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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 Jersey City plumbers
Jersey C.
Our company was extremely satisfied with the service that Drain Clean Plumbing provided! Would use them again!
Plumbing & DrainsPlumbing & Drains
Thumbtack Customer
Used Dennis for a plumbing job (clogged toilet). Great availability - efficient, honest, would definitely use him again.
Serv-Tech Plumbing Heating and CoolingServ-Tech Plumbing Heating and Cooling
Verity R.
He was extremely efficient, responsive and professional. I will definitely call him next time I have a plumbing issue.
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Michelle M.
Would hire Drain Clean Plumbing again! Very punctual and professional. My drain is now flowing perfectly. Thanks so much!
Plumbing & DrainsPlumbing & Drains
Ervin T.
Excellent job!! Showed up early, wore a max and explained what he was doing. Will definitely recommend and use if I have any plumbing issues!!
Spence Plumbing RepairSpence Plumbing Repair
Virginia F.
Very pleased. Super quick to respond, available for last minute jobs and did a great job fixing our radiators and bathroom plumbing issues. Highly recommend!
rocky pipe repairsrocky pipe repairs
Linda F.
Manny is a nice guy and knows his plumbing. He explained everything and did exactly what he promised. I will definitely use him again for other projects.
Manny’s Construction S LLC🚿 🚰🛠Manny’s Construction S LLC🚿 🚰🛠
Kandyman X.
Besmir was a great plumbing pro! Explains everything as he goes on his work tried snaking my kitchen sink pipe twice to get the toughest clog out and did extra work even going to the main line to clear things over there. Recommended for sure!
B&L Mechanical LLCB&L Mechanical LLC
Edwin V.
Most reliable plumber in NJ! This guy is simply awesome. In a hour he replaced a broken toilet seal and the tank's water value. His rates are very reasonable, and he is on the ball! Never going to call anyone else for my house's plumbing needs. Thanks, Jason
Berry's Home Improvements & Handyman Services, LLCBerry's Home Improvements & Handyman Services, LLC
Melissa M.
Really appreciate Rocky coming to diagnose our mystery plumbing issue so quickly. We contacted three other companies who refused to give us any information unless we paid them hundreds of dollars to open our ceiling. Rocky was the only person to actually turn on our water, and let us know what the issue was! While we decided not move forward with the project at the time, I would highly recommend using Rocky as he was the only person who gave us an honest response and was not trying to rip us off. If we have any other plumbing concerns in the future, we will definitely be using him.
rocky pipe repairsrocky pipe repairs
Lubna L.
Jeff is very responsive and thorough in his process. I had a jacuzzi tub with faulty jets. He arrived early, identified the issue and had fixed within 15 minutes. He went above and beyond to look at the bathroom plumbing and provided great feedback. I will certainly work with Jeff again and highly recommend him to others!
Acraft TechnicalAcraft Technical
Dominic F.
We were having issues with our drainage/sewage after previously having another plumbing company attempt to fix the issue back in December. The previous company had only fixed it on a bare minimum level which is why we started seeing the issues crop up again just 2 months later. iR plumbing responded to our inquiry immediately and we were able to set an appointment right away. Our professional was able to quickly identify the problem despite our property not having access to our cleanout/p-trap and despite our pipe system being very poorly laid out. After finding the source of the problem, years old baby wipes that had been flushed by the previous owners, our professional went to work with the snake and was able to fully clear our blockage. Could not be more pleased with the service. Highly recommended!
iR Plumbing (service, repairs & maintenance)iR Plumbing (service, repairs & maintenance)
Andrew W.
Ira was quick to respond to my urgent situation, came to assess the issue, and returned shortly after to complete the fix. The water tubing connecting my kitchen water to the fridge had ruptured, so he replaced it with a higher quality metal hose and drilled some holes in my cabinet to accommodate the wider diameter. Quick, friendly and professional. I would recommend to anyone needing plumbing help.
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Ulana Z.
I called Robert to unclog a sewer drain in the basement. He arrived within 15 minutes of my call, and was able to quickly diagnose the problem. Robert cleaned out the drain, which had not been cleaned in decades, and also cleaned the floor after his work was done. He was very tidy and professional. I will definitely call him again for any future plumbing problem. Altogether, it was a very positive experience.
Urgent DrainUrgent Drain
Minta B.
Amazing service provided by Innovation Renovations! Contacted them in the morning and had someone at my home a few minutes before noon. The plumber went to work right away and did a thorough job. He had all the tools needed for the job and did not have to go to Home Depot for parts needed( this is usually typical with previous contractors). Very professional as well. I would highly recommend them for any plumbing issue.
iR Plumbing (service, repairs & maintenance)iR Plumbing (service, repairs & maintenance)
Damon C.
J & J leatherneck resolved a plumbing issue that has lingered in my home for a couple years. Jeremy was quick to identify the root cause and propose the right solution. He got the job done on-time and on-budget. The company also went above and beyond to cost effectively replace two faucets in my home. I was pleased with the company’s level of integrity and professionalism. I have already referred J&J to my friends and I would not hesitate to use their services in the future.
J & J Leatherneck MechanicalJ & J Leatherneck Mechanical
Thumbtack Customer
Sam the technician was excellent. Right from when he visited to review the job abs provide a quote he was meticulous and paid great attention to detail in assessing the effort and requirements of materials. That was a big reason I hired him in spite of getting quotes that were way cheaper from other plumbers. While communication was a bit of a barrier, Sam managed to overcome it with his professional skills and completed the job as agreed to while masterfully tackling a few challenges that we hadn't anticipated - like relocating a sink that wasn't factored into the original estimate but had to be done once the appliance arrived and we realized we hadn't accounted for the placement accurately. Excellent job overall. I'm calling Sam for all future plumbing projects.
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