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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 Overland plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a clogged pipe and water was backing up into both my kitchen sinks. John came out and fixed the problem by inserting a plumbing auger into the plumbing vent pipe on my roof. This cleared the clog after a few minutes. I will call him again for future plumbing problems.
T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.
Jeff V.
Mr. Wallis was very helpful with my plumbing issue! He was responsive, punctual and professionally explained his work. I will definitely use his services again on my aging plumbing!
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
John C.
James provided extremely professional plumbing service. He was quick to respond to messages and discussed all possible corrective actions prior to completing my repair. I would recommend him for any plumbing upgrades or service calls.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Bieg Plumbing was very timely and efficient! I would definitely call them again!
Bieg Plumbing Company Inc.Bieg Plumbing Company Inc.
James G.
Great work! Will definitely keep these guys in mind if I have plumbing issues in the future
Gardner And SonsGardner And Sons
Alex D.
Quick turnaround time and they showed up when expected. Would use again for plumbing needs.
Flow King RooterFlow King Rooter
Ronald G.
Tracy was amazing as he coordinated with Steve to take care of our plumbing issue. Great job!!!
All Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer InspectionsAll Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
James was extremely professional and knowledgeable, and we will definitely hire Creative Kitchens and Baths for future plumbing work.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Michele E.
James was great completed the project in 30 minutes. I would definitely recommend him for any plumbing issues.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Mike R.
James is extremely professional and expertly performed our plumbing work. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Aaron D.
Honest, fast, and super friendly. We needed minor plumbing repairs and these guys came through! Thanks so much!
T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.
Ron C.
Jason from Pipe it down plumbing is great! He helped out find out leak that has been destroying the lower level and also fixed it. Pipe it down plumbing very reasonable pricing and great work. Takes care of the issue like it was his own house. Will use them again for future projects
Pipe It Down Plumbing SolutionsPipe It Down Plumbing Solutions
Kristi T.
They were quick to answer when I had a plumbing issue. Very professional, reasonable cost. Would use again and recommend to others.
All Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer InspectionsAll Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent. Right on with the quote and perfectly fine with fixing a couple small le aks that got missed. Will definitely use again for any future plumbing repairs.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Isla W.
Jason is an excellent plumber. Arrived on time, with excellent communication as to arrival time etc, and did the job quickly and well. I highly recommend him for any plumbing job. Thank you.
Pipe It Down Plumbing SolutionsPipe It Down Plumbing Solutions
Fan Z.
They helped me unclogged the kitchen drain. Very efficient and quality work. Upfront pricing with no hidden cost. Very happy with their service and will definitely use their service for any future plumbing jobs.
All Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer InspectionsAll Service Drain Cleaning & Sewer Inspections
Barbara H.
Byron had several plumbing fixtures to install for me which was completed perfectly and pleasantly. I will continue to seek his work for other home projects and recommend his company for the quality work.
homeWork FxhomeWork Fx
Zaina H.
Creative Kitchen and Baths did a thorough and excellent job with the plumbing in our bathroom remodel. James moved a sink over so we can update the vanity. I highly recommend them!
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
Katherine V.
Jason called to notify 10 min delay in arrival time which was very thoughtful. He was able to identify the plumbing issue and install the new part the same day. Very convenient service!
Pipe It Down Plumbing SolutionsPipe It Down Plumbing Solutions
Ric B.
Desperate for plumbing repair. Darryl responded within minutes and came out that afternoon. Turned out to be difficult repair but he worked it and the repair was done perfectly. Highly recommend DC Home Repair Services.
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
Victor P.
Eric was super responsive, but did miss his initial appointment window. Understandable, as client work takes priority over providing estimates. We have not selected our plumbing professional yet and will update then.
Plumbing Experts LLCPlumbing Experts LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a variety of plumbing repairs done quickly as a result of an inspection. John was able to review the job and complete all the work successfully within a day. On-time, and very expert and efficient. Would definitely recommend.
T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.T&J Plumbing Solutions llc.
Joye G.
Jason came out right away to look at my plumbing situation. It ended up being a bigger job than I expected, but not a surprise. He did a great job explaining what needed to be done to myself and my husband. He partnered with another professional to disassemble my kitchen to get access to the pipes that needed replaced. The entire project went fairly quickly and I'm very happy with the service. I definitely recommend Pipe It Down Plumbing and will call them again if I need help in the future.
Pipe It Down Plumbing SolutionsPipe It Down Plumbing Solutions
Kristi T.
Flow King is one of the most responsive companies I've ever used...anywhere. I have used them on three separate occasions and they are my go-to plumbers when I need anything plumbing-related done.
Flow King RooterFlow King Rooter
Lisa C.
James was very responsive and timely with addressing my plumbing issue. He worked efficiently and was very honest and up front with pricing and provided a fair cost for my repair. Will definitely use his services again in the future.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
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