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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 Walker plumbers
Brad K.
Christopher augered our sink pipes, installed some new pipes and a new disposal and his pricing was very competitive. Wyatt Plumbing did a great job and we would definitely use them again for any plumbing issues!
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Rough in plumbing for a restaurant, they did an excellent job all three of their employees were awesome
Whitney Electric, Plumbing and Budget DrainWhitney Electric, Plumbing and Budget Drain
Denise C.
Very professional. Outstanding service. Would absolutely hire him again. Highly recommend Wyatt Plumbing.
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Alexandria P.
Very knowledgeable, responsive, and accommodating even during a holiday week. Will be calling again for any future plumbing needs.
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
David H.
Is there a 6 star rating? Top pro in all areas!! Les will be my first and only call on plumbing issues, THANKS!!
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Cindy B.
Highly recommend. Les resolved issue fast. Very professional and reasonable. Butler's will be my go to for plumbing issues from now on!
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Greg B.
Chris did a great job diagnosing and fixing multiple issues with our plumbing in our house. He is reliable and very reasonably priced.
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Charlene L.
Les went over and above when helping me with my plumbing issue. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Caitlynn H.
Les is the owner of Butlers Rooter and he did a great job! He solved our issue in an efficient manner. We will definitely use him for any future plumbing issues.
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Chet A.
Wyatt Plumbing was super fast, professional and friendly. Chris made sure I understood everything he was doing, I would highly recommend him and will be using him again for sure.
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was on time, was true to the quote. Went above and beyond what I expected. I will definitely use his services for all my plumbing needs and will confidently recommend to friends and family. Thanks, Chris!
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Great experience working with J&S! Had an unusual plumbing issue. They were able to come up with a solution for it that didn't cost an arm and a leg. The work was done very quickly and I felt the price was more than fair.
J&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLCJ&S Plumbing and Drain cleaning LLC
Julia V.
Les was quick to respond. He could be at the house on the same day and was able to complete the project the same day. His price was fair and work was well done. We will definitely be hiring him again for our next plumbing project.
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Michael H.
Absolutely stellar experience with Wyatt Plumbing. Chris (plumber) kept in constant communication with me on the day of our appointment which was for an estimate on a fix. In the time between my initial submission on Thumbtack and when Chris arrived, we had ANOTHER plumbing issue arise in our bathroom sink which completely backed it up. So upon arrival, Chris was met with an unexpected issue in the bathroom in addition to the kitchen sink pipe issue. After giving us an estimate, I advised we would like to move forward and asked when he could come back to do the work. He said 'right now' and immediately got to work and had both issues fixed within an hour. I should note that it was after the typical business hours and Chris did the work anyway. Moving forward, Wyatt Plumbing will be our family's plumber for as long as we are still in the area. :)
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Chris came out to do multiple small plumbing jobs. He was available to come out earlier than scheduled and called to make sure it was ok. Did the job, left no mess, good conversation, and bill was $110 less than another quote.
Whitney Electric, Plumbing and Budget DrainWhitney Electric, Plumbing and Budget Drain
Mark A.
My experience with Butler Plumbing was excellent! Les was a cool dude and took time out to listen to the two issues I was having. His natural ability to teach comes out immediately but his best and most memorable character trait was his responsiveness.
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Eric S.
Very happy with Les and his company. Very professional and easy to work with. Fair price and very responsive. Very impressed with the cleanup after the work was done which is hard to find these days. I will use Butler's for any future plumbing needs. Thank you les!
Butler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain CleaningButler's Rooter LLC Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I called Gerald for a leaky hot washer valve after installing my new washing machine. Gerald was out that same afternoon. He was very honest, fair and competent in doing the job of replacing the valve. I'll definitely call him again with any plumbing needs in my home. Great work at a very fair price. Thanks
Apex Property ManagementApex Property Management
Jeanine S.
I've had 2 constantly running toilets for a month or so now. I received a quote from a large service provider and their quote was astronomical. On a whim I tried Thumbtack and found Wyatt Plumbing. Came within a few hours of our initial contact and fixed both toilets for less than half the competitors quote. Really nice guy too!
Wyatt PlumbingWyatt Plumbing
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