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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. 

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 Knoxville plumbers
Ken D.
Jim did a great job on the plumbing work he was hired for.
Bay Development ServicesBay Development Services
George B.
Excellent service and a great person to deal with. Highly recommended for all your plumbing needs.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Islam S.
Was a pleasure to work with, hard working and knowledgeable, will be my first call for all my plumbing needs.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Angela M.
Justin did a great job fixing the plumbing to my washer. I highly recommend him, and will use him again!
Jb’s plumbing & HandymanJb’s plumbing & Handyman
G. S.
Mr. Poore fixed the problem quickly and in good order. He was truly professional. I would recommend him for any plumbing work.
Poore’s PlumbingPoore’s Plumbing
Rick W.
He adjusted his schedule to get here within an hour to fix leak in waterline behind a wall. Got it fixed quickly. Definitely will use him again for plumbing and beyond.
Taylor trenthamTaylor trentham
Cassandra M.
I contacted Barnard for a plumbing issue, it was resolved in a timely manner and cost 75% less than what the Knoxville area larger companies charge. The work was fast and very thorough.
Barnard's construction and handyman servicesBarnard's construction and handyman services
Lisa D.
Professional, quick to respond to my messages, very knowledgeable, great value, and cleaned out our clogged kitchen drain quickly. Will definitely use them in the future for any plumbing needs.
Poore’s PlumbingPoore’s Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
We had a plumbing issue and Mark came out very quickly, did a great job, and was very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Mark and we will definitely use him again!
Mark BoltonMark Bolton
Candy O.
Zach was very professional. He told me up front what he would and would not be able to fix. My problem was not plumbing related after all and he only charged me a minimal fee.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Jay F.
Zach was great! Contacted him on a Saturday evening to help us out with a significant pipe leak leak in the wall behind our shower....had to shut off water to the whole house. We really appreciated Zach coming out on super bowl Sunday to make the repairs. He was very personable, professional and skilled. Zach made the necessary repairs at a very reasonable price...much less than the big name plumbing companies would have charged. We will definitely reach out to Zach for any future plumbing needs.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
John F.
Excellent execution and communication from Zach. He was straight forward and to the point as we worked through replacing the plumbing in the whole house. I appreciate his honesty and quality he brought. Going to be recommending him to friends for sure.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Robert Sosa and his team performed exceptionally well in installing three toilets and three bathroom faucets and executing a number of minor repairs. I will call on them the next time I have plumbing, electrical or other home construction/repair projects.
Sosa and Sons General ContractorsSosa and Sons General Contractors
Libio R.
This team does a wonderful job. I am so pleased to have chosen them for relocating the washer and dryer to garage. Also did some additional plumbing work inside for a very reasonable price. I will definitely be calling him for all my repair needs around the house.
Jb’s plumbing & HandymanJb’s plumbing & Handyman
Bobby L.
Zack responded promptly to my original request to repair a plumbing leak. When the time was agreed upon Zack showed up right on time with a professional look and manner. He checked out the problem (which was not an easy leak repair because it was in a joint were more than one pipe came together). Zack went to work on the problem right away and was finished much sooner than I thought he would be able to do the repair, also he had all the parts, tools and supplies needed to complete the job and cleaned up all the old parts. Also I can say Zack was very reasonable on his prices for the difficulty of the job. I want to say I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND ZACK and will call him the next time I need any plumbing work.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Karen. R.
We had a sink stopped up and he was able to get to us the next day, even on a Sunday. Zach great at communicating when he would arrive. He was quick with his work, cleaned up everything when he was done. The sink works perfectly now. We highly recommend his work and we will call him again for other plumbing projects.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Craig H.
Just started the job and Zach has done great. He is doing everything he said he would do. This is a entire house re-plumb so he will be working over the next few weeks. I will give more info and photos as job progresses. I am very excited to find such a good worker and satisfied that he will live up to his billing here on Thumbtack.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Miles C.
I’m very happy with the work Zach did for us to replace our hot water tank. He contacted us quickly, arrived when he said he would, and was very professional. The work he did was really good quality and he answered any questions we had about the project. He even cleaned up the work space, which was very thorough and professional. I would highly recommend Zach for any plumbing projects that need to be down quickly and efficiently.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
First I would like to say, CH was very professional, quick response to our call and flexible to meet our scheduling needs. Adam, that works with CH actually did the plumbing work, changed out 2 toilets and installed a new kitchen faucet. Then he also installed a new light fixture for us. We have hired them to return to change out old cast iron pipes for us next week. Pleasant and works quickly as well as doing a great job. Oh and cleaned up well after each area was complete.
I Care Property MaintenanceI Care Property Maintenance
Jeffrey J.
Zach and his partner Tiffanie were awesome. Completely re-plumbed my kitchen sink and installed a new faucet and dispensers along with new sink drains to match. . Even moved the garbage disposal from the left sink basin to the right. And added a push button on top of the counter to operate my garbage disposal utilizing the 4th cutout which I no longer needed with the new hardware - I would never have even thought of that. Also, the price was extremely fair. They’re extremely personable, courteous and hard-working. I’ll definitely use them again. Would highly recommend.
Zach Thomason PlumbingZach Thomason Plumbing
Jen Z.
Randall was wonderful to work with. From start to finish he was a great communicator and very honest and friendly. I chose him because of his very fair price, but more because of how comfortable I felt talking to him. He was very flexible on scheduling with me, and I had to reschedule once and he worked with me, no problem. He did quality, quick work and made sure I was happy before he requested payment. And, my dog liked him, which tells me a lot about a person! :) If I need any plumbing or handyman type work done in the future I will DEFINETELY choose to work with him again.
Randall NelsonRandall Nelson
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