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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 Rockville plumbers
Kel J.
Quickly diagnosed and fixed the pipe plumbing issue
Henry GasfittingHenry Gasfitting
Kirsty G.
Edgar with MoCo Plumbing was great to work with when we needed our washer water valves replaced. He provided a time estimate and overview of the work done, and it looked great! I would definitely reach out again in the future for additional plumbing needs.
MoCo Plumbing, LLCMoCo Plumbing, LLC
Mike B.
Ahmad was great! Showed up on time and was finished installing the water heater in a few hours. Would highly recommend them for plumbing needs.
Carol K.
Ty was very polite, professional and did a fantastic job installing a new kitchen faucet and replacing an old toilet with a brand new one. We highly recommend him for any of your plumbing needs. We will definitely ask him back for the rest of our plumbing projects. A big Thank you to Ty for helping us out with everything today! Happy Holidays!
Affordable plumbingAffordable plumbing
Larry L.
Ramos Plumbing installed 3 toilets for us. He was honest, on time and did quality work. I will use him in the future and highly recommend him to others. Larry
Ramos PlumbingRamos Plumbing
Roy S.
Rema is very professional, knowledgable and doesn't waste any time. He just installed a 75 gallon gas water heater and it works well. Highly recommend Rema Plumbing
REMA PlumbingREMA Plumbing
Minh-Quan V.
David was excellent. We had a clogged exterior drain. He came by and cleared the clog very quickly and gave us a very fair price. Will definitely call him again for future plumbing work!
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Vincent C.
Excellent plumbers! Helped me out with a small job in my house, but treated it like it was the biggest and most important they could perform! Meticulous, professional and NEAT! I would definitely hire Daud again for any plumbing services!
Hong G.
David was very professional and did an excellent job. The cost was reasonable. He was very responsive and showed up on time. We were very pleased with his service. Will definitely go back to him for future plumbing related issues.
Old School Plumbing LLCOld School Plumbing LLC
Frank A.
REMA helped me twice and in both cases came to the rescue very soon after I called. Reasonably-priced, professional, and prompt. All anyone can ask for! I will call REMA again when I need plumbing help.
REMA PlumbingREMA Plumbing
Narada L.
Edgar was prompt and friendly. My slow draining sink was finally unclogged after my DIY attempts failed. It clearly was clogged somewhere beyond my reach and required the pros w commercial snaking equipment. Will contact for future plumbing needs. Highly recommend!
MoCo Plumbing, LLCMoCo Plumbing, LLC
Aditya C.
Mr. Miguel Garcia helped me to fix 5 plumbing issues in my house. I took an estimate for the work from different vendors and Miguel provided the most reasonable price for the work. He explained to me the distribution of fees to fix each of the issues. He took an extra effort to look for the parts in Home Depot, advice on which part I should buy, and came to my home to explain. On the workday, he was exactly on time, fixed the issues, and explained to me the issues as he was working on each of them with details. I would definitely recommend Miguel for any plumbing work and would hire him in the future.
Connect PlumbingConnect Plumbing
Mandeep S.
Balmore was great, he came out the same day within hour of the initial request. He completed the toilet leak the same day and stayed until the job was finished. He was very friendly and easy to work with and explained everything he was doing to fix the problem. I highly recommend his services for any plumbing issues you may have.
BNH Home services LLC  .General plumbing  servicesBNH Home services LLC .General plumbing services
Lynette L.
I would not recommend Good Guys Plumbing if you have issues with your toilet gurgling/bubbling. After diagnosing the issue, they left without offering to fix it but unofficially said there was only one solution that would cost 15k. According to the them, I should have known that a vent pipe was missing behind the wall in my bathroom when I bought this house. He became defensive when I said I didn’t want to purchase any more homes from flippers as a result, probably because he mentioned he use to flip houses himself. Your mentality is part of the problem. Flippers want to do shitty work for max profit instead of the way it should be done up to code. A home buyer should not be held accountable for a developer/flipper missing ENTIRE sections of plumbing that’s supposed to be STANDARD for a bathroom to function properly. You dismissed this as a “learning experience” choosing instead to focus on the fact that tilework and house had been done “nicely.” Really? I’m supposed to not worry about the plumbing not being done up to code because the finishings “look nice?” Telling me to seek a second opinion was your way of saying, “I don’t really know house to fix the problem” or “I’m offended you think it’s the flipper’s faught so I don’t want to fix it for you” or “It’s too much work and I just want small quick projects to do.” Telling me it would cost 15k to fix - People finish whole entire basements for 15k and renovate entire kitchens for 15k. Another plumber told me it shouldn’t cost more than 1-2k, so I have no idea where you got that inflated price from. You obviously haven't repaired this type of issue. To potential new customers: Find someone who won’t blame you for the problem and offer a true way to fix it.
Columbia Paint & BuildColumbia Paint & Build
Peter S.
I had a disappointing experience with Eckers plumbing. Amongst other jobs, Justin repaired the bath faucet. However, after he left, the faucet was still leaking. He came back right away and tried again, but after he left, the faucet leaked again. He did not forewarn me that a repair job might fail. He refunded the labor cost for that job. He also left a trail of mud on the kitchen and hallway floors. Anyone who hires Justin should get a written itemized estimate, should discuss each job with expected outcomes and should not provide payment without checking everything. I did none of those and suffered the consequences.
Eckers plumbingEckers plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Martin Ramos promptly responded to me regarding my initial request for help with my leaking water heater located in Montgomery County, MD. He took a little over two hours to fix the leak and install a new kitchen faucet. He unexpectedly got the second job of installing the new kitchen faucet as I was impressed by his straightforward and no-nonsense manner of showing me essential options available to resolve my plumbing needs. Despite being on a very tight schedule, he was willing to fix my leaking water heater on the next day, a Saturday, beginning at 7:30 am, per my request, arriving on time. I certainly appreciated his timely response, as the leaking problem was accelerating from bad to worse, thereby showing his empathy and acceptance of a customer’s emergency needs, as well as his cleaning up of the areas where he had done his jobs. So far, his two works are fine and have not incurred any issue or problem. Thumbtack indicated that up to five professional plumbers would respond to my call for services. Eventually, I received only two: one was Martin Ramos whereas the other made no indication of being a licensed plumber. A larger number of responses would perhaps provide a larger pool of choices for us customers. As for Martin Ramos, I could be so carried away by his customer-centered approach of doing his business that I failed to see any serious shortcomings of his. Seemingly, nothing went wrong as I was not watching over his shoulders while he was doing his work. Perhaps he could do better if he would be willing to offer his returning customers a goodwill deal that will even be better than his current fees, which are already reasonable given his ample years of professional experiences and commendable services. Thanks to Thumbtack and Martin Ramos, I now can enjoy my water heater and new kitchen faucet sooner rather than later. I’ll return to Thumbtack in the future for help with other service needs and recommend Thumbtack to others.
Ramos PlumbingRamos Plumbing
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