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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.  

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’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.

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?

Reviews for Detroit plumbers
Torya B.
Professional plumbing company. Resolved problem.
Plumbing DepotPlumbing Depot
Deolis A.
Thrifty plumbing is strong I appreciate their business
Thrifty PlumbingThrifty Plumbing
Melenie T.
Will keep Mark’s number for future plumbing issues.
Thrifty PlumbingThrifty Plumbing
Brandon H.
The plumbing works great and I couldn’t be happier with it.
RPM Plumbing&HeatingRPM Plumbing&Heating
Kyle V.
Incredibly responsive and quick to come check out our plumbing issues. Fixed our backup problem quickly and had a lot of knowledge on Detroit plumbing. Will work with again in the future.
Ceez the plumber LLCCeez the plumber LLC
Orlando's plumbing showed up on time and completed all work in a professional and timley manner. Hes was very knowledgeable on the plumbing issue that I had. I will definitely be using his services again.
Orlandos Plumbing and Gas installationOrlandos Plumbing and Gas installation
Leesa J.
They did a great job installing my toilet and plumbing to the toilet.
RPM Plumbing&HeatingRPM Plumbing&Heating
Denardo C.
Great job, very professional. Steve is the go to guy for plumbing without a doubt!
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Jasma M.
Always a pleasure to work with this company for my plumbing and heating needs. They are punctual, clean, and professional.
RPM Plumbing&HeatingRPM Plumbing&Heating
Mrs. J.
Cody did a great job on the plumbing work at one of our rental properties. He even installed a new bathroom faucet that was needed at this location! Will definitely hire him again & again for many more upcoming projects & recommend Cody for any plumbing services.
Cody's Plumbing LlcCody's Plumbing Llc
Kyleia C.
They fixed our plumbing beautifully, and we haven’t had a single issue since!! Highly recommend
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
EPH did a fantastic job. I will be calling EPH for all my future plumbing needs.
Edwards Plumbing & HeatingEdwards Plumbing & Heating
Arnetha W.
Orlando Plumbing did an excellent job and the price was comfortable. He was very professional, prompt, expeditious and clean.
Orlandos Plumbing and Gas installationOrlandos Plumbing and Gas installation
Thumbtack Customer
The plumbing repair and replacement job went great. All the work was completed in a timely manner for a reasonable price.
DCEEG Plumbing ServicesDCEEG Plumbing Services
Michelle W.
Steve was very professional and his quality of work was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a plumber. His price is reasonable and I will use him again for all my plumbing needs. Thanks so much for taking care of my plumbing problem so fast and efficient. Michelle
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Anthony G.
RPM Plumbing was a pleasure to have so our work. They were extremely professional. They let us know what they were doing at all times. We are very pleased with the quality of their work. Everett even Cake back at a later date to bring mor dirt to fill in the massive hole. I highly recommend RPM Plumbing
RPM Plumbing&HeatingRPM Plumbing&Heating
Joseph R.
The crew was professional courteous polite and knew what they were doing. Would definitely recommend Plumbing professors two other people
Plumbing Professors DTWPlumbing Professors DTW
Ron W.
Detroit Drain Doctors LLC resolved our drain issues with laser precision and authority. I’d use then again if we encounter any other plumbing issues.
Detroit drain doctors LLCDetroit drain doctors LLC
Desi S.
Everette and his guys worked fast and good. Communication and ability to take epayment was great. This guy is a pro and i wouldn't go to anyone else for my plumbing needs.
RPM Plumbing&HeatingRPM Plumbing&Heating
Bonita H.
Best experience, pro was honest and forthright. His expertise was evident and he got right down to business. Would both recommend and rehire for all my plumbing needs.
Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.
Jeannette S.
If I could give higher than 5 stars I would. Ceez plumbing does excellent work for a reasonable price. I will definitely be using them again.
Ceez the plumber LLCCeez the plumber LLC
Crystal J.
He did an excellent job! on my plumbing I will hire him again for my properties. I recommend him over EVERYONE on this app. He’s honest and very professional.
Abel GutierrezAbel Gutierrez
Michael S.
Although it was bad weather Ceez came and fixed my issue promptly, they were very friendly and professional . I would definitely recommend them for all your plumbing needs.
Ceez the plumber LLCCeez the plumber LLC
Lisa a.
Did awesome work and pretty quick, would use him for all plumbing work and repairs, has great knowledge and professionalism I recommend him to whomever needs work
Orlandos Plumbing and Gas installationOrlandos Plumbing and Gas installation
Kseniya C.
Anthony is wonderful plumber and person! If you don't hire him, you're making a mistake. He redid all needed plumbing work within one day and he is very fair on charging. Anthony very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing! True consummate professional. I would definitely recommend his services and will 100% will hire him again for the kind of job he just or any other plumbing related installation. He is 100% the best plumber!
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