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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 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?

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.

Reviews for Providence plumbers
Lindsey B.
Ray is great, we have hired him for a few different plumbing jobs and he has always been quick and professional. Will definitely hire him for any plumbing needs that arise!
Everton PlumbingEverton Plumbing
Gina D.
These guys are the real deal! Dennis came over to provide an estimate on the work that needed to be done in our new house from the home inspection. We had a lot of plumbing that needed to be redone in our basement, including the washer/dryer and some old leaky piping that needed replacement. The estimate was incredibly reasonable. He then finished the job within days. Will certainly use Delvecchio plumbing for all of our future plumbing needs without hesitation!
Christopher S.
Delvecchio Plumbing was very quick to respond to my ask and arrived to assess the situation within the hour.
Edwin w.
I contacted these two gentleman on a friday evening and they got busy updating my 1st floor plumbing by monday morning. Then by 12pm that day they were finished. They kept me at ease and worry free. They did an amazing job, better than I expect. I will definitely recommend them for whatever plumbing needs that you have. DONT HESITATE!
Tech 1 plumbingTech 1 plumbing
Darlene S.
I am so excited that i found Jacob! Very knowledgeable about plumbing, awesome price and excellent service! I already have him pricing more work for me!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jacob K.Jacob K.
Jackie S.
We are very satisfied with Ray’s service. He responded quickly to our call and came the next day. Another place was giving us 2 weeks to replace our water heater and I’m so happy we found Ray! He was punctual, friendly, and super helpful...answered all my questions and gave advice on other plumbing issues we had. Highly recommend and will definitely be calling him for any other plumbing needs. Thank you Ray!
Everton PlumbingEverton Plumbing
Luis V.
Dennis did a great job of diagnosing my problem as well as fixing it in a timely and professional manner. Will definitely use him again if I have any more problems with my plumbing or boiler!
Jennifer M.
Dakota did a very nice job, was personable, professional, and cleaned up nicely. Very happy with my new sink and the plumbing underneath that looks like it was installed by a professional rather than an ambitious home owner.
Still Water SystemsStill Water Systems
Ashley C.
We highly recommend hiring Jacob. He was able to properly assess an old piping issue. Great communication, punctuality and realistic and upfront about quotes and potential projects. We will definitely continue to contact him for our future plumbing needs. Thank you!
Jacob K.Jacob K.
Alfred V.
Jacob is an absolute pro. He goes above and beyond expectations and that is so difficult to come by these days. An added bonus is he has a great sense of humor. Look no further for a dependable professional for any of your plumbing issues. Top notch and completely relatable as a genuine person.
Jacob K.Jacob K.
Michele V.
I highly recommend Dennis. He responded quickly and came out the next day to assess my issue. He recommended someone to help with a clogged drain and even waited for the person to show up. He then got my plumbing up to code, once my drain was taken care. All of our interactions were professional and timely. He is prompt, on-time and left everything clean and back in place. I will definitely use Dennis for future projects. Great experience.
Walter V.
We were in a bit a panic late in the evening when the water heater failed. Jon answered my pre-hire questions clearly and provided a reasonable quote for the job based on the capacity and warranty of the unit. Jon arrived the next morning at the time he stated he would, to assess the location and set up. When at the store to purchase the new unit, he called with an update on available models, and to get my approval of the best model for our needs. His expert installation resulted in a very clean connection of the existing pipes to the new water heater. All packaging and debris were removed and storage units put back into place. There was absolutely nothing for me clean up after he left. Throughout the installation process, Jon was very personable and professional. I will hire him for future plumbing work and endorse him to others without reservation.
Jon's Well RepairJon's Well Repair
Catherine O.
After discovering a leaky shutoff valve on my washing machine, I lived with a stackable in the middle of my kitchen for a week while my laundry piled up. After speaking to some (non-Thumbtack) plumbers and getting quoted high prices, long wait times, travel fees, showing-up fees and even no estimates at all, I put out a request on Thumbtack very late Saturday night. Jacob responded immediately. On Sunday morning, we coordinated a time and he showed up promptly Sunday afternoon. Then, while simply walking through my basement, he pointed out critical plumbing issues that needed to be addressed, including pipes hanging from a ceiling without support, a dead expansion tank on my upstairs-neighbor's boiler and a leaky backflow preventer valve on another boiler. (Three HVAC companies have looked at these systems without noting these now-obvious problems.) This was no attempt to get more work. I think Jacob is so smart and knows his trade so well, he can't help noticing these things. He did all of us a great service by spotting these issues. I recommended Jacob to my neighbors, who were grateful for the heads-up he gave us. Unlike the other plumbers I spoke with, Jacob appreciated that my laundry/washer-in-the-kitchen problem was a real quality-of-life issue for me. That's a rare quality.
Jacob K.Jacob K.
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