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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.

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.

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?

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.

Reviews for Staten Island plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
I would like to thank Anthony from Anthony B plumbing. I was amazed of how fast he answered my request for a plumbing job that I had. He was at my house in 2 hours from the time I requested a need for plumber. He came with all the parts that was needed and did a great job. His price was the fairest and he even gave me a better price once he saw the job. I will use him anytime I have any plumbing needs. I give him 5 STARS ++++ He is a must to call for your plumbing needs. Thank you again Anthony B
Anthony b plumbing and heatingAnthony b plumbing and heating
Brian W.
Kusho arrived on time, was personable and fixed a leaking pipe at a fair price. We will definitely call him in the future if we have any plumbing problems.
Kusho plumbingKusho plumbing
John B.
He came on time and did an excellent, thorough job. Fixed two plumbing problems that I've had for a long while at a resonable cost. Nice guy too. Easy to deal with. Would recommend highly.
Kusho plumbingKusho plumbing
Justin C.
Anthony did an absolutely fantastic job and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest great quality plumber who isn't trying to rip you off. He provided amazing customer service even going as far to meet me at the retailer to purchase the new water heater and brought it to my house in his truck. Not to mention he also took away my old water heater and discarded it. He has great knowledge of plumbing and was easily able to solve any issue that came up during the installation. Not mention he came well prepared and had every tool and accessory need to complete the job. I once again strongly recommend him if you need any future plumbing work
Anthony b plumbing and heatingAnthony b plumbing and heating
Stanley H.
STANLEY THE PLUMBER ARRIVED ON TIME. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, & professional.The upstairs bathroom sink was not draining. Stanley went to work & needless to say he quickly resolved the problem. I am completely satisfied with his work. He also cleaned the work area. I would recommend his services to anyone with a plumbing problem. Another plus (his rates for service were very reasonable)
Stanley the PlumberStanley the Plumber
Jonathan L.
Stanley is the greatest person available for any plumbing job. He fixed a horrible situation for me and charged me far less than half of what a major company had quoted. He did the job for an incredible price and in an amazingly short period of time. The man is a saint. I am forever grateful and could not recommend him more. If you need a plumber, hire this man, he is the best.
Stanley the PlumberStanley the Plumber
Christopher H.
I would highly, highly recommend Airstream Heating and Cooling, LLC for any plumbing job. I called for a water heater that had suddenly started leaking, and needed to be replaced. When I reached out on Thumbtack, I got a quick response, and a reasonable price. Yan and Wes came out quickly, were knowledgeable and professional, and replaced the water heater in short order. There were additional fixes that needed to be made to bring things up to code - they took care of them with no upcharge, explained everything, and answered all questions. I will definitely use their services again, and suggest anyone reading this does as well.
Airstream Heating and Cooling LLCAirstream Heating and Cooling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and an assistant came over to look at the project 6 days ago and said they would get back to me with a price for the work. They were also going to source trench drains and ask a colleague to come up with a price for the tile and glass work. I mentioned that I needed to get the job finished in 8 days and they said it would be tight but they will be able to start on the weekend. The plumbing part is only about 1/2 day of work. That was last weekend and I never heard from them. I had the minor electrical work done while waiting. Also sourced my own trench drain and wanted to send Mike the specks but he didn't give me his email until yesterday. I haven't heard back from him since I sent him the drain specs for his approval so I could place the order. My project should've been completed by tomorrow and now I won't even have it started because I need to find a different plumber. I will definitely keep Gator Sewers on my "do not hire" list.
Gator Sewer & MechanicalGator Sewer & Mechanical
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