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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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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 Richfield plumbers
Scott t.
Discount Rooter and Plumbing made good on unclogging a drain and repairing a leak in the line. I will be returning to them with future plumbing and clogging issues. Thank you, Discount Rooter and Plumbing!
Discount Rooter and PlumbingDiscount Rooter and Plumbing
Jay V.
Chris arrived on time and was very informative as he was addressing my plumbing issues. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone looking for plumbing work.
Chris HalsteadChris Halstead
Thumbtack Customer
He was friendly, quick, knowledgeable, and honest. Will call again for next plumbing issue.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Daniel S.
I had a great experience with Spitfire Plumbing LLC. He was very responsive, and had my leak fixed the same day and did a really great job! Very pleased and will be contacting him first with any of my future plumbing needs.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Toni J.
Chris was great, informative, friendly & efficient. Will definitely use him for future plumbing needs! :)
Dependable DrainDependable Drain
Paul G.
Work to remove an out of code bathroom. Fixing rotted out plumbing drain lines. Fixing plumbing main line and replacing faucets. Allen knows his stuff and is very professional. He delivered as promised and I would highly recommend his services.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Julie R.
Mike was personable, efficient, and resolved all my plumbing issues. He removed a sink and installed a new pedestal sink/faucet. He successfully tackled a clog and low flow issue. He honored a previous quote. I definitely will contact him for future plumbing needs.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Mike B.
Chris was great! Arrived early and did a great job. Highly recommend this company for any plumbing needs.
Dependable DrainDependable Drain
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! Knowledgable, flexible, and even included a whole house plumbing inspection. I would definitely recommend!
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Aakif S.
On time, Speed, Knows what he is doing, Good work... Will definitely recommend others using his plumbing services.
Phenomenal Plumbing INCPhenomenal Plumbing INC
Cena O.
James did a great job! Communicated clearly with me and did wonderful work. I'd definitely hire Spitfire Plumbing again.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Eric T.
Great service, would def recommend to friends and family. We will be using Spitfire again when/if plumbing needs arise. Thanks again!
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Amy A.
Mike was great! Had an unfinished basement room I wanted to add a craft sink with no nearby water source. He came out and gave me an estimate in just a few minutes and was able to get the job done the day I needed it completed. He was on time and finished within just a few hours. I had other inspections (electrical, HVAC) scheduled later that day and one city inspector was a general so I had an unscheduled plumbing inspection approved in that same visit. I definitely recommend him for your plumbing needs! We will be calling Mike for all future plumbing needs.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Christopher F.
Chris repaired our leaking valve quickly and at a very reasonable price! We look forward to working with him again on future plumbing jobs.
Chris HalsteadChris Halstead
Josh D.
Very knowledgeable. Made us feel he knew what he was doing. In and out in about and hour and completed the plumbing for a tub and and exterior faucet.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Brad R.
Dale was great, you can tell he's passionate about his work. I highly recommend him and will be using him for future plumbing work.
Phenomenal Plumbing INCPhenomenal Plumbing INC
Thumbtack Customer
They were quick, efficient, and professional. They warranteed their work for 90 days. Their prices are very reasonable. Definitely will be calling them again for any other plumbing issues.
Cutting Edge Sewer and Drain LLCCutting Edge Sewer and Drain LLC
Sherie C.
James did an exceptional job on the multiple small to mid-size plumbing projects I needed in my home to list for sale. The quality of his work cannot be overstated, nor his level of professionalism. I'm very pleased I've found my go-to guy for all my plumbing needs. Highly skilled, competitively priced, honest and ethical -- you can trust James to do a great job!
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
John M.
Mike is a great plumber who does quick, high quality work. He did plumbing for our 1200 sq ft basement, and we have had no issues.
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Allen for tackling any plumbing job. He was very professional and did exactly as promised. Allen will be the only plumber I use in the future.
Spitfire Plumbing LLCSpitfire Plumbing LLC
Rose N.
I highly recommend Chris: A+ communication, quick, professional and excellent quality of work. 5 stars! Chris - I've saved your number for future plumbing needs. Thank you!!!
Chris HalsteadChris Halstead
Erik L.
I had an emergency leak that was quickly and professionally taken care of. They were very responsive, flexible, and professional. I'd use them again the next time I have a plumbing issue.
Mr. Maison Plumbing and Drain, LLCMr. Maison Plumbing and Drain, LLC
Cody B.
Plumber was not able to fix my problem because it was an issue with the appliance rather than the plumbing. He was very responsive and punctual though, so I would rate those elements highly.
Dependable DrainDependable Drain
Sally M.
Mike was just fabulous! Knowledgable, friendly, offered multiple possible fixes. He did the work quickly and made some simple suggestions to improve our plumbing. Will definitely hire him again!
New Concept Plumbing, LLCNew Concept Plumbing, LLC
Kerry H.
Martin was fantastic. We immediately presented him a SNAFU, which he took in stride and resolved quickly. I can highly recommend Martin for any plumbing need you might have.
MD WorksMD Works
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