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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 Lansing plumbers
Lee A.
Rocky was professional, on time and knowledgeable. He explained my unanticipated problems to me and fixed everything for a reasonable price. I would recommend Plumbing Works to anyone and will call him again for my plumbing needs.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Evan L.
Rocky was on time and very professional, I will call him again for my next plumbing job.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Pete T.
Scott at J&S Plumbing & Drain cleaning installed a new water heater for me. Very personal & professional.
J&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLCJ&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLC
Joanne G.
Ali was fantastic and fixed our bathroom plumbing issue quickly and efficiently. Will definitely recommend and use him again.
Ali jabarAli jabar
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Quick response and easy to work with. Quality work. Will be hiring again next time I need plumbing work done.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Rocky was very professional and got the job done right away. We are very pleased and will defiantly call him again if we have any plumbing issues.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Sasha F.
100% would hire Rocky again! Great experience with Plumbing Works, L.L.C Excellent communication, clean, efficient, courteous and affordable. We highly recommend his business.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Richard B.
J&S Plumbing do great work!! I hired them to install a new water heater and tub/shower combo unit in a rental property. As a landlord living out of town, they were willing to work with me via email/text. They moved very quickly on the project. It was done in no time!!!!
J&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLCJ&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kind, honest, professional, VERY reasonably priced and does not leave the mess behind for you to deal with! I awoke to at least 3" of water (and rising) in my basement at about 4:30am. I called both MI Plumbing and Roto-rooter because their websites said 24/7 (which I found out this morning, they are not). Then I found Thumbtack and filled out the questionnaire about what my needs were while I waited for the aforementioned two to call back and hit send. Rocky replied within 5-10 minutes and was at my house within the hour! Drain is snaked, water has drained, and the basement is dry! And as of penning this review, MI Plumbing has yet to call back. I will never call another plumber other than Rocky as long as I live in the Lansing area. Highly recommend.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Paul H.
Rocky fixed my dripping bathtub and draining dual kitchen sink, basically correcting things that the last person I had work on them over a year ago hadn't fixed properly. Rocky was punctual, personable & the work was done on time and right on the estimate! I will definitely consider Plumbing Works again. I haven't had a bad experience using Thumbtack yet & I think am getting better value for my money with each person I have hired. Thanks for the great job Rocky.
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Sheryl L.
The guys were great! They gave me the best estimate out of four that I received. They showed up on time, did what they said they would do, got the job done quickly and came in under budget!! They had to dig up my basement floor and lay new pipes and remove old rusted pipes and more. After all that, they put down new concrete and it looks great. The drains are flowing well, and they cleaned up behind themselves too! I would recommend J & S Plumbing to anyone who is seeking a professional job done by quality people. Thanks guys.
J&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLCJ&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLC
Joan R.
When I initially requested help, I thought I would need a new toilet installed due to the severe leaking of water out of the tank. But when Rocky reviewed the situation, he was able to discern that installation of new chlorine resistant rubber washers holding the tank to the toilet could be replaced and would correct the problem. It was an inexpensive solution. I was so grateful for his honesty in assessing the situation. I'm sure he could have made more money by installing a new toilet. But integrity scores high in my book. Thanks for a job well done, Rocky! I will gladly call you for future plumbing concerns!
Plumbing Works, LLCPlumbing Works, LLC
Willis B.
Cody returned my contact quickly and was able to come to my home within 30 minutes. We discussed the issues with my drain and he made an appropriate recommendation for a remedy. He gathered his tools and "jumped" right in and within a few minutes had the drain clean and running clear. A very important issue for me and my family, is that Cody took appropriate Covid-19 precautions while at my home and he was careful to keep the area clean (actually cleaner than before he arrived). He was very courteous and had a positive outlook on his job and life. Awesome guy that provided me with a great job. I would not hesitate to call Cody with any plumbing issue that arises.
Cody DietzCody Dietz
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