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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 East Orange plumbers
Rhonda G.
This was the first time that I have used Ziggyz and I was so impressed with the level of professional service he provided. He removed and installed a toilet and sink, took away all debris, and left the bathroom clean and tidy. Very knowledgeable when asked plumbing questions. I would highly recommend Ziggyz and I will use him again for any plumbing work.
Our Neighborhood Handyman llcOur Neighborhood Handyman llc
Thumbtack Customer
Being unable to use the kitchen sink can be a nightmare and waiting for it to get fixed can be even worst. Getting same day service and having the problem fixed so quickly is definitely a reason I will continue to use BlueKrait Drain & Sewer for all my plumbing needs. The price is reasonable and Rob was such a pleasure to work with very respectful with your time and I would recommend them for all plumbing needs.
Urgent DrainUrgent Drain
Neville M.
I was very happy with the work performed by Spence Plumbing. The price quoted before the start of the work was not changed which is very important to me. I would hire them again in the future.
Spence PlumbingSpence Plumbing
Shantee W.
Ibrahim was very responsive and punctual. He was immediately able to diagnose my plumbing issue. He explained the problem and what needed to be done to solve it. He promptly fixed the issue. Overall, very good experience.
All State PlumbingAll State Plumbing
Josette P.
Ez deal plumbing came out on the same day I called and solved a long lasting problem I’ve been having slow drain with an odor. Very please with the result will definitely hired and refer to family and friend..
ez deal plumbingez deal plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
From the moment that I called, they professional and courteous. The plumber arrived on time, found the problem, fixed the problem, and even cleaned up !!! Excellent job !!! I will hire again, if I ever have another plumbing problem.
Action Air Heating, Cooling , plusAction Air Heating, Cooling , plus
Genesis A.
Very professional. Got the job done quickly and efficiently. I love that he takes time to explain everything. The price was very fair as well. I will definitely be calling him for all our plumbing needs! And I highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Smooth Running LLCSmooth Running LLC
Felicia B.
My experience with the Gentleman that came to my home today was horrible! He had a strong accent but I was able to understand him because I have been around people from his country. He was repeating what he was going to do multiple times I explain to him let us do the basic before we get to anything else. I notice he started to have an attitude. My instinct at this point told me to just pay him the diagnostic fee that he said was $40 by the way the profile stated $35. Instead I went ahead and allow him to fix the problem. He stated he will be back I assume he was going to the truck to get parts and come back. This guy was gone for over 30 mins. When I realize the truck was gone I called him and he told me he went to the plumbing store, didn't apologize. He inserted the new piece and stated " oh the shower head much better" I told him that wasn't the problem it was the bottom faucet. He got an attitude again and stated I'll take out the piece I put in. I stated why would do that it's already in just leave it. He now says it would be $75 more to fix the bottom faucet! This is what he should have done in the first place! I mumble this is insane and over price he heard me and went off slamming my doors!!! He wouldn't calm down. My tenant son was home as well he didn't care. I had to call the cops. I don't want anyone especially a woman to experience this behavior! Do not do business with this man he is very disrespectful!
All State PlumbingAll State Plumbing
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