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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 Eden Prairie plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
New Concept Plumbing promptly responded to request for work. An estimate was provided and work completed in a timely manner. Strongly recommend New Concept Plumbing!
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I will contact Spitfire Plumbing for our upcoming project.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Laurel H.
Very happy with Spitfire Plumbing. Shared great info and did quality work.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Garrett G.
He did an amazing job! Very thorough! I highly recommend him for all plumbing needs!
Mr. Maison Plumbing and Drain, LLCMr. Maison Plumbing and Drain, LLC
Jerry J.
Excellent job re plumbing my laundry room and various other repairs. Will definitely use again.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Aaron M.
Excellent. This is the 2nd time I've worked with New Concept Plumbing and this is the 2nd time I've been impressed by their timeliness, expertise, value, and quality of the work done.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Shelly R.
Chris did a great job replacing a bathroom faucet, supply lines and shut off valve. He will be my 1st call for any future plumbing repairs.
Dependable DrainDependable Drain
Hiba A.
Chris was focused and got the job done. He was also kind enough to look at a different plumbing job we needed and fixed it in the same visit. Happy to hire Chris again for future jobs.
Dependable DrainDependable Drain
Carrie W.
Tony did a great job with upgrading our powder room. He was responsive, professional and respectful of my work from home schedule. I would hire Tony again for future plumbing projects in our home.
Tony HyserTony Hyser
Carol G.
So glad to have met Gary - he fixed our problem quickly and asked if there were other plumbing jobs he could do since he had to charge us the one hour minimum. Very competent and professional. Highly recommend him.
GBG Plumbing/Mechanical LLCGBG Plumbing/Mechanical LLC
Mitch H.
Gary did a great job cleaning out a main drain when we needed him in a pinch. He was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with - I couldn't expect anything better and will be using him again for any future plumbing needs.
GBG Plumbing/Mechanical LLCGBG Plumbing/Mechanical LLC
Robin M.
Within a few minutes of my request on Thumbtack for help in fixing a couple of plumbing leaks, I received a couple of queries. Dave from Spitfire came within 45 minutes after our initial contact phone call, around 3 pm. and inspected the task/issues, proposed solutions and alternatives, then quoted his price. We agreed, and on his recommendation, I rushed to Home Depot and acquired a required faucet fixture promptly. Dave had a new garbage disposal in his stock and by 6 pm he completed the plumbing job. He was friendly, thorough and professional, while assuring us that we had no cause to worry. He then guaranteed his job for a year. Where do you get that type of service. No doubt he intended to sooth and satisfy us and that was a clincher. We are overjoyed to have chosen Spitfire and Dave. We recommend Spitfire to all and sundry.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Ellie G.
Mike was initially hired to replace our water heater and out of all the options we had, his reviews + price sounded like the best option. He came to set it up later that week and I asked him if he could also quote us for a sink replacement (from single basin to double basin sink that we had already bought + already bought faucet) while he was draining our old water heater. He quickly took a look and gave us an estimate that was very reasonable and he was able to install our water heater and replace our sink all within 3 hours! Total cost would’ve been the same as a quote that I received from a different company for just the water heater replacement and so far everything is working great. Thank you Mike!!! We will be going to you for future plumbing needs.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
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