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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 Round Rock plumbers
Aytekin O.
Leo did a great job with estimating the work with my plumbing problem. He diagnosed the problems very quickly and fixed them in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend him for any plumbing work. 5 stars!
My Austin painter & Handyman servicesMy Austin painter & Handyman services
Claude F.
They not only did good work but helped me get through the difficulties that come with plumbing. I am grateful.
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Alice j.
I was so impressed with the patience and professionalism shown. He took such great care to make sure the job was done right and that I was a satisfied customer at each step of the toilet install. I will definitely keep his number and use him for future plumbing jobs. Great job Durako Plumbing! Alice J Round Rock
Durako PlumbingDurako Plumbing
Robert P.
Kevin was prompt, responsive, and reasonably priced. He did a great job for us on a couple of upgrade items and on one plumbing problem.
Kevin LarrimoreKevin Larrimore
Thumbtack Customer
Good work, reasonable price, offers sincere opinions about all plumbing matters. Adaptable to work being more or different from original request.
Kevin LarrimoreKevin Larrimore
Jennifer S.
Quick to come out and fix the problem and was a great price! I should of hired them to begin with. Will definitely be hiring them for any future plumbing issues!
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Thumbtack Customer
We had some plumbing issues and chores. Carl took care of them efficiently and professionally. He only performed the needed functions and was more than fair in settling up with us.
Carl's Repair ServicesCarl's Repair Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and on time for the estimate. Reviewed the water heater and advised on cost to repair our vent issue. We hired the team and they completed the job to our satisfaction. Cannon plumbing is definitely a team I would recommend to others requiring their service. Thank You !!!
Cannon Plumbing and DrainCannon Plumbing and Drain
Karen R.
Had only scheduled an estimate, but when Shawn and his assistant arrived, I felt confident that they could handle the project. Was very impressed with their skills and the project was completed in less than an hour. Everything was explained to me at the completion, and I was reassured everything was functioning properly. Local Plumbing is now my plumber of choice.
Crow's Plumbing ServiceCrow's Plumbing Service
Thumbtack Customer
A pro all the way. On budget, on time. This was the easiest professional I've ever had to work with. He shot straight and let me know exactly what needed to be done to correct a problem an different contractor made. Plumbing works better than it has in the past 12 years! Felipe is THE MAN! Honest and very affordable.
US Construction & RemodelingUS Construction & Remodeling
Lokesh B.
I was totally flatenned by the immediate and quick response by Scotty and he called and gave me his available time immediately and after all discuss , he even discussed pros and cons of the project and recommended and good product and regular maintaintaince tips. I would highly, highly, highly recommend Scotty for any of the Plumbing needs
Scotty GrayScotty Gray
Thumbtack Customer
Cost estimate was significantly less than a well known plumbing company in the greater Austin area (e.g $1400) while still replacing the same parts and meeting code standards. Garrett was timely,communicative, efficient, and followed up several days later to ensure the water heater was working properly. Already recommended to our neighbor and will recommend to others.
Lone Star Water ServicesLone Star Water Services
Greg M.
Faucet is installed crooked, had to come back in order to set the sink properly. There is silicon everywhere. Drawer is installed crooked, and many other issues. I will give him this, he worked his ass off in order to get this thing installed. He had to move some plumbing and reinforce the wall. I hope that was done properly since the outside work doesn’t look the best.
HomezzHomezz
Terry C.
Hired Kevin to replace an old kitchen faucet. Kevin did a super quality job removing a stubborn old faucet assembly, and then installed the new one. Kevin gave me some very good pointers on various plumbing areas around the house and how to solve them, even including water run-off in the yard. He was very knowledgeable and his rates were VERY fair !!! Will hire again to do other projects
Kevin LarrimoreKevin Larrimore
Joel V.
Awesome work done by Pex Plumbing! During the job, the plumber ran into an unforeseen problem with where we wanted to re-position our lines for a kitchen remodel. He was able to come up with an even better solution and did so all in quick order. We will have him come back to do more work once our kitchen is complete. For now, all I can say is that he was a true professional and did a wonderful job for us!
pex plumbing llcpex plumbing llc
Venkata k.
I highly recommend this guy. He showed up on time as promised and he was able to remove my older faucet which had rusted bolt and literally worked for 45 mins to remove my old faucet. Installed my new shiny faucet and no leaks and great work done. Lots of applause to him and cheers for getting this done. He took about 3 hours in total and the price we paid it was totally worth it. For my next plumbing work, I am gonna hire him for sure.
HomezzHomezz
Bob N.
Showed up and did the work well. Even fix another small issue with plumbing without any extra charge. Was half the cost of other bids who wanted $1,600 to replace a waterheater getting $500 mark up in the unit + $500 in labor. SCAM! Get your water heater at Home Depot (same brands available so don;t beleive the bullcrap about better prat) or Lowes and save 50% using a reasonable guy like this for a 2-3 hour job.
HomezzHomezz
Jennifer S.
He came to unclog my kitchen sink drain and did not complete the job. He couldn’t unclog it with the snake he had and then poured a chemical down the drain and said it would burn the skin off if touched and said it should go all the way down in 24 hours and it still hasn’t done so. So that chemical is still there and I don’t know how to get it out without hurting myself. He was a nice guy but I don’t think he should be hired for plumbing services. Im frustrated and now I have to find someone else to hopefully fix it and pay another fee.
Maverick's handyman servicesMaverick's handyman services
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