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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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 DeSoto plumbers
LaToya C.
Great experience! Will hire again if we need future plumbing fixes.
Late Night PlumbingLate Night Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Mike went above and beyond to get the job done. Most definitely hiring for my future plumbing needs
Christian RestorationsChristian Restorations
Chiquoia G.
Abel is amazing! I truly appreciate the quick response and the professional service. I will recommend everyone to contact Eminence Plumbing. Thank you!
Eminence ServicesEminence Services
Chaun'Tell C.
I was very impressed with SWAN plumbing and will be using them again in the future. I had a clogged toilet and the entire process took no more than 30 minutes.
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Carrie M.
Plumb Perfect came to my rescue! Just three days before Christmas & with out-of-town guests, I had no functioning toilet & a slow draining tub. Michael was able to come out within hours of my contacting him, wrestle with my obstinate tree root issue in the cold rain, rebuild one toilet, replace both toilet wax rings, & replace one of my water supply valves. He explained what was causing my issues and recommended things I could do to prevent further trouble. Plus he even gave me a tool to use for any future toilet clogging trouble! And after everything he had to do, I was expecting a MUCH higher bill than what I actually paid. I am definitely planning on hiring Plumb Perfect for my next plumbing project!
The Handyman's DaddyThe Handyman's Daddy
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Mike did an excellent job and was very reasonable priced. I requested help for washer and dryer hook ups and ended up getting him to fix various plumbing issues around the house. I will most certainly use him again for future issues.
Christian RestorationsChristian Restorations
Ms D.
Luis did a PHENOMENAL job!!! He and his team removed and installed 2 toilets and a 3 valve trim kit. All of the above services took less than 2 hours.! Pricing was incredibly reasonable and the quality of work was excellent. I'm so thankful that Thumbtack led us to Fast-Fix Plumbing. My family has found our new plumber. Thanks again Luis!!
Fast-Fix PlumbingFast-Fix Plumbing
Joleann B.
Forest and Shane were the plumbers who assisted me. They kept me sane throughout my plumbing nightmare that also involved my septic tank. They were upfront, gave me some suggestions/options and waited to see if any would work. When the best option for my situation was decided upon, they complied and did the best job. They kept me informed every step of the way and no clean up mess! Great company. I am thankful they were in the Thumbtack “family”,
Plumber Near Me DFWPlumber Near Me DFW
Diane T.
I had an emergency with my plumbing and placed a call after 10pm. Mr. Clark was swift to respond to my message and ready and willing to meet me within the hour. Provided a few estimates after describing the issue I was having. I opted for Mr. Clark to come early the next morning, text me when he was enroute and he showed up promptly. Diagnosed the problem, made the proper repairs and provided recommendations to avoid the same problem. I will definitely use him again in the future and highly recommend this company
The Plumbers ClubThe Plumbers Club
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