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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.

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 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?

Reviews for Portland plumbers
Tim B.
Justin did stellar work for a quick plumbing project!
Justin EnterprisesJustin Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Matt updated our plumbing by removing old galvanized pipes and installing new PEX lines, installed a new drain and lines for a utility room re-model, and rough plumbed a half-bath for us. It was a pleasure working with Matt. Outstanding workmanship, great work ethic, and a very personable individual. Matt will most certainly be our go to for future plumbing work.
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
Michael M.
Kurtis was punctual and very professional. Highly recommended for your plumbing needs.
Franklin Install & RepairFranklin Install & Repair
Cynthia P.
So happy that I went with Anderson Plumbing for my new bathroom! The price was good, and the work was done carefully and exactly as planned. I will be hiring Jarrod again to replace the plumbing in my basement next month. Highly recommended!
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Dan M.
Team came out and did a great job on short notice. Also offered great tips and advice for my new homes plumbing. Really appreciate the customer service and quality of work. I will be using them to finish my kitchen plumbing.
Advanced Plumbing LLCAdvanced Plumbing LLC
Michael W.
Very prompt and efficient. I will definitely be calling them for my next plumbing issue.
ActFast Drain & Jetting SolutionsActFast Drain & Jetting Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Corey was on time and informative about a quick plumbing repair. He was in and out and solve our problem.
Corey's Handyman ServiceCorey's Handyman Service
Michelle W.
Raphael came promptly to fix an urgent plumbing issue. Very professional and communicative. Glad he was available
PDX Top finishesPDX Top finishes
Mel K.
Great Northwest Installations was professional and got the job done! I will definitely hire them again for future plumbing needs.
Great Northwest InstallationsGreat Northwest Installations
Karen W.
Jarrod responded quickly, was professional and answered all my questions. I will be hiring him again for another plumbing project.
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Claire T.
Jarrod was friendly, communicative, reliable, honest, and fair. I would happily hire him again for any plumbing needs.
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Bobbi H.
Trenton came out quickly to resolve our plumbing issue. He gave us a fair bid and had it done within a day. Thanks!
Baxter's Rooter and Drain ServiceBaxter's Rooter and Drain Service
Marguerite B.
Would definitely hire again. I had three smaller plumbing items that needed to be worked on and all three were taken care of in half a day.
Franklin Install & RepairFranklin Install & Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Mathew is very professional. He arrived on time. Worked well with my concerns. I will definitely be calling Grizzly Plumbing and Mathew again. Thanks, Thumbtack
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
Kanu P.
Anderson Plumbing is very professional & quality oreinted company. I worked with Jared & Kristen Anderson they are very professional. They listen the customer carefully and respond with empathy. They are creating successful customer. The customer service & technical services are great. They replumed our whole two story house & dry wall work with quality & within time line. We are 100% satisfied with them & gladly recommending them for any plumbing work.
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Carey L.
Working with Jarrod to replumb my whole house was a great experience. His bid was very competitive with no change orders or anything. I would HIGHLY recommend Anderson Plumbing!!
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Steven S.
Beau show up on time, very helpful and explained what type pipe we have in our house. I we let my friends no about Plumb -Tech.
Plumb-TechPlumb-Tech
Michael W.
We had 2 leaking supply lines in the crawl space and they were repaired promptly. We will definitely use Great NW for our future plumbing needs. Thank you!
Great Northwest InstallationsGreat Northwest Installations
Erica C.
Mark and Jorie did a great job. They explained what was wrong with my plumbing and the solutions well. Very friendly and prompt. Completed the work same day without any issues.
Baxter's Rooter and Drain ServiceBaxter's Rooter and Drain Service
Colleen M.
Anderson plumbing was excellent. Jarrod came out promptly and looked at the project. He worked with us to figure the project and did it when he said he would. He arrived on time, kept in touch with updates - excellent communication. When the job was done - I realized I hadn't communicated a detail and he came back out, adjusted it to what I wanted and made it perfect. I will definitely use Anderson Plumbing for any future job.
Anderson Plumbing ServiceAnderson Plumbing Service
Anna L.
Advanced Plumbing has been a great company to work with. I cannot believe how responsive they have been to me and how fast I received an extremely reasonably priced bid!
Advanced Plumbing LLCAdvanced Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Matt installed a water heater for me on 12/28. He was very easy to work with, arrived on time, and answered all of my questions. I would definitely use Grizzly Plumbing again.
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
Irakli K.
I am a General Contractor . Hired Matt to do some plumbing work on couple of projects. Quick response, done the next day. Thank you very much, will definitely be in touch and hired again, Irakli with D&I Development
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Matt worked quickly and finished below the estimate. He listened to everything I wanted done, and gave options on how they could be completed before getting to work. I will definitely use Matt for all my future plumbing needs and projects.
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Plugged toilet after my 2 year old grandson's visit! Toys flushed? Terrible, embarrassing toilet mess. Matthew from GRIZZLY PLUMBING immediately answered my Thumbtack request, came over within a few hours and quickly fixed everything! Clean! Done! No embarrassment - he set me right at ease. Professional, personable, excellent work ethic! I'll never call anyone else for big or small plumbing problems. He's a local family business, charges the reasonable side of the going rate, and I am so happy to find GRIZZLY PLUMBING! ! I highly recommend him to everyone. After he was done and gone and I'd been happily using my toilet :) I canceled my Thumbtack request. The NEXT DAY Roto Rooter called, and I just had to laugh. :) Matthew is the best! Can't thank him enough! Highest recommendation I can possibly write. Thank you, Matthew :)
Grizzly PlumbingGrizzly Plumbing
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