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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 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 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?

Reviews for University City plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Dad's Plumbing replaced the entire plumbing stack from the 2nd floor bathroom to the basement. The job was completed professionally, in an efficient manner of time, and passed inspection. In addition, Steve arrived on time, responded quickly, contained the construction mess, cleaned up after himself, and kept my white carpet on the second floor spotless! We will be calling Dad's plumbing for future plumbing needs.
Dad's Plumbing ServicesDad's Plumbing Services
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.
Thumbtack Customer
Dad's Plumbing services fixed my problem with professional manner. Well done.
Dad's Plumbing ServicesDad's Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Bieg Plumbing was very timely and efficient! I would definitely call them again!
Bieg Plumbing Company Inc.Bieg Plumbing Company Inc.
Ronald G.
Tracy was amazing as he coordinated with Steve to take care of our plumbing issue. Great job!!!
All Service DrainAll Service Drain
Alex D.
Quick turnaround time and they showed up when expected. Would use again for plumbing needs.
Flow King RooterFlow King Rooter
Thumbtack Customer
Charlie Beis, the owner of Beis Plumbing, was proactive, friendly, knowledgeable and a great communicator throughout my project, which involved several steps over several weeks. He offered a number of options and ideas for solving the plumbing problem I faced and went out of his way to make it work. He was great at follow-up and follow-through and this experience with him and his company was top-notch. I will use Beis Plumbing again and recommend them to you as well.
Beis Plumbing LLC.Beis Plumbing LLC.
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.
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.
Amy W.
Same day service on Saturday was much appreciated. We will definitely call on Olney for all future plumbing issues.
Olney Sewer and Drain LLCOlney Sewer and Drain 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
Greg S.
david and his colleague from 'good to go plumbing' exceeded our expectations with getting all new plumbing for our kitchen/appliances installed. his craftsmanship is very solid as well as his personality. david was very easy to talk with and a very laid-back guy. we definitely plan on using him in the future.
Good to go PlumbingGood to go Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Steve replaced our kitchen drainer and so far the new one works great!! We recommend Dad's plumbing!!
Dad's Plumbing ServicesDad's Plumbing Services
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 DrainAll Service Drain
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.
Jana I.
Steve and team did an amazing job on my plumbing needs! He went above and beyond to get the work done! Definitely recommend him and will call him again.
Dad's Plumbing ServicesDad's Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am extremely pleased with his work and professionalism. I will definitely be calling Charlie for any future plumbing issues. He is more than fair in his pricing and honest.
Beis Plumbing LLC.Beis Plumbing 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
Ryan Z.
This guy was great!! On time fair price and got everything done under my budget. Great and honest work highly recommend him for any family or friend that needs plumbing done.
Good to go PlumbingGood to go Plumbing
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Michael helped me out with two projects, both of which turned out great. I strongly recommend using him for any project, especially plumbing. He is professional, hard working, and responsive.
Michael's Handyman ServicesMichael's Handyman 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
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
Trevor M.
Working with James from start to finish has been a pleasure. He determined the source of the leak for me and advised a repair for no cost at all! Very friendly and would highly recommend him for any of your plumbing needs.
Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.Creative Kitchens And Baths LLC.
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