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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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.

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. 

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 New York plumbers
Sonia C.
We had a massive plumbing issue. He could not fix it because it was an issue with out building's plumbing, but he helped us establish exactly what was wrong and reported to our building management so that they would fix it. Thank you for your help and professionalism!
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Marion L.
Responsive. Punctual. Fairly priced. And he solved my plumbing/mechanical problem quickly. Great job.
Ari MechanicAri Mechanic
Miye M.
Great communication, reasonable, & was very knowledgable about our plumbing needs. Would definitely hire again!
Celtic Piping and HeatingCeltic Piping and Heating
William B.
Very clear, transparent and honest dialogue to help diagnose my plumbing issues! Will use him again. Thanks
Lauren N.
In addition to excellent plumbing repair services, Anil was prompt, professional, and courteous! I highly recommend engaging his services.
Mona N.
He fixed all my plumbing issues and at a very reasonable price. I would definitely hire him again!
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Alissa S.
It was such a relief to go with Celtic plumbing! So professional and quick to get the job done. They came within an hour and I can use my shower again (thank goodness). They also let me know about other issues they spotted with the plumbing (without being pushy about repairing anything). Definitely would go with them again.
Celtic Piping and HeatingCeltic Piping and Heating
Gabrielle G.
Darell was flexible, always responsive, and worked quickly. I highly recommend and will continue to use him for all my plumbing needs.
D&A  plumbing and home maintainence.D&A plumbing and home maintainence.
Krystian T.
The service was great! Really efficient and friendly service at a reasonable price. Will be booking again for any drain clogs/plumbing services in the future. Thank you again!
Andy's Plumbing & Drain ServiceAndy's Plumbing & Drain Service
Janice T.
Ari was beyond fantastic! We had a plumbing emergency and he came over the same day (just a few hours after I contacted him). He arrived on time and purchased and installed a new faucet quickly and efficiently. He was courteous and professional and cleaned up the work space before leaving. I highly recommend him! I will use him again for other plumbing jobs.
Ari MechanicAri Mechanic
Swarna M.
Akhtba was prompt and responsive and quickly fixed a plumbing issue. Highly recommend and would how him in the future if I had other issues. He was also reasonably priced.
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Jamie G.
We had an excellent experience. James went above and beyond to repair our office plumbing and even cleaned the area afterwards. Would absolutely hire him again.
James mechanicalJames mechanical
Kazz A.
Very helpful is diagnosing the plumbing problem and explaining the pathway to a solution-- Ali went above and beyond to sort out potential future concerns at our place of business. Much appreciated.
Nice home improvementNice home improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Robert was extremely professional and courteous. He took time to explain all the details, and performed superb work on my plumbing issue. I could not believe how smoothly things went!
Perfect DetailsPerfect Details
Kris P.
Luis did a great job installing an ikea bathroom sink, from assembly to plumbing, he did an outstanding job. Will definitely hire him again for other home improvement jobs!
LGD Tek Home services, Inc.LGD Tek Home services, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Herbert went above and beyond! He was able to squeeze me into his schedule at the last minute. Herbert will be my first call next time I have a plumbing issue. Highly recommended!
Florooter Sewer & DrainFlorooter Sewer & Drain
Jason W.
Laszo was very professional and easy to work with. Very nice guy too. He fixed all of my plumbing issues (sinks, toilets, clogged drains) quickly and efficiently. I recommend Laszo without hesitation!
Smith plumbingSmith plumbing
Michael E.
Anthony was very responsive which was crucial in dealing with our mini crisis. He was respectful, informative, and he solved our problem quickly. I will definitely be working with him in the future for other plumbing related issues.
Anthony PlumbingAnthony Plumbing
Richard S.
I highly recommend A&E mechanical for plumbing service. They are fast, efficient and cost-effective in solving the issue. I called them yesterday but they came in 24hours and fixed the problem. I would give 100stars if I could
A&A Mechanical NYCA&A Mechanical NYC
Andrew E.
Laszlo stopped by and was able to assist us with our plumbing needs. He was able to finish the job quickly and even assisted me with other projects around our office. We will be using their services again; I highly recommend!
Smith plumbingSmith plumbing
He was on time, showed up ready to work, had the tools, and didn’t overcharge when it turned out the job had more work needed than previously thought. Would definitely recommend him for anyone needing plumbing needs!
Bud’s Plumbing servicesBud’s Plumbing services
Thumbtack Customer
William repaired my radiator and dripping shower. He was on time and very friendly. Worked quickly and clean in a very tight space. I can recommend William to anyone in need of plumbing work. I will definitely hire him again.
William MortonWilliam Morton
Thumbtack Customer
Edward was amazing - he fixed our water filter and ice maker which have been broken for months! He was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. I will definitely reach out to him if I ever have other plumbing issues in the future!
Celtic Piping and HeatingCeltic Piping and Heating
Thumbtack Customer
James D was very professional, completed the work quickly and cost effectively. By comparison Rotorooter quoted me a price of $259 for the same job which James charged less than 50% of this price. Recommend James highly for your plumbing work or emergencies.
James mechanicalJames mechanical
Janine a.
I would definitely use Andy's Plumbing again. Dwight came exactly the time I requested. He fixed my toilet in 20 minutes and clean-up after himself. What more could you ask for. I was very pleased!!
Andy's Plumbing & Drain ServiceAndy's Plumbing & Drain Service
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