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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. 

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 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.

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 Rockwall plumbers
Scott D.
SWAN was on time and very helpful to fix out problems. I would recommend them to others for their plumbing needs.
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Elizabeth W.
The issue I had needed to be resolved by a pool specialist but Conner was very helpful and quick to respond to give me a quote. Will definitely be calling them when I have a plumbing need.
AffordAPlumbAffordAPlumb
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Osornio Plumbing!Eduardo quickly fixed my toilet that was clogged and elevated the kitchen garbage disposal drain line at quoted pice. He has great skills and customer service! Fred
Osornio plumbingOsornio plumbing
Ben H.
Called Hickman when water heater malfunctioned. He came out same day. Was able to fix the problem, and went above and beyond by repairing mistakes from previous plumber. If you need plumbing, don’t hesitate calling Hickman! Fast, Reliable, and most importantly, Honest and Friendly!!
Hickman Plumbing Services LLCHickman Plumbing Services LLC
Isaac J.
Lake Water Plumbing did an excellent job putting in my new water heater. I contacted Cody on a Sunday and he and his crew came out the next day. They stopped by my house first to give a clear-cut price on materials and labor. I bought a water heater from Home Depot and they went and picked it up for me. You could really tell Cody knew his stuff and explained everything he was doing. They went the extra mile to bring my system up to code. Furthermore, they scheduled a water heater inspection with the city and the install passed with no issues. If you want a professional and knowledgeable plumber that will go the extra mile, hire Lake Water Plumbing for your next job.
Lake Water PlumbingLake Water Plumbing
Chris S.
Great Company!!!!!! Professionalism. Check Communication. Check Workmanship. Check Value. Check Promptness. Check They check all the boxes. Richard was very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. His true honesty and integrity were evident in the unique situation with our service request. Augerpros is our “go-to” plumbing company now. Thank you!
Augerpros Plumbing and Drain LLCAugerpros Plumbing and Drain LLC
Anjmun S.
Excellent, timely, courteous First Class Service. Went above and beyond to trouble shoot the issue and presented cost effective measures to resolve the underlying issue with Toilet repair. Would highly recommend this TEAM for any Plumbing Repair and have now put them in my Contacts for any other service related needs.
Leak Chasers PlumbingLeak Chasers Plumbing
Tim R.
We contracted with Hackett Plumbing on a couple of projects needed for a remodel we are doing. Jeff was very responsive throughout the whole process and a joy to work with. His work is high quality and done the right way. We did have lower bids, but after going over the work with Jeff, we knew we were making the right choice by going with him. I will use him again without question.
Hackett Plbg. & RemodelHackett Plbg. & Remodel
Laura M.
Sergio replaced 3 toilets and installed a sink and faucets for me. He had to go to the store and buy parts as the valves and flanges were broken or in terrible shape. He explained each step and offered us options . He also looked at a few other issues we have and offered options on those. He was knowledgeable and responsive to our questions and we will hire him again to take care of other plumbing needs.
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