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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. 

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.

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 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?

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 Rochester plumbers
Ya K.
I will use Gilman Plumbing when I have plumbing issues in the future.
Gilman Plumbing IncGilman Plumbing Inc
Carleen h.
Premier Plumbing was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and friendly.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Amanda H.
Premier Plumbing was great! They fixed a plumbing issue right away, and were pleasant, productive, and any help cheaper than the last company we used! Will definitely be calling them again!
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Jonathan G.
C & D Plumbing was awesome I will hire again!
C & D Plumbing PlusC & D Plumbing Plus
Catherine H.
Tri Delta came and addressed my plumbing issues, he was very professional, honest and punctual. I will be calling again when I have any plumbing concerns. I highly recommend Tri Delta.
Tri DeltaTri Delta
Skylar T.
I can’t say enough good things about Jeff and premier plumbing. Professional, reasonable prices, and very responsive. I used them twice (once for moving plumbing lines and once for vanity installation) and was very pleased with both experiences.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Anthony j.
Fast, efficient, and knowledgeable. If you have a plumbing issue look no further. Call these guys. You won’t be sorry.
Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.
Eve h.
Tim did a great job on our plumbing he explained what he was going to do before he did it . And we haven't had anymore leaking problems everthing works well. I would recommend him and if i have anymore plumbing problems i would get tim again.
Imperial RemodelingImperial Remodeling
Renelle F.
Jeff was great! He didn’t mind me standing around asking a bunch of questions. He then noticed something else was wrong but not urgent. He went to Home Depot grabbed the part and installed it and did not charge me anything extra than the quote from the beginning. He did not have to do that. That was above and beyond. I highly recommend Premier Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs!
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Gary got all my problem drains functioning well again. He was very pleasant, punctual, and professional. I will absolutely hire him for any future plumbing needs.
Monroe County Plumbing ServiceMonroe County Plumbing Service
Angelina S.
We loved working with Roman. Excellent quality and value. Very friendly, we will absolutely work with Roman again and will recommend him to anyone I know in need of plumbing services.
Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Dave responded to my inquire quickly with a quote and ready for hire. His arrival to the job was prompt and work performance was thorough and efficient. I would recommend Dave for any plumbing needs.
Dave the PlumberDave the Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
Jon has come around twice now to help us with some plumbing issues. He was punctual and fixed the problem quickly and with no fuss. His prices are fair. I would recommend him.
Creative Vision RemodelingCreative Vision Remodeling
Leah S.
Jeff was professional and efficient. He provided quality work at a very reasonable price & offers a great warranty. I would recommend him to anyone & will definitely be using him in the future for any plumbing needs!
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Ron A.
Jeff did a great job of informing me what was going on did a fast efficient job of installing cabinet and sink and made adjustments when needed I would hire him again for plumbing work Ronnie Andreano
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
T. N.
I liked how he took the time to explain everything in detail and gave suggestions of how to do some simple repairs on my own. He was very kind and professional. I look forward to the next time I need plumbing repairs because it was such a great experience.
C & D Plumbing PlusC & D Plumbing Plus
Eileen g.
Brian did a great job! His work is excellent and he is very kind and professional. He charges by the half hour so "that customers with small, quick jobs don't get over charged". This impressed me in terms of his character. I would absolutely recommend Brian to anyone in need of plumbing work.
Gilman Plumbing IncGilman Plumbing Inc
Mark S.
Premier Plumbing installed a brand new water spigot on the outside of our house. Jeff was absolutely fantastic. He showed up as scheduled without issue and even put shoe covers on before entering our home! His attention to detail and knowledge is without compare. We've now found our plumber for life! Thanks Jeff!!
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Thomas m.
I had Jeff come to my home for a sink repair, the estimate was free and he was knowledgeable and honest with what we really needed done for the repair to be worth it in the long run. Not only was he professional, he was courteous and sanitary. Mask and foot covers and all we will be using him for our other projects in the plumbing arena.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Jessica P.
Jeff responded quickly to our request for help with a leakage in our bathroom. We told him it was urgent and he made time to come see us immediately. Jeff was great and very knowledgeable. He fixed 2 leaks and was friendly and professional. I would most definitely use his services again for any future plumbing needs!
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Marcy C.
I had a slow drain problem with my bathtub for years, nothing I had done seemed to work. Jeff from Premier Plumbing came out promptly, was knowledgeable, and helped snake the drain far back as it probably had not been done in years. Before he left, the water was draining accordingly. Pricing was fair and the appointment was quick.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Jennifer G.
I received a response in less then 20 min from my initial request, and had a time set up within a couple hours (we were figuring out when would work for or schedule, Brian was waiting on us). Our basement was flooding due to roots growing in our main line to the sewer. Brian came out first thing Monday morning and was able to get it all cleared out quickly. We will definitely be calling Brian for future plumbing issues.
Gilman Plumbing IncGilman Plumbing Inc
Kelly D.
We hired them for a few bathroom fixes. They were very responsive and did great work! When we hired them, they came the very next day to fix our issues. I only give them 4 stars because we felt the price was a little high for what we were having done and when we had a time window of when the repairman was coming, it kept getting extended or he came after the time period. Otherwise, we were happy with Roma Plumbing!
Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.Roma Plumbing & Remodeling inc.
Michel A.
Backed up sewer drain line had my wife and I super stressed especially with snowstorm upon us. We were worried of have a flooded basement and water damage to contend with, as water had started backing up into our basement laundry sink. Jeff was prompt in coming in for an estimate, very next morning after reaching out to him, reasonable with pricing, and fast in resolving the issue. Will use this company for any and every plumbing issue in the future, to include installation gas pipes from a new stove we need done. Awesome all around...two thumbs up.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
Lourdes M.
Jeff is great! he is a licensed plumber and likes to do the work himself. He came to quote and fixed 2 issues for free!! yes that still exists!. He really likes his job and as a real plumber he knows what he is dealing with. I like to buy the fixtures myself (toilet, faucet) so he helped me to know ahead what parts I could be missing and what parts he provides on his work, so no surprises. I worked before with 2 different handyman to fix a leaking problem on my toilet and it never was fixed, I wasted time and money. So I will keep working with Jeff for all my plumbing works.
Premier PlumbingPremier Plumbing
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