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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 Norristown plumbers
Ethel W.
Keven was the plumber that did the work. He explained the various aspects of the project, id a very good job and cleaned up after the job was done. I would use Egan Plumbing for other plumbing work. Thanks for recommending him.
Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.Egan's Plumbing Repair, Inc.
DaVon M.
The gentleman at Resnick Plumbing stay true to their word which facilitates their ability to provide an all around great customer service experience!
M Resnick Plumbing LLCM Resnick Plumbing LLC
Robert B.
Tony was prompt, developed a good plan for the plumbing system modification, and completed the job efficiently with high quality workmanship. He's a good handyman to know.
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Jamhala M.
Augo plumbing does exceptional work and would definitely recommend him! His work was of high quality, he was friendly and very punctual. Will definitely use his service’s again when needed.
Augo Mechanical LLCAugo Mechanical LLC
Victoria W.
Great experience with New Age Plumbing. They were very prompt in responding, came out for a quote the same day. They explained everything that had to be fixed to me very clearly. Next day my dishwasher was fixed!
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
Chennel D.
It was very easy working with New Age plumbing. They were very responsive and transparent. Received a quote, made an appointment, they arrived when they said they would, they completed the job and I paid at the end. Very quick and efficient.
New age plumbing and drain cleaningNew age plumbing and drain cleaning
Brian M.
Tony was great, he fixed several problems from plumbing to hvac to appliances all in the same visit. He communicats clearly and was professional, prompt, and resolved everything resulting in savings and reduced expenses. I recommend you call Tony if you need someone to investigate and resolve any problems you have.
The Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home ServicesThe Heating-Cooling Dr. and Home Services
Rory Y.
Full disclosure, this rating is based on a small sample of my experience with the company. I did not receive any work from the company. Reached out to this company because of the ratings and the fact they do both electric and plumbing work that I needed. Had to follow up twice to get an response , then after scheduling time to come check out the jobs in person, when they arrived they demanded $45 for the estimate. My wife didn’t realize I didn’t agree to that and signed their agreement to come in to the house. Was told that the money would come off as a discount if we proceeded with work done but of course their quotes were astronomical compared to the rest we received. (The plumbing quote for a replacement shower stack and new toilet was more than double another company). So $45 for 10 mins of looking at my house and they were so aggressive about collecting it too. Can’t speak to their work, I’m sure it’s fantastic, but the experience I had was frustrating to say the least. I’m glad to have paid $45 to know that I had better options out there, please ask about that cost when consulting, maybe they will waive it for you but it seems crazy to have such a policy with so many options out there.
Mr. Electric & Plumbing ServicesMr. Electric & Plumbing Services
Kim P.
I used this company to replace my expansion tank on my hot water heater tank. They responded quickly and was able to schedule me right away. The morning of their arrival they called me with name of the technicians that would be coming to my property and educated me what the process was on what they would do and potentially need to do, which was comforting for me. Once, the technicians arrived they assessed my tank and quoted me to see if I wanted to proceed, which I did. They got the tank up & running without trying to overcharge me or find multiple issues to fill their pockets! I would recommend them to anyone & will be using them again! I have other plumbing issues that I am going to use them for! Thank you EKR for resolving my issue!!
EKR General ContractingEKR General Contracting
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