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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 Peekskill plumbers
Alan V.
LP Plumbing was responsive, courteous, and professional. He left the work site as clean as he found it and did the job right. Highly recommended.
LP PLUMBING (licensed & insured)LP PLUMBING (licensed & insured)
Andrew K.
Anel was right on time and completed all the plumbing work we needed. He changed the cartridge in our shower and installed a new kitchen faucet after diagnosing both.
MNE CONTRACTINGMNE CONTRACTING
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.
F&S PLUMBINGF&S PLUMBING
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  plumbing and home maintainence.D&A plumbing and home maintainence.
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
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