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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 East Ridge plumbers
Rhonia M.
Thank You Gabe for coming in and fixing our plumbing issues. My husband took on a little bit more than he was prepared for in remodeling our guest bathroom. Gabe came in and repaired the leaks and installed a new toilet. He is fast, efficient, professional, and very reasonably priced. We will definitely call On Site Plumbing for any future plumbing needs!!!
On Site PlumbingOn Site Plumbing
Demetrius R.
Thank you Thumbtack for connecting with me On Site Plumbing. I am one satisfied customer.
On Site PlumbingOn Site Plumbing
Megan C.
Great timely response to request, followed up by a prompt service visit to determine the problem happening with our kitchen plumbing.
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Mimi H.
Great experience! Plumber - On Site Plumbing came within an hour on Saturday morning - fair price and very professional- I was very pleased !
On Site PlumbingOn Site Plumbing
Jonathan S.
The best quality of Downright Plumbing is their people. They talk with you like they know you from the office to the techs. Would highly recommend. Thanks for leaving one family with a grateful experience
DownRight PlumbingDownRight Plumbing
Robert H.
Seth was punctual, professional and very knowledgeable. He located our leak, made quick work of the repairs, and left his work area spotless. I will absolutely get in touch with him again for any plumbing concerns!
Emergency No More Plumbing & SepticEmergency No More Plumbing & Septic
Danielle W.
Rich showed up early and got right to work. He had the job done in no time even though it was a little more involved than we initially thought. We will use him again should another plumbing issue arise!
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Iris L.
I wish I could check all five. Gabe was the best. He was on time and he knew exactly what he was doing. He was gracious and personable. As a woman, it is nice to be able to trust the people you hire to do a job. They will be the first company I call should I have another plumbing issue.
On Site PlumbingOn Site Plumbing
Christy J.
Jason went out of his way to come to my home to inspect my water pressure issues. There had been three plumbers out before him and even a home inspector in the last three years before I moved in. Jason figured out the issue in about 5 minutes (we talked a little first) and we are in the process of setting a time for the main repair. In the meantime, he made a few tweaks to the system and suggested a few quick fixes and, even without the main repair, my water pressure has improved greatly. I have owned and sold multiple properties in several states. I have dealt with all kinds of handymen, contractors and vendors. Jason is the real deal. He versed in the Codes, he has full knowledge of plumbing history (which is critical in trying to troubleshoot my 1930's home) and he is pleasant and more than reasonably priced. I can't stress enough how happy I am that I found Jason. I recently moved to TN from GA. In GA I had a guy for everything. That person I could call and knew the job would be done economically and done right. I am still trying to find my guys in TN but I don't have to worry about a plumber. Jason is my guy for plumbing. Don't get any plumbing done until you talk to Jason.
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Raven C.
Seth was a lifesaver for our home. He repaired our kitchen sink, that was set up completely incorrectly, and cleared a major blockage in the pipes. He explained every step along the way, and offered multiple solutions to fit our budget. He ended up having to come out twice in one week due to our budget restraints and was professional, friendly, and understanding of the situation. As first time home owners this was our first encounter with needing something repaired, we were extremely fortunate that Seth answered the call! For any of our future plumbing needs (emergency or not) he will be our first call.
Emergency No More Plumbing & SepticEmergency No More Plumbing & Septic
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