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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 Gladstone plumbers
Thomas G.
Took care of all my plumbing issues, and pointed out other areas of concern not related to plumbing, which I appreciated.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Sarah M.
Great, fast and quality work. There was full transparency on the quote and no surprises. Highly satisfied customer and would recommend to any one needing help with plumbing. Will definitely use the team again for any plumbing projects.
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Got my plumbing issue fixed quickly!
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Marine N.
I will be calling Higgins back for any plumbing needs. Excellent service.
Higgins Sewer & Drain CleaningHiggins Sewer & Drain Cleaning
Vivian B.
Great experience with Pierpoint Plumbing, LLC. They gave me a free estimate on the work and their bid was much lower than the other company that came out. They did a great job on my plumbing and I would recommend them to friends and family.
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
John H.
These guys were great, installed a pump and plumbing for our washer. Very happy
Calvert Plumbing Heating and CoolingCalvert Plumbing Heating and Cooling
Thumbtack Customer
Plumbing work under kitchen sink. Well done and very reasonable price.
Maintenance Solutions LLC.Maintenance Solutions LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, skilled plumber! Will contact him for future plumbing needs and services. .
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Ky C.
He did a really good job with my plumbing issue. He even replace the wall for me after the water damaged it and he replaced two valves! If I ever have a plumbing issue again, I will call him. Before and After photos!
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Viral P.
Very punctual. Knew his stuff and resolved my plumbing issues despite running into unexpected complications.
B&L Plumbing Service, Inc.B&L Plumbing Service, Inc.
Leto B.
Quick response time. Had my plumbing issue fixed the next day. Will use them again!
Two Pillars PlumbingTwo Pillars Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
What a pleasure it was to have Temo come and do my basement drain cleanout. He was polite, professional, explained the difficulties he was encountering and did everything he could to alleviate the problem (darn tree roots!!). I will use this plumbing service every time my old house has a plumbing need!!
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Ryan P.
Great guys! Came out, gave options to fix plumbing, fixed problem, and gave fair price. Will hire again!
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Royce T.
On time and professional, Sam did great work replacing old busted cast iron plumbing with PVC that had been leaking for years.
Sewer Surgeon LLCSewer Surgeon LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Called them with a plumbing problem, they showed up fast on a Sunday. They finished the job really fast and were very well priced. Highly recommended
Kelly Molder's Honey Do HandymanKelly Molder's Honey Do Handyman
Shaun Q.
Blain was excellent to work with. He is straight forward, honest, respectful, knowledgeable, and responsive. He gave us an honest estimate and was up front about concerns he had. He showed up when he said he’d be there. And he answered every question I had. Cantrell plumbing will have all of my plumbing business as well as any my friends have.
Cantrell PlumbingCantrell Plumbing
Darleen S.
Mark was able to come out and take care of a plumbing issue the same day I contacted him. Very friendly and got the problem resolved quickly!
Higgins Sewer & Drain CleaningHiggins Sewer & Drain Cleaning
Viral P.
Great communication. They replaced my toilet and hauled the old one off in about 20 minutes. Definitely will call their services for my future plumbing needs
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Josh D.
Sean with Kelley Plumbing and Construction did a great job replacing our old, leaky water heater! He was able to come out the day after I contacted him and performed the job at the price he quoted me. The new water heater works great - so much hot water! I would recommend using Kelley Plumbing and Construction and will use them again next time. Thanks, Sean!
Kelley Plumbing & Construction LLCKelley Plumbing & Construction LLC
Mike N.
They were quick to respond and got the job done exactly how I needed. Professional and friendly, I will definitely hire these guys again for my next plumbing needs.
Cantrell PlumbingCantrell Plumbing
Heather D.
Devin and Anthony were polite, professional, and honest. When accepting bids for a sewer line replacement, competitors disagreed where the location was - basement or garage. I contacted True Blue to do a camera inspection and also provide a bid for the project. Anthony texted me the video for my records. His inspection confirmed the line needing replaced was in the garage. That allowed me to go back to the competitor that thought it was in the basement and get an updated bid. True Blue Plumbing's bid was fair compared to the handful I accepted from competitors. I hired a different competitor to do the replacement but will definitely reach out to True Blue Plumbing for all of my home's future plumbing needs. I highly recommend this company!
True Blue PlumbingTrue Blue Plumbing
Della S.
I had a project and also needed more problems tended to. Austin saved me by being able to fix my plumbing issues and a handyman project. What a save for me. Thanks
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Judith K.
The repairs on my 3 toilets was completed promptly to my satisfaction. I would call upon Higgins Sewer & Drain Cleaning again if I have any future plumbing needs.
Higgins Sewer & Drain CleaningHiggins Sewer & Drain Cleaning
AMI K.
Zachary was very professional. He completed all the jobs quick and with the right resolution. He had all the tools available ready to go. We are very happy with Pierpoint Plumbing. Thank you!!
Pierpoint PlumbingPierpoint Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Mark did a great job for me and is now my go to for plumbing work. I can be an obstinate and argumentative customer but mark was pleasant and professional, and best of all he fixed the damn leak!
Home Repair & ImprovementsHome Repair & Improvements
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