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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. 

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.

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 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 Staten Island plumbers
Sam L.
He did a great job and was very professional, he replaced my sink vanity and the plumbing attached.
Knockout Plumbing & DrainsKnockout Plumbing & Drains
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
Ms H.
We reached out to Top Performance Plumbing for a Spigot install. Ira showed up at our home, looked at the job, provided a price quote and after discussion, accepted the task and began working immediately on the installation. I found Ira to be very pleasant, professional, knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He also expressed good attention to detail. And, although the project appeared challenging due to the construction of the house and where we wanted to place the Spigot, Ira reassured us he could do the job. Honestly, I would happily recommend him as a dedicated, trustworthy and sensibly priced individual/Plumbing service. In today’s competitive market for contractors, I appreciate Ira for taking on tasks ranging from small to large with integrity and reasonable pricing. 5 stars undoubtedly.
Top Performance PlumbingTop Performance Plumbing
Kristy C.
Edvinas was great! We had multiple plumbing issues in our home and I was not sure if it could be fixed all at once, but he came early and inspected the issues, and found good solutions to them. He took the time to walk us through what he was going to do before proceeding, and the job was done in a few hours!
Augo PlumbingAugo Plumbing
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
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
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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