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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 Pittsburgh plumbers
Dolores K.
They are my first choice for plumbing.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
The service that was provided to me was installation of a water pressure regulator. The service was excellent. I would recommend Bob's Plumbing to anyone looking for plumbing services.
Bob's Plumbing
Ben G.
Rob with First Due Plumbing was excellent! Excellent communication.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Danyel C.
First Due Plumbing was great!! I will definitely be using them in the future.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Sharon h.
These folks know exactly what they are doing. They were in and out in no time with a job well done! Great value, quick response, professional, and on time! Do yourself a favor. If you need plumbing expertise call First Due Plumbing!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Molly E.
Brian was friendly and knowledgeable. We definitely recommend First Due Plumbing and will hire them again!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
David C.
Very responsive and easy to work with, and did the job well. Will hire again for any future plumbing issues.
Thomas Lily Plumbing Heating and Cooling LLCThomas Lily Plumbing Heating and Cooling LLC
Joseph M.
I recommend anyone needing plumbing services to check out First Due plumbing. The team gave an initial free and accurate estimate, and I was able to get the job scheduled quickly. First due installed a hose bib to the exterior of my house. The team was quick and professional, and the job was done right. Thanks!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
I actually had plumbing issues the day after I scheduled with him, so I canceled the job. I had the plumber install the vanity, however, Jason was very responsive, and knew what he was talking about on the phone. I will request him for other projects, but had to hire somebody else due to plumbing emergency.
Four-Square BuildersFour-Square Builders
Pete S.
First due plumbing did a fantastic job fixing our leaking pipes and we would absolutely suggest them to anyone.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Emeka C.
Posted the plumbing work today, and the contractor was onsite the next day. Excellent workmanship and quality of work. Will certainly hire them again.
Boyle Home SolutionsBoyle Home Solutions
Linda S.
He came the same day and solved the problem quickly and efficiently. We're very pleased and will use First Due Plumbing again as necessary!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Duane was great to communicate with and provided a fair price for a night time plumbing call. He was professional and knowledgeable, would recommend and use again. Thanks!
Goubeaud CompanyGoubeaud Company
Lisa F.
Had a great experience with Goubeaud Co. They responded immediately by email and phone to my plumbing issue. Everything was explained to me in a way I could understand before anything was done. I felt treated fairly and honestly with a fair cost for work done. I will definitely call them next time I need any plumbing done for my home. Highly recommend.
Goubeaud CompanyGoubeaud Company
Heather S.
Rob was friendly and easy to work with. He was easy to schedule with and very communicative prior to the appointment. I’m already planning to bring him back for another small plumbing project.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Karrah S.
Jim was great. Showed up on time, gave us a fair price, and completed the job perfectly. I would 100% recommend him and will be hiring again for any future plumbing needs.
Bauer heating, cooling and plumbingBauer heating, cooling and plumbing
Yoshiya T.
Rob came out to look at the job that needed to be done. He gave an estimate and the next day he sent a crew to do the work. I will highly recommend First Due Plumbing.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Shawn M.
I’m absolutely impressed with the work Brian did on my kitchen plumbing. First due Plumbing responded the same day to my work request and scheduled my repair the next day. They even send you an update within the window of your appointment with when exactly they will arrive!! The cost for repair were reasonable and fair. I only post a review when I feel like a company went out of their way and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Maryann p.
Worked with Rob and he did a great job. Came when he said he would and the cost was very reasonable. Even less than originally quoted. Will hire them for future plumbing needs
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Sharon C.
First Due responded so quickly and scheduled an appointment first thing the next morning. They unclogged a kitchen sink for a rental unit, and even discovered the basement drain was clogged and freed that up as well. I will absolutely use First Due Plumbing again!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Miranda V.
Jim was very helpful and was able to get the job done! He came in gave us an estimate and got to work. He was in and out within an hour. My husband and I now know who to call for all of our plumbing needs! Thanks Jim!
Bauer heating, cooling and plumbingBauer heating, cooling and plumbing
Zainab S.
Rob from First Due Plumbing was so quick to respond and willing to come out same day for my issue. I did go with someone else but I appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism I received from him. Will be contacting him for future projects.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Arielle S.
Called about a slow toilet, and it turned out I needed a new one. He didn't charge me for the initial visit, and I had him install a new one. The cost was reasonable and they were very professional and responsive! I'll be contacting them again with any plumbing issues in the future.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Cristine n.
I couldn’t believe how quickly Bobby and Shawn arrived after contacting the company! They were professional and knowledgeable. On the same day, I was able to schedule the appointment to return and complete the work within days. I had been trying for months to have someone come out and First Due Plumbing was the only one who responded promptly.
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Marwan E.
Hello everyone i had found justing on here and he got me done in a flash couple hours and there u go. I had over 7 plumbing guys come in and never done the work. Highly recommend this guy add up the best rate i have come across ❤️ Thank you for saving my day
Kastle Contracting LLCKastle Contracting LLC
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