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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 Yonkers plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
We used R&F to fix a difficult plumbing leak of our bathroom faucet . He is great , very experienced on plumbing and much more.... I will definitely rehire him, we highly rrvommend his services A+.
R&F House Busters LLC.R&F House Busters LLC.
Will C.
William has been a pleasure to work with, he solved the heating and plumbing issues we had. He is very knowledgeable and makes sure the project was completed and done correctly. We would definitely use William again for any future heating or plumbing work.
William MortonWilliam Morton
Pranvera H.
We had an amazing experience with M&A Plumbing Service, Gio was not only prompt and easy to work with our busy schedules he was very flexible on timing and very accommodating. He is very honest with his pricing and very professional! I would recommend Gio to anyone looking for plumbing work large or small! 5 stars!
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Elizabeth W.
Edgar Martinez was a skilled professional, completed the plumbing repair of our kitchen sink pipe in a timely manner, and was very cordial. We highly recommend him.
EM Plumbing & HeatingEM Plumbing & Heating
Jenny J.
Great company to work with from the beginning. Came on time, and completed work at a fair price. Will use them again for any plumbing needs. Definitely recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Herbert came out on a Saturday morning, was on time, and fixed a minor plumbing problem in 10 minutes and for a quarter of what Roto Rooter was asking. Thank you, Herbert! You saved the day!
Florooter Sewer & DrainFlorooter Sewer & Drain
Tom Y.
What can I say Gio is a honest hard working man who actually cares 5++++ rating I’m definitely going to use him for all my plumbing needs
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Reji a.
I had to jobs to be done.. One job had other issues I needed to get fixed and is postponed for now. Herbert essentially helped me realize the problem.. the second job Herbert fixed it no problem. Needed plumbing changed idea a sink. Had water leaking and now it looks great.
Florooter Sewer & DrainFlorooter Sewer & Drain
Fernando C.
Gio did a great job replacing a trap and plumbing under my bathroom vanity sink. He replaced the flimsy tubing with real PVC pipe. He also replaced the shower head fixture and main mixer to regulate water temperature which required replumbing. He added a new bathtub water spout and replaced the attached iron rusting connectors to the latter and hand held douche, as a bonus. He pays attention to detail, even using plumber's tape, and made sure everything worked. I will have him back for some future upgrades. I think I may have found my go to plumber.
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Shaina R.
Gio was initially contacted to give a quote on bathroom plumbing. We then decided to do a full gut renovation with a general contractor. Gio reaches out multiple times after so, I figured that he was in need of work and I hired him to replace 2 outdoor spigots and replace a cap inside of the house, which cost us $600. Fine, he seemed like a nice guy and I was happy to be able to do business with him since it seemed that he was in need of it. Fast forward to 5 weeks later when we try to use the spigot on the side of our house for the first time, water is spraying everywhere. Gio never tested the spigot with the hose attached. We even tried a brand new hose and have the same issue. We reached out to him and he stated that he would come out to fix it, however is now unable to be reached by phone or text. He was very easy to reach prior to doing the job. Very unprofessional behavior. I highly recommend spending your hard earned money with a plumber that will rectify any issues that arise as that is the right thing to do. I do not recommend his services.
M&A ServicesM&A Services
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