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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 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. 

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.

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 Westland plumbers
Alyson J.
I had a plumbing company out to replace my sink and garbage disposal. They wanted to charge me 3x the amount that Paul did. He even offered to pick up the garbage disposal on the way for me. He did excellent work, and my wife and I will continue business with him in the future. He's also very polite and willing to help with anything plumbing related!
Howes 2 House LLCHowes 2 House LLC
Lisa S.
A real pro! Got back to me and scheduled my repair quickly. Replaced dated bathroom plumbing and fixed a running toilet for a reasonable price. Highly recommend!
J.A Inspection Plumbing and Sewer ServiceJ.A Inspection Plumbing and Sewer Service
Joe C.
Revised the plumbing in our house to move washer and dryer down stairs to basement and run a gas line for the new stove.. Worked late on a Saturday to make sure we were in good shape for stove delivery Monday. Thank you!!!
Ceez the plumber LLCCeez the plumber LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nick did an amazing job!! I had several things that I needed done (bathtub knobs replaced and a couple of pieces of drywall repaired/replaced) and they were able to complete the job in a very reasonable amount of time. I would definitely recommend him for anyone that needs any type of electrical/plumbing/construction work done. I am planning on giving him a call in the winter when I want to have a bathroom installed in my basement. Thank you again for a job well done!!!
NWT ServicesNWT Services
Matthew P.
Couldn't be happier with a great price and great quality on a Sunday. I've had a lot of plumbing work done at different house so I know quality work at a good value. When my brother moved in on a Saturday we ran into a leak with the washer hookups, and the hose being corroded to the hookup making it impossible to get it off. I put a project in late at night Saturday and had a message from Steve Sunday morning! We set a time and he was very punctual. I also like that his price for an on-site quote was reasonable if we didn't proceed with the work.
Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.Purity Environmental Plumbing Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I was in contact with this service provider because my bathroom sink would not drain. I contacted several plumbers to get their opinions, including Prefect Plumbing. One plumber stated that all ineeded to do was have the drain snaked which would cost $175. Joe at Perfect Plumbing though stated I needed to replace pipes and/or replace my sewer line. Joe said his services would cost anywhere between 4,000 and 8,000. I brought up the other plumber's suggestion that all that was needed was a snaking. I also pointed other key factors like that all the other drains in the house were working which is an indicator that there were no major structural problems that would warrant pipe or sewer replacements. Joe completely disregarded the snaking idea, saying it did nothing and was not the problem. Joe kept saying how he is just like me and needs to earn a living. He kept talking about how he does things perfectly but seemed to have no regard for how much his "perfect" work would cost or if it was truly necessary. Because i dont have an extra 8,000 laying around i decided to start with getting the pipes snaked and would monitor from there. The snaking did the trick. Its been months now and the drain is working great. Thank goodness i did not trust Joe. He tried to sell me work that was not needed and i could be 8,000 poorer.
Perfect PlumbingPerfect Plumbing
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