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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

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.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 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 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.

Reviews for Fox Chase plumbers
Karen C.
very accommodating and worked with me to come up with a solution for our plumbing issue quickly.
Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Tessa J.
Great, friendly and fast service! Will definitely be our new go to for all our plumbing needs.
Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.
Carolynne K.
Our experience with New Age plumbing was fantastic! Sam reached out immediately upon my inquiry, provided a reasonable quote and was fixing our issue the next day. He did a wonderful job installing our bidet and fixing our botched plumbing work... (always go with the professional first...). He was quick, courteous and wore a mask the entire time which we appreciated. We will definitely reach out again for any plumbing issues in the future. Thank you!
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
Michael H.
Responded promptly, showed up on time, and efficiently solved my plumbing issue. Great value overall
M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.
Kathleen C.
They responded quickly and was efficient. I have stored their number. I will be using them for my plumbing needs.
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
John E.
Sam was very responsive, and easy to work with when scheduling the plumbing job. He was here within 24 hours. Upon arrival, Sam did an in depth analysis of the issue, and was able to resolve it within 30 minutes. I will definitely utilize the New Age team for all future plumbing issues.
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
Steve D.
These folks are awesome. Tiny was very responsive and punctual. Also stuck to the estimated price! Highly recommend for plumbing work.
Buckman Home Improvements LLCBuckman Home Improvements LLC
Missy H.
Justin was so great! Speedy work and at a fair price. Will use him for any of my future plumbing needs.
Xhustiano AbedinajXhustiano Abedinaj
Thumbtack Customer
MTD Drain did great work and I plan on hiring them again to do other plumbing work
M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.
Latanya S.
Thank you Tony! You were fast , efficient, and very professional! Will see you for all my plumbing needs!
ifixdit,llc plumbing and drainsifixdit,llc plumbing and drains
James T.
Ellal was quick to respond, quick to come out, and quick to fix my plumbing issues. Friendly and professional. Highly recommend
Awash Contractors  LLCAwash Contractors LLC
Sherley O.
He sowed up on time. Went thru the whole house with me regarding plumbing needs and gave a fair estimate.
M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.
David T.
It's a good feeling to have your plumbing needs taken care of and done right. Steve responded promptly to all my questions, provided exactly the work needed, and I couldn't have been happier. I have his card so I'll definitely be asking for his services for any future plumbing needs.
Steve's PlumbingSteve's Plumbing
Trin M.
Bob and his guy did an awesome job on my plumbing. Very personable and understanding. I would definitely hire again.
M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Bob was on time, thorough, and treated my aunt and our plumbing situation with respect. We will call him again for his services!
M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.M.T.D. Drain's L.L.C.
Jordan B.
Kevin from Egan's plumbing was on timr, gave me a fair price, and the work was completed bon time. Will definitely use again.
Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.
Mark F.
Pat was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We picked at date and time for him to arrive and he was punctual. Pat completed installation of a new hot water heater and removed the old heater and I couldn’t be more happy with his work. I’d highly recommend Pat for a plumbing project and will definitely contact him again for my plumbing needs.
McGinnis PlumbingMcGinnis Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Benny installed a gas line for a ventless fireplace. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and reliable. I will use his company for all my plumbing needs.
Subzero Cooling & HeatingSubzero Cooling & Heating
Thumbtack Customer
I had Josh and his guys rough in the plumbing for a full house renovation. They were punctual, professional, and fairly priced. I will be using him again in the future.
Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Georgia B.
I needed a drain in my patio looked at as it was not draining well. A different plumber quoted me $2,000 to clear out and replace the drain. I reached out to New Age Plumbing to get a 2nd quote and they came out the next day and were able to snake the drain and replace the old/rotting parts for significantly less than the other plumber. I will definitely use them in the future for my plumbing needs!
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
Kevin S.
Everybody I dealt with from SBPH was professional, punctual and did everything asked in a quality manner. They'll definitely be my first call for any plumbing/HVAC needs in the future.
Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Michael S.
Quick response with a service date and time. I own several investment properties that needed plumbing repair and Egan’s is my go to plumber. They do quality work for a fair price.
Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
At 530am on a Friday, Josh responded to my inquiry almost instantly. He was then immediately available by phone to discuss and explain my project requirements to me ENTIRELY. Clearly, he is very experienced and easy to deal with. I appreciate the fact that he took over a half hour out of his morning to educate me on a variety of plumbing topics. His plumbing knowledge and insight is invaluable, it was a pleasure learning so much from a true expert. Thank you!
Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.Solution Based Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Tracey J.
Tony took the time to explain everything to us. He was polite as well as professional. Thank Tony for fixing our pipes at 9 at night. Your our go to man for plumbing now.
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Sara E.
These guys are terrific. They clearly know what they are doing. Fast, efficient, professional. They are here to do a job and do it well. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing plumbing services.
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
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