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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 River Oaks plumbers
Jimmy B.
Great company this is my new plumbing company!
ACM PlumbingACM Plumbing
Great plumbing Job !! On Time and very efficient.
Eason Handyman ServicesEason Handyman Services
Mike M.
Everything was great. They took care of everything from the plumbing to sheetrock repair.
Billy's ServicesBilly's Services
Joshua S.
David was awesome! I would recommend him for any plumbing work you need.
Clear Plumbing LLCClear Plumbing LLC
Nero M.
Quickly responded to my project and promptly got scheduled the plumbing job and completed on time
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived on a Sunday and completed work that was needed. Will use again for any plumbing issues that arise.
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Masi L.
David worked quickly and was very polite. I highly recommend him for your plumbing needs!
Clear Plumbing LLCClear Plumbing LLC
Jonathan E.
Diego was Great alot of info an quick an i will make sure an call him for plumbing work !
Diego's Home RepairsDiego's Home Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Had an issue with the tankless heater , I needed someone to come help fast. Young's plumbing was there to assist.
Mr Young's Plumbing LLCMr Young's Plumbing LLC
Carla M.
He is fair and very kind! Mr. V is our man to go to for any of our plumbing needs.
Valerich's ServiceValerich's Service
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommend! Fast, knowledgeable and professional. Will definitely use again if we ever need plumbing services.
Santa RandySanta Randy
Mark M.
Chris was able to come late and did a great job reconnecting my plumbing after a countertop installation.
Christian Plumbing RepairChristian Plumbing Repair
Anna G.
They were the 1st to reply and replied with an estimate! The estimate was very reasonable. Beyond my expectations! Although my appointment was for 10am. Abel, the plumber, notified me right away he was running behind and would be there between 11-12. I will be using Eminence Plumbing for all my plumbing needs and recommend them to all my family, friends and co-workers. Trust me, they are beyond reasonable with their pricing! They do not take advantage of their customers, like a lot of other plumbing companies. Customer for life!
Eminence ServicesEminence Services
Ali R.
Great to work with and were flexible with my schedule. I have already recommended Steve to a friend for their plumbing needs.
Spouses in LaborSpouses in Labor
Emmanuel O.
They accepted a plumbing work that many other plumbers turned down and they were fair in their pricing. I will use them again.
Eminence ServicesEminence Services
Anna r.
Bill and his crew are awesome!!! They went above and beyond for my needs! Will use them for all of my plumbing needs!
Bill Blankenship PlumbingBill Blankenship Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
The guy was awesome, he did a little more work not charging a little more. This will be where I go for my plumbing needs
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Gwendolyn A.
Awesome awesome .....Prompt excellant service....I would recommend this company to anyone suffering with Plumbing Issues .....Hands down the Best!
Texas Plumbing RepairTexas Plumbing Repair
Chris B.
Fast F Plumbing cleared a line that was clogged. They were responsive on Thumbtack and did a solid job. I would recommend them.
Fast-Fix PlumbingFast-Fix Plumbing
Tatiana V.
Lorenzo was able to come right away and fix my plumbing issues. He was fair priced and did a great job. Thanks!
LORENZO Acm plumbingLORENZO Acm plumbing
Lake Como A.
Responsive, direct, prompt, clean, professional, fair pricing. These guys are amazing. Just became our new first call with plumbing issues!
Joeys PlumbingJoeys Plumbing
Answered my questions and was friendly and courteous I'd recommend Eddie and Mr. YOUNG Plumbing to anyone, price was fair and work was done good.
Mr Young's Plumbing LLCMr Young's Plumbing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
William was wonderful and did a great job. I am so pleased and will work with Adaquo Plumbing again. I highly recommend them!!
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Mark M.
Toilet leak found and corrected quickly at reasonable cost. Responded fast, very professional. Would use again for any plumbing needs!
Valerich's ServiceValerich's Service
Glenda T.
Why say you can do the job if you can't. This contractor kept me hanging 2 days before I found someone else. . . Plumb patrol.
JGM PlumbingJGM Plumbing
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