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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 Western Hills plumbers
Danita S.
Kennedy Plumbing replaced a lavatory plumbing line. Installed a washer box and the plumbing lines to it. They also replaced a garbage disposal and both sink baskets. They were thorough with the estimate, showed up on time for the installation, were professional and clean, left no mess behind. They are my go to plumber for any future plumbing services I need. Thanks Kennedy Plumbing!
Kennedy PlumbingKennedy Plumbing
Dave W.
Kennedy Plumbing offers extremely professional, timely and quality service! They also are exceptional regarding their knowledge of the industry. When I need plumbing work done of any type in the future, I will call Kennedy Plumbing first!
Kennedy PlumbingKennedy Plumbing
Jennifer Z.
Seth was very knowledgeable about the issues with my old plumbing and knew exactly what to do to get it fixed a timely and professional manner. I had already had someone from a big name company tell me that my plumbing was to old to be replaced. It all needed to be new. Not only was Seth knowledgeable about the plumbing but he knew exactly what needed to be done to get my bathroom operational again and saved me thousands of dollars. I will definitely call him for any future plumbing needs.
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Ellen S.
McGuire plumbing was the 4th plumber I have had to fix a shower drip. They were prompt with an appointment and on time. Seth explained the Problem to me in a way I understood. I will definitely call them again when I need plumbing work done.
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Thomas D.
The job was quickly and expertly completed. If I need a plumber again, I will certainly contact McGuire Plumbing.
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Stan M.
Jason did a great job at a great price. Will look to hire again for all my plumbing needs.
Jason Coon Plumbing/ExcavationJason Coon Plumbing/Excavation
Tanner G.
Quick communication, reasonable rates, and arrived on time. Overall, job well done and would use McGuire Plumbing again.
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Fixed two leaking faucets in my bathroom at a great price. Would definitely call him for future plumbing needs.
J.J Christian ConstructionJ.J Christian Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Great guy called and scheduled an appointment he was thorough and quick. Thanks for taking care of my plumbing issues today!
Express Plumbing And Drain ServiceExpress Plumbing And Drain Service
Rebekah A.
Great experience & great work with On Time Plumbing! Extremely responsive. Flexible and accommodating. Great guys and will be calling them again.
On Time PlumbingOn Time Plumbing
Barbara W.
Cody was very knowledgable and quick to help us install a new toilet. I will definitely reach out again for any future plumbing needs
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Richard D.
Fantastic and so easy to work with. They did what they said they would do. I am definitely keeping them in mind for any other plumbing needs.
On Time PlumbingOn Time Plumbing
Zabrina B.
Brandon was prompt to respond to my plumbing needs. He set-up a date and time for an estimate. Shortly after quickly completed my repair needs.
Need Plumbing Co.Need Plumbing Co.
Erin K.
Jason did a great job on some plumbing work for us. He was professional and reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend him and would use him again!
Jason Coon Plumbing/ExcavationJason Coon Plumbing/Excavation
Kevin M.
I had them come out to quote a job for bathroom remodel and plumbing work. Very competitive pricing. Waiting to close on house to contract for work and will review again after.
R&T PlumbingR&T Plumbing
David C.
He was very flexible and worked with us to find the right solution for the project. Very professional and workmanship was of a very high quality. Will definitely call him again for other plumbing projects.
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Mike D.
Joe did an excellent job with my bathroom,he was on time and quick at what he does...Im going to refer him to all my friends that need plumbing done...Thanks Joe
Licensed Master PlumberLicensed Master Plumber
Brian K.
Had a great experience with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, prompt response and a great replacement water softener installed. Also fixed some older piping leading to it, and swapped out water filters at the same time.
Benjamin Franklin PlumbingBenjamin Franklin Plumbing
Colleen B.
I had a big box company reschedule at the last minute. I entered the work needed to be done in the app and McGuire Plumbing responded in an extremely timely manner. I read through the 5 star reviews and was impressed before even having the work completed. Seth was so kind and professional. He cleared my bathroom sink drain, took out my very old vanity/sink/faucet and installed the new ones. I highly recommend him and will be calling him for any other plumbing needs!
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Gino L.
Seth was friendly and knew his stuff. He replaced worn sections of plumbing that were tough to get to and had been leaking since before I bought the house. I’d highly recommend his services.
McGuire PlumbingMcGuire Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Barry responded with very short notice and came in on Thanksgiving to fix my clogged drain. He was very knowledgeable professional. I’ll definitely reach out to him again for all my plumbing needs! Thank you!
Express Plumbing And Drain ServiceExpress Plumbing And Drain Service
Diane C.
Morgan Plumbing, Jonathan Morgan, was very prompt in getting me his quote. We talked about the replacement of my hot water heater and he was very professional and courteous to my needs and time frame to complete the job. He explained the best, most efficient as well as cost efficient installation for my home. It was a very professional looking job. He removed the hot water heater and cleaned the whole area. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and call him for other future plumbing issues.
Morgan plumbingMorgan plumbing
Dennis V.
Barry installed my new hot water heater in a professional and timely manner. He came out on a Sunday and saved me from taking off work. I would highly recommend Barry and will use him again in any future plumbing needs.
Express Plumbing And Drain ServiceExpress Plumbing And Drain Service
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jerry to do all of the plumbing for my new kitchen (install dishwasher, sink and fridge) as well as my new vessel sink in my bathroom. His bid was quite a bit higher than other plumbers, however his work was top notch. He went over everything before hand and I didn't need to stay there with him to make sure it was all done right. He even reworked some old plumbing to bring it up to code. It took the entire day, and cost a bit more but in the end the work was good and I know I won't have any issues going forward.
J.J Christian ConstructionJ.J Christian Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I am doing a bathroom remodel and needed help with the plumbing. R and T were able to come earlier than originally scheduled. They were fantastic! Great service, low price, very professional, good workmanship. I highly recommend R and T Home Repairs.
R and T Home RepairsR and T Home Repairs
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