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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 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.

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 Hyattsville plumbers
Javaughn B.
Efficiently fixed plumbing issue in tub. Highly recommend!!
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Arielle S.
The Drain Fighter was very quick to respond and was extremely helpful in correcting my plumbing issue.
The Drain & Stain Fighter Drain Carpet & PressureWThe Drain & Stain Fighter Drain Carpet & PressureW
George W.
Troy was great! He showed up on time and I was actually late to the appointment... although my job was quite simple to the usual work that he does, I didn’t feel as if he treated it as trivial. He even discovered an issue with the plumbing to my dishwasher that could have led to a major plumbing issue. The faucet installation was seamless and it looks great. I’d definitely hire Troy again for any plumbing needs and will definitely refer him to friends and family.
Coach Troy's Plumbing and Pipefitting  ServicesCoach Troy's Plumbing and Pipefitting Services
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
James was the only plumber I called that offered same day service on a Sunday. He explained everything in great detail and resolved my plumbing problem. Thanks again
James lewisJames lewis
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.
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 Cleaning ServicesGlenmore Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services
Thumbtack Customer
He arrived on time and start sewer snaking without delay (84 ft). He did good job and is knowledgeable. A kind guy whom I intend to call for my future plumbing jobs and recommend for every body.
James lewisJames lewis
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
Jennifer J.
James fixed one mysterious leak and another leak that he found during the job. He worked quickly and both leaks are resolved. James is great because he clearly communicates throughout the entire process -from arriving at the site, explaining and showing the problem, and how to fix it. I'm a new home owner with little knowledge of plumbing, so I was appreciative of the extra time he took to explain things and the extra knowledge he gave me about managing plumbing in the winter. I've hired three plumbers on thumbtack for leaks in the house, but James has the best responsiveness, communication, and value for excellent work.
James lewisJames lewis
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.
Malachi D.
Juan was a pleasure to work with. Family friendly, very knowledgeable, and performs works at the level of a master engineer. Not only did he fix the plumbing issues I hired him for, he also fixed an outstanding electrical wiring issue with my dishwasher and a water leak issue with my HVAC unit. I highly recommend him and would hire him again.
Thumbtack Customer
Nick Gray presented a fair bid, arrived at the time he promised, completed the job without any problems, answered all my questions, and removed all trash from worksite. He installed a new water heater. I was very pleased with his professionalism and his approach to senior citizens 😊. My experience was outstanding. I will call him for future plumbing needs.
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to have fixtures replaced in my tub/shower and bathroom sink. I hired Nick because of his estimate and the positive reviews I read on this site. I concur with all the 5 stars ratings this gentleman has received and would recommend him to all my friends and family who need plumbing work done! He is very competent, did an excellent job and went beyond what we discussed and cleaned out the drain that had been giving me problems, without changing the price!!! He's a gem!!!
Nick's PlumbingNick's Plumbing
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