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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 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.

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?

Reviews for Missouri City plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
JT Plumbing explained the differences between the water heater options and installed a high quality water heater at a competitive price. Excellent service. Will use JT Plumbing again.
JT's Plumbing Service
Thumbtack Customer
AL Rooter Plumbing is the answer to anyone's plumbing needs. They are punctual, professional, knowledgeable, and affordable. We hired AL Rooter to repair our non-operable garbage disposal. They were able to diagnose the situation immediately and resolve the issue without requiring us the costlier option of full replacement. Thank U AL Rooter Plumbing. You are awesome! A & W Evans
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Fair price and informative on the work completed. I would hire again for my plumbing needs.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Nancy T.
Gary did an excellent job, high integrity, and very professional. Will call again for any plumbing needs
Brogdon Plumbing Co.Brogdon Plumbing Co.
Didi O.
Optimum Plumbing Solutions identified the cause of our concern and immediately fixed the issue. Knowledgeable, Professional and Straightforward. Recommended!
Optimum Plumbing SolutionsOptimum Plumbing Solutions
Tim W.
I needed small plumbing repairs. Kevin responded immediately. We set a time the following day and he was there at the appointed time. He’s professional, very personable, and does great work. Definitely someone you can trust to do what’s right. I will definitely be referring him to others that need help with plumbing repairs.
Kevin & Associates PaintingKevin & Associates Painting
Greg A.
Angelo was on time and did a great job. They were very professional and kept the area clean after the work was complete. Would hire Sweetwater Plumbing again.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Arica J.
Angelo was very knowledgeable and patient. He checked everything thoroughly before providing us with a reasonable quote. We definitely recommend Angelo at Sweetwater Plumbing!
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Sparkle H.
We called Kevin on short notice for a leak faucet. He was quick, reasonable, and took care of the problem in no time. We will always call Kevin for our plumbing needs.
Kevin & Associates PaintingKevin & Associates Painting
Ali A.
Sylvester is a professional and does outstanding work. His work ethic and personality what makes him standout. I would highly recommend him for all plumbing needs.
Wil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling ServicesWil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling Services
E.G. C.
This company has very knowledgeable and professional plumbers. They investigated and resolved 3 of 3 plumbing issues we were experiencing in our home. We will definitely be using them for any future needs!
B&P PlumbingB&P Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
JT Plumbing did a fantastic job. My tub faucet was leaking real bad and he came out and was able to resolve the problem the same day. I will definitely hire him again. great Job!!!!!
JT's Plumbing Service
Ali A.
I would highly recommend Sweetwater Plumbing. I had Mr. Angelo come to the residence and fix the issue without any hassle. Very professional and timely. I have him saved in my contacts for Future work.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Nancy T.
Ed did a phenomenal job with our repipe. He made sure everything was done right and didn’t hesitate at all to follow through with our requests until we were completely satisfied. Will definitely recommend for any plumbing needs.
Optimum Plumbing SolutionsOptimum Plumbing Solutions
Bedia B.
Angelo was GREAT!!! He assessed the situation and explained to the scope of work to me. After he completed the job, he talked me through exactly what he did. He was very professional and friendly. I would recommend Sweetwater Plumbing Company!
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Victor T.
Bayo sounded very knowledgeable over the phone and he even responded earlier than we scheduled. He was very professional and provided solution to our plumbing issue in less than 1 hour. The best part was his affordability. I would surely recommend him.
B&P PlumbingB&P Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Replaced two bathroom faucets that have been in there for 20 years and a shower arm and shower head. Brice was here right on time. Very nice young man. Quickly went to work and did a fantastic job. Will definitely call them again when plumbing needs to be done. Very glad I used Thumbtack.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Joseph Y.
Alex is a knowledgeable, true professional. He responded quickly and charged me a fair price to come out after the Texas Freeze to repair a copper water line that had burst. He was on time, gave me lots of tips and pointers about to to protect my plumbing in the future. Awesome service. You cannot go wrong hiring him for any housing repairs. Very Happy!
SierraGCSierraGC
Thumbtack Customer
Ramez did an amazing job on our home's plumbing system. We had a overflowing toilet and he was able to clear the line quickly. He responded to my call within a few hours. He gave me an honest opinion with great pricing. I called another plumber before him and the price was triple with added services I really did not need. If you are looking for quick, quality, and honest service call this plumber. I highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Ramez!
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
We had Ramez come out to look at our garbage disposal because it was making a clanking sound. Ramez came out on time and looked and tested the disposal and the clanking eventually stopped. Ramez informed me that there was no issue, but if I wanted, I could have him take it apart. I opted not to take it apart and Ramez told me that there would be no charge as it was included in the free estimate. Ramez was very professional, kind and knowledgable. I definitely will be calling him again for future plumbing issues.
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
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