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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 Upper Arlington plumbers
Cyntisha b.
HisGrace Plumbing came out found the problem and fixed the issue he was very professional and got the job done right and didn’t leave a mess I highly recommend HisGrace plumbing to anyone who needs plumbing services
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Anita M.
I have used several people on Thumbtack, and this is the first person to make me right a favorable review. RCG Plumbing was knowledgeable. The project was completed correctly, quickly and for a reasonable rate. I will use RCG Plumbing for all my future plumbing needs.
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Nakia B.
Professional, punctual, knowledgeable, courteous. His grace plumbing is all of the things and more. If You need any plumbing work done this is the company to call.
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Mark W.
Outstanding, will call him for all of my plumbing needs
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
Scott D.
Very punctual, professional, and great attention for detail. Replaced the guts of my toilet and did a great job. Vanguard plumbing will be my go to for any future plumbing needs. Highly recommend to anyone.
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Josh W.
Vincent helped with a plumbing leak at one of my rental properties. He was quick to get to the job and his fee for service was reasonable. I would recommend for any plumbing jobs you may have.
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Dwylan E.
Will definitely be the first person I call for my plumbing needs
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Julien P.
Jordan was quick to respond and completed my plumbing work in a timely manner.
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Stacey P.
Will recommend to my family and friends also will call for future plumbing needs
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Alyson L.
Steve made arrangements to repair my plumbing issue the same day
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Jon K.
Sage and Trevor were excellent in their recommendations and explanations of our plumbing situation.
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Conlee R.
Cliff was amazing. I hired Fraley Plumbing based on "years of experience" and I was not disappointed. His knowledge base, professionalism, courtesy, attention to detail, and overall service was the best. For any future plumbing needs this will be the only person I will contact.
Fraley Plumbing & Repair LLCFraley Plumbing & Repair LLC
Aisha J.
I appreciated being able to schedule my bathroom sink faucet project in a timely manner and at an affordable rate. I was very pleased with the customer service and job completed by Vanguard Plumbing and would use again for future plumbing needs!
Vanguard PlumbingVanguard Plumbing
Lynn L.
Very pleasant gentleman, easy to work with. Corrected plumbing that way put in by previous plumber.
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Nicole B.
Great experience working with them. I will certainly call the again in future for any plumbing issues.
Lyons Plumbing, LLCLyons Plumbing, LLC
Bonnie R.
I’ve had a great experience with lot a plumbing. They are very responsive and reasonably priced. They do a good job and in a timely manner. I intend to continue to call them for all my plumbing needs and would recommend them to anyone that needs a good quality plumber. Thanks!
Lyons Plumbing, LLCLyons Plumbing, LLC
Kristen B.
I would recommend Vanguard to anyone needing plumbing repairs. I was impressed by the professionalism, responsiveness, and quality.
Vanguard PlumbingVanguard Plumbing
Daniel Y.
Great guy and did the work perfectly. Would definitely hire him again for any plumbing issues
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
Crystal D.
I will hire His Grace for any future plumbing needs. He was punctual, professional, and reasonably priced!
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Arielle G.
Great experience with a toilet repair from vanguard plumbing. Lalisa was very quick to respond, and was out to fix it within the next two business days, even though it wasn't an emergency at all. Well priced, professional, and got the job done quick. I'd definitely use vanguard plumbing again, and thanks again Lalisa!
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Sara K.
Cliff was fantastic! He quickly gave us an estimate and completed the work less than a week later. Cliff showed us what was wrong, explained why it was wrong and what was needed to fix it. I would highly recommend Fraley Plumbing and will use them again in the future for any plumbing needs we have.
Fraley Plumbing & Repair LLCFraley Plumbing & Repair LLC
Kimberly H.
He did a thorough investigation of our "leak" issue. Although it was found not to be related to plumbing or a pipe issue, I would still recommend him. He did several tests, showed me pictures, described the issue and cleaned up well. I would consider hiring him again for any true plumbing issues.
HisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean ServicesHisGrace Plumbing and Drain Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
They were great. Professional, courteous, and quick. I would definitely use them again for any other plumbing and sewage problems.
Dry EffectDry Effect
Thumbtack Customer
Very competent--They were flexible with my schedule, and they were efficient in their work. I would highly recommend for anyone with plumbing needs.
Digicore Technology LLCDigicore Technology LLC
Emily J.
Cliff was great! Friendly. Efficient. Professional. Would highly recommend. Will plan to use Fraley Plumbing for all our future needs.
Fraley Plumbing & Repair LLCFraley Plumbing & Repair LLC
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