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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 Henderson plumbers
Christopher C.
Best plumbing company I have ever used.
MacBride Electric & PlumbingMacBride Electric & Plumbing
Donna S.
What a great experience. Henrriquez Plumbing were professional, punctual and did a great job! Love our new sink. Would definitely use them again for other plumbing needs.
Henrriquez Plumbing ServicesHenrriquez Plumbing Services
Kathy F.
We are very happy with the work 805 Plumbing did for us!
805 Plumbing and Heating805 Plumbing and Heating
Joe H.
Jasson gets the job done and leaves nothing to chance which is a big deal in plumbing. AAA
Pacheco PlumbingPacheco Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Pacheco plumbing for a drain problem and leaky pipes.. Jasson was fantastic.. He fixed the problem quickly, arrived on time, charged a reasonable price for his work, and helped me with some other minor plumbing problems. I would definitely hire him again.... T M
Pacheco PlumbingPacheco Plumbing
Richard K.
He did a great plumbing fix and at a fair price. Great personality and good guy. Definitely hire again.
Pacheco PlumbingPacheco Plumbing
Kelvin W.
Would definitely use Danny and 805 Plumbing again. Quick response and took care of issue within no time.
805 Plumbing and Heating805 Plumbing and Heating
Erika L.
David is a very nice man who is reliable and knowledgeable- I will use him again for other plumbing needs.
Bautista PlumbingBautista Plumbing
Rachelle C.
David answered my request within minutes and was able to come out the next day! Will use again for any plumbing needs.
Call Of Dooty LLCCall Of Dooty LLC
Thomas B.
Manny was great to work with. He very quickly diagnosed and fixed our plumbing problem over the weekend. Great service and highly recommended.
Quality Plumbing ServiceQuality Plumbing Service
Karen R.
We were very satisfied with the work and the willingness to problem solve our project. We would definitely use 805 Plumbing again.
805 Plumbing and Heating805 Plumbing and Heating
Troy j.
They were able to identify my plumbing issues, offered a fair price to fix them, and cleaned up. I would definitely use Swift again.
Swift Rooter and Jetting, LLCSwift Rooter and Jetting, LLC
Jeff K.
Anthony the plumber fixed our hose bibb and did an outstanding job. Very straightforward and honest. Will definitely call him again for our plumbing needs.
Anthony the plumberAnthony the plumber
David T.
Anthony was awesome. Messaged him on Monday, work was completed on Tuesday. Very professional and courteous. Price was great. Highly recommend. I will call Anthony for all my plumbing needs. Thank you.
Anthony the plumberAnthony the plumber
Kyle P.
Bruce was great to work with. Went above and beyond to make sure he helped me fix my plumbing issue. He’s going to be my go-to guy from here on out. Thank you Sir!
Drain Sergeant- Drain, Sewer & Maintenance ServiceDrain Sergeant- Drain, Sewer & Maintenance Service
Ugo N.
Jason is very professional and has a Great Attitude. Arrived on time and informed me of what the problem was with my plumbing. Went to work and had it done in no time. Very efficient and I have no reservations hiring him again
Pacheco PlumbingPacheco Plumbing
Katherine W.
Perry did a great job replacing our toilet! Very professional, did the job quickly and everything was neatly done. I recommend him for any plumbing service, and I will definitely use him again for any future projects!
New Horizon Plumbing and Air ConditioningNew Horizon Plumbing and Air Conditioning
Roxi R.
Manuel was excellent, personable and professional. He arrived on time and knew immediately what needed to be replaced. He was accurate and precise. His work was efficient and performed effortlessly. I will definitely call him again when my next plumbing problem occurs.
Illyria Mechanical piping LlcIllyria Mechanical piping Llc
Jeff B.
I hired Henriquez plumbing recently for new install/ upgrade work in our kitchen. He did a phenomenal job and we are so very happy with the quality and professional result. We are customers for good and all. I highly recommend them - hire them!
Henrriquez Plumbing ServicesHenrriquez Plumbing Services
Matt p.
Max took care of the backed-up main drain with alacrity, that is, speedily, and explained why the problem occurred, a defect in the line. I’m having him replace my leaking garbage disposal, too. Max came across as trustworthy and reliable and I would hire him again for any of my plumbing problems
LV plumbing Experts/ Emergency plumbingLV plumbing Experts/ Emergency plumbing
Ania B.
We had a problem with low pressure and no hot water in a kitchen faucet. We reached out to MacBride Electric + Plumbing and not only got an immediate response but an appointment for the same day. The job was fixed within the hour by Zack who was friendly, professional and knowledgable. Service was very fairly priced. Will definitely use this company again. Highly recommend.
MacBride Electric & PlumbingMacBride Electric & Plumbing
Scott R.
My water heater broke late last night and the downstairs of my house began flooding. I contacted Daniel very early in the morning. He responded immediately and replaced my water heater quickly. He is friendly and professional. I recommend Daniel very highly. He is definitely the first person I’ll call for any future plumbing/heating needs.
805 Plumbing and Heating805 Plumbing and Heating
Michael K.
It’s always hard to find a trusted Plummer, handyman, etc but I just moved to Vegas and have found my Plummer for as long as I live here. 5 minutes talking to him and I knew Christian knew what he was doing but more importantly I knew I could trust his advice. I’d highly recommend him to anyone that needs plumbing work.
Christians plumbingChristians plumbing
Dan S.
Bruce came out the house to install a new kitchen sink. After he evaluated the project, it turned into be more than he expected. The existing sink was glued to the granite with construction glue, which was not easy to remove. Bruce worked diligently with the heat gun to loosen the heat gun until the sink could finally be moved. The next issue we ran into, was the new sink was made for wooden counter tops and needed to be modified to fit. Bruce drove to Home Depot to get a special saw blade to cut off the pieces to make it fit. Just when we thought the project was over and he began reassembling the plumbing, the existing reverse osmosis broke. Bruce then went back to Home Depot for a new one and just charged me the price he paid for it. When it was all said and done, the project ended up being seven hours long on Father’s Day of all days. Bruce was very responsive before and walked me through everything while he was doing the work. I highly recommend his services for any plumbing project you need
Drain Sergeant- Drain, Sewer & Maintenance ServiceDrain Sergeant- Drain, Sewer & Maintenance Service
Jonathan P.
Absolutely appreciate the work that was completed. Arrived 15 minutes early, explained what he was doing as he was doing it (I’m nosy) and walked me through not only how to use my new sink faucet but how to fill the soap dispenser without getting under the sink. He cleaned up after himself and made sure all of my questions were answered before leaving. There is no doubt that I will use this company again, if needed, and will highly recommend them to everyone who needs plumbing assistance!
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