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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 Huber Heights plumbers
Jay T.
I definitely recommend Bryan for your plumbing needs
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Tony L.
We had several items needing repair and Chuck's Service Plumbing did a great job. We will call Chuck for any plumbing service we need in the future. Thank you.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
What we thought was a simple clogged drain turned out to be a blocked vent as well. Chuck was prompt, friendly, and considerate. He worked very hard for nearly 2 hours to get the kitchen sink draining properly. Our plumbing was being difficult, but in the end, Chuck won the battle! He did a great job, and despite it being such a tough job, he did not over charge us. I highly recommend Chuck's Service Plumbing. He will be the first one we call for future plumbing jobs.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Shawn C.
R & T Plumbing were great! They came on time answered all my questions saved me a lot of money.
R&T PlumbingR&T Plumbing
Justin D.
Chuck and son did an excellent job. Gave me estimate up front and stuck with that price. He even explained everything he was doing which I thought was awesome. He even took the time to explain another plumbing issue to me that I was having. He will be my go to for any plumbing needs that arise.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Ellen I.
Chuck was very prompt and handled our needs in a very professional and thoughtful manner. Highly recommend Chuck to anyone needing plumbing services.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Gilbert D.
Friendly knowledgeable service. Came out and took care of my problem quickly. I will definitely call them again for my plumbing needs.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Vanessa A.
This company treated my project as if it was his home. For any future plumbing needs, I will definitely call this company. No need to search any where else.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
MikeDawn B.
Bryan was amazing! He loves doing plumbing work, is excellent at it, and enjoys taking care of his customers. We contacted him to help with an assortment of plumbing tasks in a remodeling project, he responded almost immediately with a detailed quote. A cancellation allowed him to come the very next day, which was a huge & unexpected blessing. He (and his helper, too) was punctual, polite, friendly and went above and beyond to do each thing the right way, explaining the process each step of the way. His price is fair, his work is excellent, and the 1-year warranty is reassuring. I highly recommend hiring him to help with your plumbing needs.
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
They are great people! Very reasonable price and outstanding work for plumbing! I would definitely recommend them and absolutely hire them again for any future job!
J.J Christian ConstructionJ.J Christian Construction
Erin S.
Very quick to respond to my work request and I was able to schedule a time to complete the job quickly. I would highly recommend if you have any plumbing needs.
Mr Plumber ManMr Plumber Man
Thumbtack Customer
I had some plumbing issue. Chuck Service plumbing gave me a very reasonable estimate. He was very polite. He was very knowledgeable about his job. He repair my toilet and the shut off valve to the toilet and unclog the toilet in less than and hour. His son clean up the mess before leaving. I could ask for a better job than the two men had performed . They where awesome. ***** Stars
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Tony L.
Very happy with Chuck's plumbing service. They came when they said they would, were polite, efficient, professional, great job cleaning up and reasonably priced. We will call them next time.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Jim G.
I had a tight deadline for some plumbing work before some other work could be done. Bryan was available and was able to come to the house with just a couple of hours notice. He was polite and professional.
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Amy T.
Bryan replaced a hose bibb, shower head, caulked my bathtub and repaired a toilet. He was honest and fair. I would hire him again for any future plumbing issues. Highly recommend.
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Thumbtack Customer
Chuck was pleasant and accommodating with both the job and the billing. He installed 2 sinks in one of the units at an apartment complex. He was willing to work with the tenant and schedule around her availability. I will use Chuck again for future plumbing needs.
Chuck's Service PlumbingChuck's Service Plumbing
Steve C.
Bryan is absolutely awesome! Punctual, respectful, professional. He repaired 2 outside those bibs and a toilet shutoff valve. His work is impeccable. I would recommend Bryan the Plumber for any of your plumbing needs. To sum it up...Bryan the Plumber is "Top Notch"!
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
James H.
I contacted Seth for some plumbing work that I had planned but realized was above my skill level. We quickly scheduled what I thought was just an evaluation appointment, but I was pleasantly surprised that he was able to do all of the work that same night. I appreciate that he worked well into the evening to get the job done. I got exactly what I wanted and the work quality was great. I recommend McGuire Plumbing to anyone who needs quick, high quality work. He may charge a traveling fee if you're in the north Dayton area, but in my case it was worth it. Thumbs up!
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Doug J.
Bryan is the only one you should call for your plumbing needs. I called him late in the morning (Wednesday), he responded within 5 minutes, came out the same day (afternoon) and the job was completed. Stress-free, no headaches, outstanding communication, outstanding job.
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Kevin K.
Best service I've ever had. Im in the middle of a bathroom demo and got stuck with plumbing issue. Was able to help me out same day luckily! Very knowledgeable and worth every penny! Highly recommended! Will be reaching out when I get to more projects!
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Laura C.
We just moved into our new house and needed a few plumbing projects completed. Steve responded to my request quickly and was able to come out the same week. He completed all projects in one trip. Very nice and professional while here. I highly recommend.
Steve's Complete SolutionsSteve's Complete Solutions
Christen S.
Absolutely amazing job. We had been looking for a plumber for a month before I called Albert Services. They responded quickly, we're extremely professional and got the job scheduled and completed within the week. They looked out for our whole house and not just the plumbing we needed done I will definitely be a repeat costumer.
Albert ServicesAlbert Services
Carrie N.
After getting a $700+ water bill, we reached out to Bryan and he was able to come out next day. He was super knowledgeable, helpful, and walked us step by step through searching for a leak. Hands down the guy to reach out to/hire for any plumbing needs! I’d give him 10 stars if I could!
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Zach D.
Bryan did an amazing job and fixed a rough situation! I tried fixing it myself and it went poorly. Bryan was able to come out within 45 minutes of contacting him on a Sunday. He then fixed the problem and we were able to joke around about it. His price was less than half of what the next big competitor wanted. Will use Bryan for all plumbing needs from now on
Bryan the PlumberBryan the Plumber
Sarah K.
Mr. Plumber Man came out to replace my outdoor hose bib that was broken and I cannot say enough about how refreshing it was to find a plumber like Eric! He was very responsive, punctual, knowledgeable, helpful, reasonable, the list could go on and on. I highly recommend hiring him for any of your plumbing needs! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!!
Mr Plumber ManMr Plumber Man
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