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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 East Cleveland plumbers
Reddy Repair Plumbing quickly responded to my plumbing issue, identified a solution and diligently made the repair. This is a great plumbing firm and I look forward to working with them in the future :)
Reddy Repair Plumbing, LLCReddy Repair Plumbing, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great job of communication and was able to fix my plumbing issue within 24 hours of requesting services. Would definitely work with Heights Plumbing again!
Cynel G.
Will call again with any plumbing problem
Thumbtack Customer
Had a complicated leak/clog in my kitchen sink plumbing. Heights Plumbing was able to come by within the hour and fix it for us. Great service and did excellent work!
Javier C.
Andrew did a great job! He identified the plumbing issue quickly and fixed it in a very professional and timely matter. I will definitely be contacting him again when more plumbing issues arise.
Hageman PlumbingHageman Plumbing
Kathy G.
Friendly service, quality work, and reasonable prices. You can tell Trayvon is giving sound advice on what is needed for your plumbing issues. I will definitely use Great White Plumbing in the future!
Great White Plumbing LLCGreat White Plumbing LLC
Todd D.
Matt was professional, on time, and fixed my plumbing issue. I hired him for another plumbing project at my house, too, and he did a great job. I would definitely hire him again.
Renewal Remodeling Plumbing & RepairRenewal Remodeling Plumbing & Repair
Sarah F.
This was our second or third time working with Mack Plumbing. Highly recommend!
Mack Plumbing ServicesMack Plumbing Services
Joyce M.
On time did quality work. I will tell everyone about this plumbing company
Mack Plumbing ServicesMack Plumbing Services
Darren F.
Mack plumbing were Great!! They responded very Quick and Did a Fantastic job for us , If your looking for very honest , and very Quality plumbers they are your company. We will definitely be using them again and again :) Thank you Mack Plumbing !!
Mack Plumbing ServicesMack Plumbing Services
Sherry G.
Great guy to hire for your plumbing needs ,for a reasonable price. Would definitely repeat
Great White Plumbing LLCGreat White Plumbing LLC
Laura O.
Needed plumbing violations finished on a house. Matthew did them quick at a fair price.
Renewal Remodeling Plumbing & RepairRenewal Remodeling Plumbing & Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Toni fixed our plumbing issues so fast and for a fair price. Highly recommended.
Toni the PlumberToni the Plumber
Clarence C.
Toni was spot on with workmanship. Very professional I definitely recommend Toni for your plumbing needs.
Toni the PlumberToni the Plumber
Lucille c.
Did an excellent job installing plumbing under kitchen sink. Price was fair. I would recommend.
Mack Plumbing ServicesMack Plumbing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Sal's Plumbing helped me out on short notice. I discovered a potential plumbing issue on Sunday. I was nervous because the property had a home inspection that upcoming Wednesday. Yet, I got it touch with Sal's and they sent a plumber out on Monday afternoon. The plumber said the issue was not urgent but recommended a follow up visit. I was relieved and thankful that I did not have a major issue before the inspection. I recommend Sal's for your plumbing needs. They are professional, easy to work with and responsive.
Sal's Heating and Cooling, Plumbing and Sewer Inc.Sal's Heating and Cooling, Plumbing and Sewer Inc.
Kiesha T.
Reached out to him about plumbing work and we set a date but I never heard back from him.
Reddy Repair Plumbing, LLCReddy Repair Plumbing, LLC
Tony D.
Toni is an exhalent plumber, does great work, and very reasonable! I would recommend Toni for any plumbing work.
Toni the PlumberToni the Plumber
Bruce Y.
Mr. Bradley did a nice job for plumbing problems at my home. I like his professionalism and value. Bruce Y
Renewal Remodeling Plumbing & RepairRenewal Remodeling Plumbing & Repair
Mrs G.
I was contacted right away and work was completed at a good price . I will definitely call again for all my plumbing work.
Great White Plumbing LLCGreat White Plumbing LLC
Raphael H.
Dennis from Skyline Plumbing was just great. He came quickly and solve the issue effectively and efficiently. I will definitely be a returning customer.
Skyline PlumbingSkyline Plumbing
Slam M.
Response, polite and Great White was able to complete a plumbing fixture replacement service call in a very timely manner, would hire again :)
Great White Plumbing LLCGreat White Plumbing LLC
Ikenna A.
Thanks for showing up when promised, being very professional and giving us honest advice on how to solve our plumbing issue, then solving it!
Great White Plumbing LLCGreat White Plumbing LLC
Chris g.
Everything was. Cool we're going to hire Mack plumbing we just have to save a lil more money we felt it was an honest estimate.
Mack Plumbing ServicesMack Plumbing Services
Lucille c.
I highly recommend Toni for any Plumbing Job. He was the nicest person and the work he did was perfect.Will use him again if needed.
Toni the PlumberToni the Plumber
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