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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

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.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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.

Reviews for Hopkins plumbers
Ronna R.
Allen was able to address my plumbing issue the same day. It is quality work at a fair price.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great work and very neat. We would definitely recommend Spitfire and call them again for any plumbing needs.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Jason R.
Arrived right on time. Worked quickly. Was courteous and professional. Billed the agreed to rate. I would certainly use New Concept Plumbing again.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Will provided excellent service and came the next day to help with my plumbing issue. I really appreciated Will's guidance and explanations since I have limited understanding of plumbing. Overall, I found him to provide excellent customer service, he showed up on time, and spent some extra time with me explaining more about the fix and some general information. I would definitely refer him to friends and family.
Nstructions LLCNstructions LLC
Stephanie B.
Martin was amazing! He replaced most of our old plumbing in our house. He's very diligent and knowlegable with his craft. I love the fact that he was very upfront about pricing so there were no surprises. He would always show us the problem then fix it. Martin is a very hard worker and always went the extra mile to see that things got done. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone in need of plumbing services.
MD WorksMD Works
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was fantastic! He came in, assessed the needs of the project, grabbed the stuff he needed, came back and fixed it perfectly and quickly. I would hire him for any plumbing needs in the future without hesitation!
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
David V.
After sending out three requests for bids for a relatively minor plumbing repair, Bob of Masterpiece was the only one to respond. Because of his prior commitments, and because my repair was not urgent, Bob was not able to do the work immediately, but he kept me informed about the status of his schedule. And when he locked in the time he was prompt. The work was performed in an excellent, professional manner. The time to complete it and the cost was lower than expected. Based on experience with other plumbers in the past, I expected the cost to be double what it actually was. I will use Masterpiece for all future plumbing needs.
Masterpiece Mechanical And Plumbing llc.Masterpiece Mechanical And Plumbing llc.
William J.
Mike responded to our request right away. He was able to schedule our repair for the next day. He did a great job.We have his card and will use him the next time we have a plumbing issue. Bill and Sue Minnetonka
M&B Drain LLCM&B Drain LLC
Thumbtack Customer
James was very responsive, gave me notice when he was running late, then showed up right on time when we re-scheduled. Was quick to diagnose the issue with an exterior faucet, replaced the faulty part, and was finished in no time. I would definitely call him again for any plumbing job.
ESP Metropolitan PlumbingESP Metropolitan Plumbing
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