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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 Peekskill plumbers
Jennifer M.
R&R Plumbing did a great job diagnosing my plumbing issue and fixing the leak the same day. They were very professional and informative and I would recommend using their services.
Marta H.
Needed leak under bathroom sink repaired. Carlos fixed it perfectly and was very professional, punctual, and left the work area all cleaned up. Would definitely use CJ Plumbing again.
Cross Joint Plumbing and HeatingCross Joint Plumbing and Heating
Erica D.
Frank responded to my request immediately. He was very reliable and came exactly when I expected him and completed the job at the cost discussed during the phone consult. He did an excellent job installing my faucet. I will be using him again for a future sink update. I highly recommend F & S Plumbing.
Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.
Frederick D.
Update 8/4/2020: After a great first experience, we hired Darren again for slightly larger job: installing a utility sink in our laundry room near the washer/dryer. There were a few plumbing challenges: we had to figure out the best way to run the drainage and hook up the water in a tight space, but Darren found the solution and completed the job in a few hours for a great price. We had talked to other plumbers who had come up with convoluted solutions for ridiculous costs for what turned out to be a relatively simple job for a true pro. Communication was top notch and the experience was professional and friendly. Previous Review: Our outdoor garden spigot was coroded and leaky, Darren came out and did a great job replacing it with a new spigot. He's quick to respond, showed up right on time, shared some plumbing tips, and was an all around nice guy. Our neighbors saw him working and hired him on the spot for their job, which he jumped on immediately after he finished ours. Will work with Darren again!
D&A Drainage and Piping.D&A Drainage and Piping.
Marie M.
I’m so happy that I found Newman Restoration. Francois was here the day after we spoke on the phone and quickly assessed what needed to be done to fix multiple leaks. He was very thorough and returned a second time to check that everything was dry and it was safe to close up the ceiling under the leaky tub. The leaking clean out pipe in the basement was recapped. He also found a way to install a new flange under a leaky toilet without damaging the tile floor! He’s a wonderful problem solver! I will definitely call Newman Restoration for any future plumbing needs.
Newman RestorationNewman Restoration
Steve S.
Choosing Shane was the best choice we could have made. Needed some plumbing done to repair a toilet, and when he came out he noticed a bunch of other smaller things that were also on my list and he was able to also knock out. Coming back for another electrical job as well, so we found our all in one Mr Fixit and we couldn't be happier. Very responsive, communication before and after the visit has all been great. Rates are more than fair for the area we live and all in all it was a great experience. I highly suggest this vendor if you need things done around the house.
Right Choice HandymanRight Choice Handyman
Harlem W.
I met Mike last week to get an estimate on some future projects, but I was so impressed by his professionalism, I was sold that I would keep him long term as my hvac and plumbing person. I wanted a local person to westchester. Today randomly my water heater vent burned clean off and I called Mike. He showed up 45 minutes early, texted with his eta and brought all the materials to do the job. I called around to get a sense of the work to be done/ and the urgency of the repair needed. Each person told me they would come by and tape back up the burnt vent as a way to fix it. This is totally not the right way to correct the problem and I knew that because I googled how to fix the problem once I discovered it and realized the issue was the hose attached was not the correct venting system and could. It support the water heater. I said nothing to Mike about what I understood to be the problem or the remedy. When Mike showed up he had all the parts I Identified that I needed and repeated to me what I had learned was the issue from doing my own research. It only reconfirmed how valuable Mike is. He works 7 days a week making to make sure he doesn’t leave anyone in a terrible or emergency situation. Then comes ready to go. No mansplaining. Cleans up once he is done. Then, if that is not enough, Mike is a licensed HVAC and plumbing professional. You really are lucky if you can find someone like Mike! Adding photos so you can see before and after. Mike thank you again!
Fenix Pipe Repair and Drain CleaningFenix Pipe Repair and Drain Cleaning
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