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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 Highland Creek plumbers
David P.
Knowledgeable and professional. Ritchie Plumbing is now my go to for all plumbing needs. Superb!
Ritchie Plumbing LLCRitchie Plumbing LLC
Erin H.
Power Plumbing responded to my inquiry quickly, unclogged my drain very fast and cleaned up well! I will definitely use Power Plumbing for future plumbing needs.
Power Plumbing, LLCPower Plumbing, LLC
Aaron A.
Plumbing Solutions did a great job with an emergency plumbing issue in our guest bath! Will definitely hire again.
Fossil Marble & PlumbingFossil Marble & Plumbing
Amanda P.
Vidal plumbing responded within minutes and were able to come out the same day. They were in and out within 2 hours and were straight forward with their explanation of pricing and the actual plumbing issue. Will hire again for any other plumbing needs.
Vital PlumbingVital Plumbing
Clay W.
I have a new plumbing company!
Power Plumbing, LLCPower Plumbing, LLC
Jacqueline R.
I truly appreciated Pioneer Plumbing for their professionalism and punctuality when it came to my concern to fix my toilet. The response was awesome. Thank You Pioneer Plumbing!!
Pioneer Plumbing LLCPioneer Plumbing LLC
Cathy H.
Randy did some plumbing work for me and I was really satisfied with his work. I will be sure to contact him for any other appliance or plumbing repairs
Randys Appliance Hvac And Plumbing RepairsRandys Appliance Hvac And Plumbing Repairs
Jonathan C.
John with Action Plumbing was upfront on cost and any issues that might occur. Everything was handled in a very professional manner and done to code. Action Plumbing was considerably less than the "big name" plumbing companies who tried to quote insane prices. I have a go-to plumber for life!
Ritchie Plumbing LLCRitchie Plumbing LLC
Stella M.
Timely response. Fixed plumbing quickly and efficiently
Power Plumbing, LLCPower Plumbing, LLC
Brooke C.
Would absolutely use Pioneer Plumbing again!
Pioneer Plumbing LLCPioneer Plumbing LLC
Malcolm P.
Great experience with Ray’s plumbing. Ray came the same day and got the job done in a timely and economical manner. Ray will be my go-to person for future plumbing needs.
Ray's plumbingRay's plumbing
Geoff W.
Great experience with Pioneer Plumbing. Look no further!
Pioneer Plumbing LLCPioneer Plumbing LLC
Michael V.
Def using for all future plumbing needs
Vital PlumbingVital Plumbing
Tiffany D.
Vidal Plumbing did a great Job fixing my sink. I had a company come in before vidal and did not feel comfortable moving forward. Vidal Plumbing came to my home the next morning and was honest and fixed the job. I am very thankful that I found Vidal Plumbing on Thumbtack.
Vital PlumbingVital Plumbing
Violet C.
Pioneer Plumbing did an excellent job with the kitchen plumbing repair. It was an extensive replacement of all the parts under the sink. As a result the leaking has stopped and prevented major water damage.
Pioneer Plumbing LLCPioneer Plumbing LLC
Matthew h.
Great work! Have an older house with some creative plumbing work in the kitchen. Able to help us install a new kitchen faucet! Will hire in the future for all plumbing needs.
DTH Plumbing & Septic LLCDTH Plumbing & Septic LLC
Terri H.
I needed a toilet replaced and I could not be more pleased with my experience with Action Plumbing. They were extremely professional and prompt. Great value too. I have now put Action Plumbing in my contacts as my go to company for any plumbing needs in the future. I highly recommend them.
Ritchie Plumbing LLCRitchie Plumbing LLC
Bouk o.
KG replied quickly, came out the next day, took care of our plumbing problem, and answered all our questions. We will call him for any other plumbing issues.
HelpMeHelpYou servicesHelpMeHelpYou services
Thumbtack Customer
Brian and Justin from Oso Plumbing are amazing! They are professional, courteous, and knowledgable. After recently renovating a house, I ran into an issue with my plumbing. Immediately, Oso Plumbing was able to come out, assess the situation, and provide solutions for remediation. The issue was fixed in less than an hour and I was able to feel a sense of relief knowing that I had hired a company that cared. I would highly recommend using Oso Plumbing and will definitely use them in the future! Thanks guys!
Oso PlumbingOso Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Oso plumbing was great! Justin took care of my plumbing needs. We were getting our house repaired to put our home on the market and Justin delivered just on time! Great communication, arrival time, affordable, and he delivered as promised. I have an older shower that was beyond needing repair! I'm so happy that I had Oso Plumbing to take care of my plumbing issue and I would recommend this company to anyone needing repairs! The Yorks
Oso PlumbingOso Plumbing
Saori B.
Ray is the wonderful person to work with. He is very reliable and knowledgeable. He has extensive knowledge of plumbing. Don’t look for any other person. Please contact Ray for any plumbing needs!!
Ray's plumbingRay's plumbing
Mike S.
Vidal Plumbing took care of installing a sink and fixing a toilet. They showed up on time and provided superior service at a fair price. We will definitely be calling them again for any additional plumbing needs.
Vital PlumbingVital Plumbing
Tushar B.
Pat helped with plumbing leaks issues for my toilet and bathroom sinks. He was extremely honest with his assessments and provided reasonable solutions. I will recommend others to reach out to Pat for their plumbing needs.
Pat's PlumbingPat's Plumbing
Deon C.
Remodeling a house & plumbing was the first thing to fix. Very professional and upfront with what needed to be done replacing the pipes. Communicated throughout the entire job. Definitely recommend and will call back for any other plumbing needs.
The PlumberThe Plumber
Christopher b.
Fast, early, professional, and great! Will use him for any plumbing problems
GP ServicesGP Services
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