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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 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?

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.

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 Newark plumbers
Alain V.
Quality service at a fair price. Contracted Handy for my local plumbing need and I am very well pleased. Definitely recommend Handy for exceptional plumbing service. Great job!
Handy go netHandy go net
Jared L.
Responded promptly and fixed my plumbing issue with no problem. Professional, Fast and reliable.
Smooth Running LLCSmooth Running LLC
Ryessa g.
Thank you for your service and quality of work! A must hire for all your plumbing needs.
rocky pipe repairsrocky pipe repairs
Kyle B.
Hassan has been really great through several plumbing issues we had in our new home. He's very detailed, explains thoroughly what the issues are and the best method to solve it. Also very patient and honest. I would recommend him for any plumbing issue you may encounter
Smooth Running LLCSmooth Running LLC
Richard E.
Came out to fix a plumbing leak, was responsive and provided photos of work completed. The estimate was fair and would use again.
Smooth Running LLCSmooth Running LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Best Touch was quick & efficient. They know the in's & out's of plumbing & heating. They explain problems & solutions in layman's terms. I will be using them again. A+ service!!!
Best Touch Development LLC
Petros A.
Raf did a great job with the brand new sink installation and meeting espresso machine requirements, he even took care of some other issues with existing plumbing for fair up charge. He came prepared and ready to do the job and for small things that popped up.
JC_ Plumbing & Heating 24/7JC_ Plumbing & Heating 24/7
Brent M.
Had an excellent experience. Tech showed up within an hour and was able to isolate the problem quickly. Towels a hundred feet down the main sewer stack due to disgruntled tenants! Am awaiting a quote for another plumbing job from him and will be using them in the future for sure.
Drain care prosDrain care pros
Tanya-Marie P.
I cannot say enough good things about Torres Plumbing. Jonathan was quick in responding for repair of the water heater after the storm and kept me informed the entire way. He gave a warranty for his work and I found his price very reasonable. I will hire him again.
Torres PlumbingTorres Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
William was extremely courteous and professional. I experienced a major leak behind the wall of one of my apartments and will came of the next day and repaired the wall after fixing the plumbing issues. I highly recommend William and will be using him in the future. He's versatile and very professional. He provides competitive quotes and professional receipts. He also accepts credit! This is a plus
Toler Home Solutions LLC.Toler Home Solutions LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Robert quoted us a very reasonable price and came out to our house in a snowstorm. He finished the job promptly and then took a look at another problem that I discovered when he was in route and he promptly took care of that too. Robert was professional and personable, his prices were very reasonable and we will definitely be contacting him if we have any future plumbing needs.
Urgent DrainUrgent Drain
Justin M.
SUBJECT: Do yourself a favor and hire him. CONTENT: The more I work with Hasan, the more I like him as a person and the more I appreciate his talents as a plumber. He is an honest, hardworking professional that pays attention to the details of his craft. He communicates what the issue is effortlessly. It is clear his exceptional plumbing tenure arms him with the forethought and insight into of peripheral risk and intersecting issues. I purchased a 105-year-old two family house and I hired Hasan to install a gas line for my washer and dryer and accidentally found myself a friend and plumber. He had me show him where I wanted the dryer installed, provided his recommendation and options along with pricing. I run a very tight schedule as an accountant during busy season and new home owner, but we developed a rapport quickly so I let him borrow my home keys and work on the line while I was at work. He did such a fantastic job I hired him for other issues including a leak, flushing, and drainage problem. Not only did the tenants sing his praises, but so did my family (and they are not easily impressed) when I had him come to fix a pipe. His work has always exceeded my expectations. I am giving him my keys so that he can be my regular maintenance repair man as I trust him and know that the other contractors, he works with are good at their job. I would also note that he has been responsive at midnight, willing to come out during non-business hours and provide me with advice for free.
Smooth Running LLCSmooth Running LLC
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