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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 Spanish Harlem plumbers
Jill P.
Spence plumbing is excellent! Prompt, professional, excellent service.
Spence PlumbingSpence Plumbing
Aakaash M.
Great business with great value and expertise in resolving plumbing issues!
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Amar P.
I highly recommend Ari for all your plumbing needs.
Ari MechanicAri Mechanic
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
Leila W.
He was an incredible plumber. Quick efficient and helpful. He went above and beyond on the plumbing job.
Ari MechanicAri Mechanic
Gael S.
Looking forward to working with Ari again for plumbing work in the future. Seriously did an excellent 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
Marion L.
Responsive. Punctual. Fairly priced. And he solved my plumbing/mechanical problem quickly. Great job.
Ari MechanicAri Mechanic
Shane K.
Professional, courteous, responsive, and excellent quality work. I highly recommend Nkosi for your plumbing needs.
Knockout Plumbing & DrainsKnockout Plumbing & Drains
Timothy H.
Efficient and a great problem solver. I am very pleased I went with Top Performance Plumbing!
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Edward B.
Jafar did excellent work fixing our plumbing issue. I would definitely hire him again.
Our Neighborhood Handyman llcOur Neighborhood Handyman llc
Karina C.
Dwight from Andy's Plumbing and Drain Service did a great bidet install on my weird complex toilet. Thanks!
Andy's Plumbing & Drain Service LLCAndy's Plumbing & Drain Service LLC
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 Drainage and Piping.D&A Drainage and Piping.
Rowhan C.
Geo did a fantastic and beautiful job, he fixed my sink and bathroom plumbing issues. He went above and beyond and had great professionalism and quality of service. He left my bathroom sink and pipes working perfectly and was friendly and punctual with his work. I would highly recommend him to anyone for plumbing or electrical issues.
Geo Plumbing and Electrical ServicesGeo Plumbing and Electrical Services
Jasja K.
I was very pleased with Top Performance Plumbing - they were extremely responsive, very professional and went out of their way to try to fix a tricky situation.
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Richard did an excellent job fixing our plumbing issues. He was on time, worked really quickly and was very professional. Definitely recommend him!
Riches Piping and heatingRiches Piping and heating
Mark J.
I had an urgent and timely need for a professional plumber who could assess my situation, deal with plumbing in a 120 year old building and replace the necessary parts. Jack responded immediately, showed up on time, assessed the situation and expertly repaired and replaced our plumbing and fixtures. His pricing was reasonable and he was very personable and professional. I would highly recommend him.
Pemati Plumbing Services LLCPemati Plumbing Services LLC
Larry K.
Dwight responded immediately and was on site with the correct replacement part in a matter of hours ... he expertly repaired our toilet in a matter of minutes and was professional and easy to work with every step of the way ... I already have plans to use him for two other future plumbing projects ... and I have already recommended him to a friend ... I am glad to know about him and Andy's Plumbing ...
Andy's Plumbing & Drain Service LLCAndy's Plumbing & Drain Service LLC
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 Service LLCAndy's Plumbing & Drain Service LLC
Richie C.
Uran did an amazing job on such short notice. He replaced some of our plumbing and was very responsive when an issue needed to be fixed. High recommend. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Main Mechanical Ny , IncMain Mechanical Ny , Inc
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
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
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
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