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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 Warren plumbers
Matt O.
Quick painless plumbing.
Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.
Ken P.
Steve was a "Johnny on the spot" with my plumbing installation. I'm happy I found him. Thx brother!
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Larry T.
Mark did a great job on my project. I will call him for any plumbing jobs I have. Punctual and reasonable prices.
Thrifty PlumbingThrifty Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
We had not just one big job - but a ton of other little plumbing tasks to be done as well. Doug came in and tackled one after the other. It was awesome. THANKS! :)
DCEEG Plumbing ServicesDCEEG Plumbing Services
Nicole M.
He fixed our leaking pipe the same day he quoted. Very reasonably priced and very swift action! Would recommend his services in the future to anyone requiring plumbing needs! 5 ⭐️!!!!
Ready Jetter Plumbing/ Drain CleaningReady Jetter Plumbing/ Drain Cleaning
Eric D.
Big thanks to Kevin and John for their hard work and professionalism in replacing my laundry tub/faucet system. I will definitely be recommending/using your services again for future plumbing needs. If you’re still searching for a hard working/honest plumber, look no further than RJP!
Ready Jetter Plumbing/ Drain CleaningReady Jetter Plumbing/ Drain Cleaning
Eric D.
Chris did a fantastic job and replacing two outdoor spigots for me! I found him to be very responsive and professional. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a plumber. I know I will keep Chris in mind for any future plumbing needs I may have. 👍🏼
Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.Absolute Plumbing Services LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The line from my back flow water valve was leaking terribly. Doug surveyed the situation and made several recommendation. I selected one ,he purchased the necessary parts and completed the job and tested the system. Everything works well let highly recommend Doug for your plumbing needs.
DCEEG Plumbing ServicesDCEEG Plumbing Services
LaToya T.
I had a plumbing issue for a month. The first company I called was terrible in their response time. Purity Environmental was great when I called them. We set up a day and time to check out my issue. Steve finished his first job early and contacted me right away to see if I was available for an earlier appointment. He came over quoted me a better price than my first company, went to HomeDepot for parts and completed the job all before our original appointment time. He was fast, friendly and efficient. My only con was they take cash or check only but I suggested that they start using SQUARE for customers that prefer to use a credit card. Still I definitely recommend this company for your plumbing needs.
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Dan thank you so much for your prompt response and professionalism in explaining the "what for's" on our plumbing issues. We will call to set up appointment for after the insurance adjusters visit. We will definitely have you do the other work downstairs after we are through this upstairs work. Once again thank you. The Valdez's
CMC Plumbing, Heating & CoolingCMC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Dlua C.
If I could rate a 10 I really would. Best first experience with plumbing ever. Extremely quick to respond, polite, professional, friendly, and very informative. The cost was very affordable and with pricing, an explanation was included so that you understood the reasons why. I highly recommend! Thank you for fixing the drains! I appreciate your hard work. Hoping the best for your business.
Ready Jetter Plumbing/ Drain CleaningReady Jetter Plumbing/ Drain Cleaning
Anita T.
I give Tony Harris 5 Stars all the way!!! Our job was a bit more complicated than expected. Replaced a laundry room faucet that had been installed many, many years ago. There were a few "kinks" in the job itself, however, Tony was professional and very accommodating. He did an amazing job and we are very happy with the results. I will call this company for any and all of our future heating, cooling and/or plumbing needs. I HIGHLY recommend this company. Price was great! Thank you again, Tony.
Air-tech  Heating and CoolingAir-tech Heating and Cooling
Christina M.
I wanted to choose all five categories, punctual and value as well. Steve was thorough and did an excellent job. He worked quickly, but did not rush. He took enough time to make sure he was doing a good job. He put up with me following him around. I don’t want to get into specifics, but he did a lot of work, was very accommodating, and saw the jobs through to completion and clean up. It can be very hard to find plumbers, electricians, etc. I found a good one. If I ever need plumbing done, I’ll call Steve.
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
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