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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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?

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

Reviews for Hyattsville plumbers
Etsegenet B.
BT Plumbing and Drain did excelkent job. He snaked laundry line to kitchen, replaced shut off valve, and installed bathroom faucet. I will definitely hire BT plumbing in the future and recommend BT Plumbing for any plumbing job. BT Plumbing is punctual too.
Ramon C.
Everything was excellent with Day & Night Plumbing. They did an amazingly wonderful job. I loved their expertise, knowledge, professionalism, and kindness to the customer. Zam was the plumbing technician who completed the job and he went above and beyond what I could have expected. I recommend Day & Night Plumbing to anyone that has plumbing service needs.
Willard M.
Very pleased with the work completed by LB Plumbing
LB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.CLB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.C
Javaughn B.
Efficiently fixed plumbing issue in tub. Highly recommend!!
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Norman R.
AA Plumbing was on time, did a good job and for a good price.
AA Plumbing &Drain LLCAA Plumbing &Drain LLC
Leniece H.
Zion plumbing was absolutely exceptional. Great customer service and exceptionally responsive.
Zion Plumbing LLCZion Plumbing LLC
Arielle S.
The Drain Fighter was very quick to respond and was extremely helpful in correcting my plumbing issue.
The Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain CleaningThe Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain Cleaning
Stephanie M.
My mother's tub wasn't draining properly and needed to be snaked. 24-7 Plumbing & Drain handled it quickly and professionally.
24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot say enough good things about Gabriel and his plumbing service for his timeliness and quality of service. Gabriel is clearly a seasoned expert. He diagnosed the issue within minutes and resolved it just as quickly. He was prompt, knowledgeable, and honest. I will definitely be recommending Gabriel to anyone I know in MD who has plumbing issues!
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
Cory J.
Tony was responsive, efficient and fixed my plumbing issue within 24hrs! I highly recommend him and will use his service in the future.
Gods WorkersGods Workers
Tracie S.
MRSR is top notched!! They showed up on time, were professional and complete in their work. Their prices were very reasonable and they even cleaned off our back stairs after clearing our drain. Excellent work, prompt service, great attitude and we’ve decided that they will be our new go to for all of our plumbing services! If you need a plumber, don’t hesitate to call on MRSR plumbing!!
Ebenezer B.
He showed up on time and quickly went to work. Completed drain cleaning. More reasonably priced than the large plumbing companies. Will use again and recommend.
24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC - Maryland
Tony M.
Lal of LB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning LLC did a fantastic job replacing the cartridge in my bath and shower faucet. He came an hour before the estimated time, quickly diagnosed the problem, and gave me a fair price. He was fast and efficient, and also had the parts to do the job quickly. I am happily able to take a shower now. I highly recommend Lal and LB Plumbing!
LB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.CLB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.C
Darrell C.
The guys at MC Plumbing were very helpful, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced. They completed the job and were even nice enough to go and pick up the vanity we needed to be installed.
MC  Plumbing LLCMC Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had Rey install our vanity sink. Rey arrived on time and did excellent job. Will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs plumbing services.
TruCraft Contracting & Service Co.TruCraft Contracting & Service Co.
Regina S.
TNJ plumbing did a great job diagnosing the problem, providing a reasonable estimate, and then did excellent work. He did a survey of the remaining pipes in the house & made suggestions for future work. 👍🏽
TNJ Plumbing ServicesTNJ Plumbing Services
Rodney F.
Glen more Plumbing was great. He told me the problem and waited for me as I had to run to the store. He really did an amazing job and made sure I was satisfied with the work.
Glenmore Plumbing & Drain ServicesGlenmore Plumbing & Drain Services
Candida B.
Excellent service. He went above and beyond the service request by checking other pipes and suggesting repair. LB Plumbing was quick to respond to my request and was there on time. I will definitely use their service again.
LB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.CLB Plumbing and Drain Cleaning L.L.C
Kevin J.
Glenmore plumbing did a great job installing my new dishwasher, garbage disposal and faucet along with new drain/sewer lines after our kitchen update. Was knowledgeable and great value compared to other plumbers.
Glenmore Plumbing & Drain ServicesGlenmore Plumbing & Drain Services
ZhengJa M.
Gabriel was very professional. He answered all of my questions, even if they pertained to the charges. He arrived and assessed the work and had material to remedy and restore my services. I would recommend him and call him for future plumbing jobs.
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
David B.
Von did a great job fixing leaks on two toilets in my home at a very reasonable price. He was very responsive and worked around my schedule. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely hire him for future plumbing work.
Von Drain & Contracting LLCVon Drain & Contracting LLC
Jim M.
Exceptional Plumber really lived up to their name. They were prompt, coming out the same day to diagnose my issue, and were very fair with their assessment, which really built my trust in their company. Will always go to them first for plumbing issues in the future.
Exceptional Plumber LLC.Exceptional Plumber LLC.
Grace H.
Za was able to snake a blockage out of my main drainage pipe less than 24 hours after I contacted him and at a significantly better price than any other plumber offered. Will likely use his plumbing services again in the future. Thanks, Za!
AA Plumbing &Drain LLCAA Plumbing &Drain LLC
Kelly D.
We had an issue with our pipes and James responded quickly, arrived quickly and took the time to fix the stubborn clog. The price was great too. Thank you both for the great service and will contact you again for future plumbing issues. We highly recommend Drain Fighters! :-D
The Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain CleaningThe Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain Cleaning
Tyrell F.
After telling Von Drain my issue (I wanted to increase water pressure), he suggested a phone call that would be free if we could solve the issue over the phone. He was able to guide me through the steps to accomplish the task. I will use him in the future for my plumbing issues. Thanks!
Von Drain & Contracting LLCVon Drain & Contracting LLC
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