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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.

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?

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 Pflugerville plumbers
Karen Z.
Local Plumbing Service is wonderful! The people are all so friendly and helpful! Mike got us scheduled the same day and Andres was wonderful and so knowledgeable. He really helped us out! They're who I will be calling if I ever need any plumbing assistance again and would recommend them to all! Great job and great people!
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Melanie M.
Chris was great- responsive, fairly priced, knowledgeable, and reliable! Will absolutely be using him for any future plumbing issues that arise. Thank you!!
Good Guy ServicesGood Guy Services
Alejandro G.
Quick to respond and explain what needed to be done. Very patient and answered the phone every time I called - which is a big deal for me. They called back the following day as a follow up to make sure everything was working in order. The project came out more expensive than I had planned for but that was not on Cannon Plumbing and Drain's part. Plumbing is just always very expensive.
Cannon Plumbing and DrainCannon Plumbing and Drain
Thumbtack Customer
I had some plumbing issues with my new house. Leo came in and quickly diagnosed the problems and fixed them right away. I will definitely call him again if I need help in the future.
My Austin  Handyman LLCMy Austin Handyman LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Roger was very nice. He arrived on time, was efficient with his work, and very reasonable. We will definitely hire him again for any plumbing needs that we have. We have had no issues with his work, and we're glad he was able to come out quickly! Thank you, Roger!
Andersons Home ImprovementAndersons Home Improvement
Aseem P.
Alex was professional and courteous. He listened to the issue carefully then began to diagnose the cause. He was thorough in his investigation and very willing to explain his findings. We ultimately ended up replacing the toilet and Alex assisted from toilet selection to pickup to installation. Definitely will call him again if I have another plumbing need.
Alejandro SosaAlejandro Sosa
Melanie M.
Thank you Crow's plumbing for helping me with my water pressure issue - it turns out it was a quick fix and they didn't try to rip me off or pressure me into buying additional products or services. I know I will be using them for future problems that may arise just based off of their integrity and friendly service.
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Jennifer P.
Although he showed up late due to traffic, he walked me through what I could do myself and gave me great suggestions to fix the issue. I have made use of all his suggestions and it didn't cost me much. He is fair in pricing. I would use his plumbing services again.
Kevin LarrimoreKevin Larrimore
Gerry E.
Very professional, and really reliable. He came out here in a timely manner to fix a pipe that had busted on the side of our house. He was very pleasant to be around. Fixed the pipe and covered it for weather proofing and told me how to do that with our other exposed pipes outside. The pricing was just right too. We will be using him for all our plumbing needs.
Harry G.
Tyler has helped me with a water heater problem that i have been having. He identified and showed me the issues, answered all my questions, and gave me possible solutions. He even dropped by on a Sunday to turn of my water to prevent any more water leakage. Responsible, reliable, knowledgeable, and reasonable pricing. Will definitely use him again for any of my plumbing needs.
Garrison Plumbing LLCGarrison Plumbing LLC
Vicki R.
Chad responded quickly with a highly competitive offer. He was able to fit us into his schedule the next day. In addition to fixing our problem, he also did a review of our other sinks, water softener and two hot water heaters. He called with an overview of his findings, but was not pushy about repair work. His professionalism was exemplary and we will be using him again for our plumbing needs! Thanks, Chad! And thanks Thumtack!!
Pfriendly plumberPfriendly plumber
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