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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 North Richland Hills plumbers
Lanna B.
Fixed our plumbing issue quickly!
Katie G.
Awesome company to have service your plumbing needs! Came right away!
Anderson Plumbing Services LLCAnderson Plumbing Services LLC
John E.
This you man will be the plumber that I call for all of my plumbing needs. Fair prices and good quality work
Kason B.
I had a shower drain that was clogged. an inch of standing water in our shower. I went out and bought a snake to try and DIY it. Well. that was a waste of time. 3 hours later. I get in touch with Texas Plumbing Repair. They fit me in same day. They were in and out very quickly. And pulled out more clogging debris than I thought possible for a drain. I recommend Texas Plumbing Repair 5/5.
Texas Plumbing RepairTexas Plumbing Repair
Cindy P.
Jordan was very nice to work with and professional. He was able to locate the problem and repair it within a reasonable amount of time given the project was fairly large. I would use Molberg Plumbing again.
Molberg Plumbing LLCMolberg Plumbing LLC
Lisa H.
The team at Mr. Young's responded very quickly and was able to schedule a visit and repair within one day. Robert was very courteous and I will be calling again if I have additional plumbing needs.
Mr Young's Plumbing LLCMr Young's Plumbing LLC
Jay D.
We called them out to redo the plumbing outside our home. They were able to complete the job quickly. There were a few communication issues, but the owner was able to have the things situated and over deliver!
Schrader PlumbingSchrader Plumbing
Marcus W.
I was goad I was able to find Lawrence and Mike. Instead of jack hammering my garage to repair a slab leak, they recommended re-routing my hot/cold water lines. This helped cut time and cost. For any future plumbing needs, I will definitely be contacting LVR.
Elite Plumbing Professionals LLCElite Plumbing Professionals LLC
Kristine B.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for fixing all of my house's plumbing needs. Ivan truly knows his trade and he's professional, courteous and proficient. I should've called him first but thank you again for your hardwork. Also, Karina his asst. is awesome too!
InK Plumbing LLCInK Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Came over in the morning the following morning after I contacted Steve the evening prior. Really nice genuine guy got the job done in less than 2 hrs and our shower was all working perfect again. I would recommend him to others and use again if we have future plumbing issues.
Spouses in LaborSpouses in Labor
Ava O.
Adam is a SAINT! Some plumbing problems arose on Thanksgiving at my mom’s house. I reached out to Adam the next morning, and he immediately responded. He was able to come even earlier than scheduled. He went above & beyond. He thoroughly checked everything to get to the root of the problem, detected what was wrong, & explored all the options to get it fixed. He took care of the problem & saved the day!Adam is cool, his prices are fair, and he treats you like family. Truly thankful for you & Angel ❤️🚽👍
First responders general contractingFirst responders general contracting
Candon C.
Luis was fantastic with replacing our old ugly cast iron sink. He responded very quickly, and was patient with me even though I contacted him when my sink hadn't even been delivered. He was upfront and fair with pricing. The way I see it, I could have wasted potentially Saturday and Sunday trying to install this thing and change out the plumbing myself, with zero experience, or I could pay a fair price, have Luis come out and finish it in 2-3 hours. All said, im very happy with Luis' work and won't hesitate to have him come back and help me out gain. 10/10 recommend.
home improvement handyman serviceshome improvement handyman services
Jed G.
Ok, so my review got really long, but here is a summary: Team Enoch is awesome. Communication is above and beyond outstanding. Prices are reasonable, and Kevin, our plumber, was knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure I was informed and happy with the quality of the work. Ok here goes: We had a bad plumbing problem (washing machine drain backing up, and no way to clear it, due to a disintegrated sewer line under the slab). I was dreading calling someone about it, because of how complicated the problem was, how far they would have to dig under my slab, and I figured it would wipe out most of our savings (insurance wouldn't cover it due to the age of our cast iron sewer line). So I put it off for months (almost a year), until I finally couldn't take it anymore. I did some research and found Team Enoch. I sent them the explanation of the job and within 30 mins, Phillip (office dispatcher?) called me and gave me a preliminary idea of what we would be looking at in terms of cost and what/when they could help. Phillip sent our plumber, Kevin, out the next morning. He gave me a quote based on how far they estimated they would have to dig. The quote was very reasonable so I accepted. Kevin came back two days later, and within eight hours, my drain was running clean and clear, and i was so relieved. Kevin was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and very patient with me and my many questions and listened to my worries and gripes about my plumbing issues. He sent me pictures throughout the day to show the progress, while I was at work. At the very end, he had me come look over his shoulder while he ran the camera down 45 feet to the end of the line and showed me how nice and clean the line was draining. This was very important to me, and I now have peace of mind regarding my sewer line. Additionally, Phillip followed up periodically throughout the day with me as well. Typically, I would get a phone call from Kevin, followed by a phone call from Phillip, making sure I got the update, and asking if I had any questions. I was blown away by the importance Team Enoch has about regularly communicating with their customers. Attached photo was the condition of my sewage line prior to the repair (one of the many photos Kevin sent throughout the day). To top it off, I must not be good at math, because the final invoice came in about a third of what I thought it was going to be. I am kicking myself for putting this off, and not calling these guys earlier. Team Enoch should be your plumbers.
Team EnochTeam Enoch
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