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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

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 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 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 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.

Reviews for Hyattsville plumbers
Javaughn B.
Efficiently fixed plumbing issue in tub. Highly recommend!!
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Sayeda N.
He is an amazing person did great job with our plumbing problem.
QSP Plumbing Services IncQSP Plumbing Services Inc
Arielle S.
The Drain Fighter was very quick to respond and was extremely helpful in correcting my plumbing issue.
The Drain Fighter Hydro Jetting and Drain CleaningThe Drain Fighter Hydro Jetting and Drain Cleaning
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, LLC24-7 Plumbing & Drain, LLC
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.
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
Nicholas O.
Jean was a pleasure to work with. I was thoroughly impressed with his willingness to explain the system, answer questions throughout the installation, and his good attitude. Would recommend - and he will be our first call if we need additional plumbing work in our house.
GOOD GUYS HOMECARE LLCGOOD GUYS HOMECARE LLC
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.
HVAC PLUS LLCHVAC PLUS LLC
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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