. He is a very pleasant and personable young man and I will call him again when I need plumbing work. I highly recommend him. Rich
RL PlumbingRL Plumbing
Pat O.
Immediate response on a Sunday afternoon. Arrived within 90min. Great Job, very knowledgeable and helpfull, cleaned up well. Very fair price. I will call him for any of my Plumbing needs. Better than any of the many plumbers I've done business with.
MPBROS PlumbingMPBROS Plumbing
Sammi M.
Kyle was very prompt in responding to all of my messages and made himself available to come and fix a few pesky plumbing problems that have been plaguing me for a while. I have tenants and he was able to work with them to show up at a time that worked for everyone. Once he got here he did a great job and got it done very quickly. Thanks Kyle!
Madden Home ServicesMadden Home Services
Ali C.
Great experience using Wilfred for my leaking pipe repair. He was quick to respond to my inquiry and in all future communications, showed up same day for a quote, and fixed the (non emergency) leak that same week. It was a really old copper pipe in my basement leaking at two of the joints, and he replaced both joints, connecting pipe, along with additional pipe surrounding the leaks. He explained what he needed to do clearly and I never felt like I was being upsold or tricked into additional repairs. Definitely recommend and will use again for any future plumbing needs.
Handy WilfredHandy Wilfred
Mukund L.
Rafa helped us with replacing the toilets in our home with new ones. He stopped by to assess the existing situation and advise us on our options. He even recommended alternatives like swapping some parts instead of buying new toilets. One the scheduled day of the work, he and his partner came in and got the job done quickly. They were very efficient and made sure they didn’t leave any mess behind. He even offered to come back and fix things in case there were any issues. Throughout the process, Rafa was upfront, honest and communicated clearly. I thoroughly recommend Rafa for anyone looking for plumbing services.
Flex Plumbing servicesFlex Plumbing services
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