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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 Bowie plumbers
Irvin H.
The plumbing service did a great job.
24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland
Kendra C.
Curvan did an excellent job on the plumbing issues I had with my toilet and pipe. He was on time and very professional. I would recommend him for all plumbing needs.
Pro-line Piping and HeatingPro-line Piping and Heating
Jayson B.
Outstanding professional. Look no further for your plumbing needs.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Kimberly M.
David was excellent. He was able to come same day and had both my plumbing issues taken care of quickly. I would recommend and definitely hire Old School Plumbing LLC again.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Kaitlyn D.
Bnh plumbing came out to install new fixtures in our shower. Balmore was very responsive, arrived on time, did a great job setting everything up, and prices were reasonable. I would use bnh plumbing again.
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Kelvin G.
Old school plumbing was an excellent choice, he responded within the first 5 min, of receiving my message, he replace two toilets and a vanity .... reasonably priced, would definitely hire again ! Nice job old school plumbing !
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Adesola B.
His pricing was good, he was considerate, and came to fix the plumbing issue almost immediately.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Nick's Plumbing. Exceptional service. Very professional. I will definitely use again.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Gregory S.
Great customer service provided and the plumber (plumbing technician) was very knowledgeable and clear when discussing the repair services rendered. The plumbing technician went above and beyond by also providing recommendations about other services that were either needed presently or at a future date. Keep up the good work!
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Bria W.
Very professional, responsive, and affordable! Plumber was prompt and quick. Will definitely be contacting this company again for any plumbing needs!
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Russell W.
I contacted Save the Day Plumbing for a shower drain issue. I was able to get a same day appointment and they did an excellent job. Mr. Zuali was very professional and he explained what my issue was and explained the process to fix it. I would highly recommend this company for any plumbing needs.
Save The Day Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, LLCSave The Day Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, LLC
Cheryl C.
Exceptional Plumbing was great to work with! on time, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. will use him again anytime!!! Highly recommend this company!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Nick did a great job fixing my plumbing issues. He was able to do a job last minute for me and at a really affordable rate.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Lauren S.
I needed my plumbing in my new vanity connected. Although the job was not able to be complete that day, I am pleased with the work that was done.
Rodgers & Boyd PlumbingRodgers & Boyd Plumbing
Steven T.
I had three separate plumbing issues that James diagnosed and fixed expertly. His price was fair and he was a total professional. I have a plumber!
The Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain CleaningThe Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain Cleaning
Solomon C.
Moe was an excellent professional from start to finish. He offers very fair rates which distinguishes him from other plumbing services. He was excellent.
Moes MechanicalServicesMoes MechanicalServices
Detra B.
Responsiveness, professionalism, work quality and value was outstanding. I would recommend calling Nick's Plumbing and I have no doubt that I will be using this company again in the near future!
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
El W.
Supreme Plumbing & Heating is a great company to work with. Daud was honest and upfront about his service and prices. I'll recommend them to anyone for any large or small job EW
Cynthia G.
Nick was very professional. He was punctual and explained exactly what he was going to do to repair my toilet. I will definitely use him again for plumbing work in my home.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Jacquie M.
Kelvin was great installing a new toilet. He also made a suggestion on an addition fix related to the plumbing I was not even aware that needed fixing. I will be in contact again for more jobs!
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Paul R.
Was very punctual and efficienlty explained the problem and proceded to do an outstanding job changing my hot water valve. I am pleased. And would readily recommend his plumbing service.
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Emmanuel F.
HVAC Plus was really great in responding and helping me out w/ my plumbing issue. They were quick to respond, punctual and extremely professional and easy to work with. Juan and associates took the time to assess my problem and explained all steps along the way. I felt comfortable with the repair and now have a working toiled again. They also did a check up of other plumbing areas in my home at no charge and I will be using them again in future if any issues arise.
Elgin S.
Lal was great. Replaced what was needed same day at same time of estimate. Didn’t have to wait and he showed up early. Great service will use for all my plumbing needs
Robby S.
Lal was top notch He assessed the problem and set to work repairing them. He did an excellent job. I would not hesitate calling them again or referring LB Plumbing to others Robby Smith
LB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.CLB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.C
Gibran C.
Chris quickly assessed the issue with drain blockage and immediately to steps to resolve the problem. Totally satisfied with the responsiveness, quality of work and value. I would recommend C A Plumbing & Drain to anyone in need of a true professional!
CA Plumbing & Drain LLCCA Plumbing & Drain LLC
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