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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 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.

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. 

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 Plum plumbers
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
Thumbtack Customer
I had multiple plumbing fixes that included replacing washing machine water shut off valve, 2 faucet leaks. What appeared to be standard plumbing issues turned out to be more complicated. Leo was on time, effectively resolved all issues, and the work was reasonably priced.
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction 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
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
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
Khalil B.
Came in for an emergency repair, found out plumbing wasn't up to code. He first visited Saturday afternoon and had it all fixed by Monday evening. Amazing.
Jarrett Smith Plumbing and ConstructionJarrett Smith Plumbing and Construction
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
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
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
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
Jacob F.
Tim was great, showed up on time and took care of several plumbing projects we had (water valves replaced in basement, clogged drain, and repaired leaking pipe). Very professional and at a fair price. Highly recommend.
Alliance Plumbing & Property RepairAlliance Plumbing & Property Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Keith showed up on time and was straight forward with everything he was going to do. He was no BS and kept to his original quote. I highly recommend him to handle all plumbing needs and already have him lined up for another project.
Boyce Plumbing LLCBoyce Plumbing LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
He was prompt. Provided a reasonable price and completed the job professionally. Problem was that we had unforseen problems with our plumbing that he (and we) werent aware of that required additional costs. We were able to come to agreement as to how we would take care of this.
WH Electrical & Plumbing and Contracting servicesWH Electrical & Plumbing and Contracting services
Thumbtack Customer
This is overall the best company that I've ever done business with. The guys are very professional, and take pride in their work. I appreciate them making my plumbing nightmare, into a less stressful situation. Special thanks to Sonny for his patience and hard work to complete the job to my satisfaction. Accurate Pro Home, job well done! Thank you, Gail
Accurate Pro Home and Building ServicesAccurate Pro Home and Building Services
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
Thumbtack Customer
John was very friendly and explored all options with me to find the best solution. Work is very professional. Our slow drain now drains at light speed and everything is clamped and braced so it's a solid system. Work was completed about a month ago now and everything works perfectly. I'll definitely be using him for any future plumbing work.
John Wilcox Plumbing and Heating LLCJohn Wilcox Plumbing and Heating LLC
Sherry C.
What great service! Though my problem was not an emergency per se, it was a very time sensitive repair that needed to be made! I talked to the company yesterday afternoon and he came this morning and took care of the problem! Cost was more than reasonable. I would never hesitate to recommend First Due Plumbing and I’m sure I’ll use them in the future!
First Due PlumbingFirst Due Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
John deserves 5 stars. He was fair, honest, an expert in his field and very easy to work with. We moved from Boston to Pittsburgh and needed someone dependable to work on our Victorian home. John replaced all of our toilets and moved a gas line for us (as well as a bunch of other smaller things) and he went above and beyond to ensure that the job was done well and quickly. We will call John with all of our plumbing needs!
John Wilcox Plumbing and Heating LLCJohn Wilcox Plumbing and Heating LLC
Thumbtack Customer
While Brian did fair work when he actually completed a task, I regret hiring him. I found Brian to be 100% unreliable, completely negligent of his own business agreements and ethics, and totally disregarding of my time and good faith. I hired Brian to complete both the electric and plumbing in my renovated kitchen. He convinced me he'd do a great job with both and said he'd need about 3 or 4 days of work before my cabinets went in, and a day or two of work after they were installed. In fact, Brian was in and out of my home more than forty times throughout the course of this project, NEVER arriving when he said he would, leaving both me and contractors waiting for him, sometimes for hours. He also never accomplished what he said he would, sitting in his van in front of my home for longs periods of time, repeatedly leaving after working for short periods without finishing, and then asking to return the next day again and again and again and again. He had a million reasons to justify his irresponsible & unprofessional behavior, always trying to explain away why he was never completing the job. In the end, I lost faith that Brian even could do the plumbing, as he'd had several months and generous opportunities to do so, and still hadn't. When the project was being held up waiting for Brian to get around to his part, my contractor ended up completing the plumbing so that my cabinets and counters could be installed and I could have my kitchen back. Hirer beware and NEVER again.
Sherred Electrical ContractingSherred Electrical Contracting
Darlene W.
I am so glad I chose Tim Jackson from Alliance Plumbing. He was here and done with the job in an hour. Even with problems with very old faucets. I needed leaks fixed in both my tub and bathroom sink. He worked hard until the job was done. He did an excellent job. Knows his job well. I have found a new plumber with Tim. Thank you Tim and thank you Thumbtack. Darlene Williams
Alliance Plumbing & Property RepairAlliance Plumbing & Property Repair
Terri M.
The guys from Crystal Clear plumbing came to my house today to replace a leaky kitchen faucet. They arrived at the time I was told, were so polite and listened as I explained about the thumping noise the faucet was making, as well as the leak. First they discovered there were no shut off valves under the kitchen sink. They identified the noise due to too much pressure. Discovered the regulator wasn’t working correctly. They replaced it, and installed shut off valves and replaced the faucet, explained to me the problem gave me a cost rundown and quietly did their job. I would definitely use them again!
Crystal Clear PlumbingCrystal Clear Plumbing
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