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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 Austin plumbers
Nicole A.
Riojas plumbing was fast, responsive and helped educate me on plumbing and water quality issues. Thanks!
Riojas plumbingRiojas plumbing
An D.
Crow’s plumbing was easy to work with from initial contact to the job completion. Paul was very professional and courteous. The job was done efficiently and the value was excellent. I would highly recommend Crow’s Plumbing!
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Charliyn T.
Great experience! Will definitely hire for my next plumbing needs!
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Katelin H.
Would definitely recommend! Garrison Plumbing was professional, safe and effective.
Garrison Plumbing LLCGarrison Plumbing LLC
Heather N.
Thank you Local Plumbing for being available same day to fix our commercial plumbing needs. Your guys were friendly, on time and professional. So far so good :) Thanks again!
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Danielle P.
Scotty and his assistant are great guys! They were expedient in completion of repairs and took the time to explain what they found to be the cause of my plumbing woes. I will call them for any future plumbing and remodeling projects.
Scotty GrayScotty Gray
Jamie P.
Celtic was very quick to respond and was very knowledgeable about a plumbing issue.
Celtic Maintenance LLCCeltic Maintenance LLC
Emily C.
Carl was great and I’d use him again for any plumbing needs!
Carl's Repair ServicesCarl's Repair Services
Kiran S.
Very reasonable charges compared to other plumbing companies and completed the work in time.
Phoenix Home Management, LLCPhoenix Home Management, LLC
Gagandeep S.
Great guy! resolved the plumbing issue quickly. Very reasonable hourly rate.
Kevin Larrimore Simple Maintenance SolutionKevin Larrimore Simple Maintenance Solution
Brad A.
Javier was excellent. Will absolutely call for future plumbing needs. Can’t recommend enough.
EZG ServicesEZG Services
Allie S.
Nathan was very knowledgeable on what we needed to do with our plumbing project. I text him at 10pm and he responded immediately and was at my house the next morning at 8am. I will be using him for all of our plumbing needs in the future
Suunta ServicesSuunta Services
Joe B.
Prompt service, right on time. Fixed my plumbing problem. Very knowledgeable and affordable.
Carl's Repair ServicesCarl's Repair Services
Thumbtack Customer
Pretty terrible at communicating. Okay at plumbing. Shows up and leaves without saying anything.
Mardi C.
Carl did good work (plumbing) for a fair price, I definitely recommend him.
Carl's Repair ServicesCarl's Repair Services
Cristi C.
Thank you. We are very happy with the work that Garrison plumbing did, and. Will hire them again.
Garrison Plumbing LLCGarrison Plumbing LLC
Phu D.
Nahraim was very punctual, knowledgeable and fair in price. Using him again on other plumbing needs.
Trusted Backflow Service and Plumbing RepairsTrusted Backflow Service and Plumbing Repairs
Yolanda B.
Showed up on time and gave a detailed work summary. Will contact again in the future for plumbing work.
Garrison Plumbing LLCGarrison Plumbing LLC
Megan E.
Chris was on time, professional and affordable, will use him for all our plumbing needs, great work!
Good Guy ServicesGood Guy Services
Mayank s.
Highly recommend Chris - very responsive, fixed our plumbing problem and very good pricing.
Good Guy ServicesGood Guy Services
Scott p.
Professional and showed up on time. I won't use anyone else but Crow's Plumbing in the future.
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Misty F.
Scotty was great! We had a slow draining dishwasher and created our Thumbtack Saturday afternoon. Scotty was able to come the very next day since not an emergency and to my surprise not only did we have an issue with the dishwasher draining but all of the PVC plumbing under our sink and garbage disposal was installed incorrectly . Scotty noticed this immediately and set about correcting all of our kitchen sink plumbing to solve the dishwasher draining problem along with a very smelly disposal that we have been experiencing. Scotty corrected the PVC plumbing very quickly and completed our job in about 30 minutes. I will definitely reach out to Scotty for any future plumbing needs!
Scotty GrayScotty Gray
Patricia P.
Had to get a faucet reinstalled and plumbing checked per inspection. They did an amazing job! Saved me money!
EZG ServicesEZG Services
Betty Blake C.
Leo was quick to respond and came to the rescue and quickly took care of my plumbing emergency. He was quick and professional!
My Austin  Handyman LLCMy Austin Handyman LLC
Claire S.
Kevin has fixed plumbing in both my house and business. He responds quickly and his pricing is very fair.
Kevin Larrimore Simple Maintenance SolutionKevin Larrimore Simple Maintenance Solution
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