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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 Springfield plumbers
Sandy W.
Called me back in less than 5 minutes and come out the very next day and fixed my plumbing issue.
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Norma M.
Jason addressed a clogged plumbing issue in my 98 year old home. The work was efficiently completed in a timely manner at a fair price.
Nadessa G.
Alvin’s plumbing scheduled me quickly and his team came by and swiftly diagnosed my issue. Very informative and reasonably priced. 100% recommend.
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Jennifer n.
Thank you for replying fast and coming to fix my plumbing issue. You’re super professional and I look forward to utilizing your services again.
Cathi B.
Alvin’s team was great! Very very nice and installed new plumbing, schooled me on how to use valve and did an awesome overall job! Kudos! Will use again, thank you
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Alphonso m.
Quality workmanship and great prices.Jason was very attentive to details and kept me informed on how his progress was going with a plumbing job. I would highly reccomend him and use his services in the future.
Diana O.
No , was charged 850.00 I budget a couple of hundred then to my surprise said after fixed the plumbing from under t he sink was charged 850.00charges said charges 275 an hour I would have never hired if new the hourly rate before hand.
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Karen S.
Alvin arrived in a timely manner, explained what they were doing and gave me piece of mind. They wore protective equipment which lessened the anxiety of someone coming into my home at this time and cleaned up when the job was done. Peace of mind! Thank you and I would recommend this company to anyone that has a plumbing problem!
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Laura M.
Jim did a standout job replacing my faucet and re-plumbing my leaky double bowl sink. I enjoy learning how to fix things so he explained what he was doing every step of the way which I really appreciated. I will definitely be calling him again! Pictures show before and after
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Michelle S.
I wish I could pick all 5 highlights - Jason responded so quickly and was luckily able to solve my plumbing issues the same evening! He was professional, punctual, and responsive, and his pricing was very fair. He even listened to and gave me advice on several other projects my home needs, as well as recommendations for other professionals he has worked with for project topics outside his typical purview. I highly recommend Jason if you want friendly, helpful, and competent home repair assistance!
Geoffrey S.
Jason got back to me the day I did my posting. He asked if he could come out that day but I wasn’t available and he had no problem scheduling to come on a Sunday instead. He gave me an estimate and charged me that EXACT amount which I have found to be rare. He showed up early was professional, friendly, and explained everything he was doing and why. It was a simple pipe removal, but the level of detail was much appreciated. He even looked at a couple other projects we are thinking of doing and have his expert advice on those. Will absolutely be using him again for ALL plumbing needs. Would recommend 10/10.
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