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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 San Antonio plumbers
Mattie H.
Had a plumbing leak at tub spout. Hannah was professional and understanding. Plumbing was done properly With quality of service and punctuality. Would definitely recommend
Precision & CO Contractors LLCPrecision & CO Contractors LLC
Will S.
Precision and CO plumbing came out to my house and fixed several problems as well as accessed my entire plumbing system!! Will be using them again
Precision & CO Contractors LLCPrecision & CO Contractors LLC
Larry S.
I didn't hire "I plumb" but I found that I plumb was easy to deal , very knowledgeable, had a good attitude. In hope to do business with this company at a later date.
I plumbI plumb
Breanna P.
Amazing plumbing company, very responsive and high quality!!!
Revilla’s Plumbing CompanyRevilla’s Plumbing Company
Joshua S.
Did a great job fixing our plumbing issue. Will use again.
Rualra PlumbingRualra Plumbing
Wilfredo P.
Fantastic service and quick response. Won’t hesitate to use this plumbing company again!
Revilla’s Plumbing CompanyRevilla’s Plumbing Company
CC W.
I wont be using anyone else for plumbing, I am very satisfied after working with Good Guy Services! Timely, quality, and honest work. I highly recommend. Thank you again for helping with all of our plumbing needs!
Good Guy ServicesGood Guy Services
Lonnie S.
Ray was very professional and honest. I will be calling them for any future plumbing needs.
SA Reliable Plumbing LLCSA Reliable Plumbing LLC
Louis D.
Excellent work! Installed new bathroom faucet in no time and made helpful plumbing recommendations.
Otero Plumbing and Handyman ServicesOtero Plumbing and Handyman Services
Crystal M.
Helpful, quick and informative. I'd definitely call IPlumb for my next plumbing emergency.
I plumbI plumb
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication. Professional, and great quality. I will use again for any plumbing needs!
SA MechanicalSA Mechanical
Randy C.
This is the second time I hired I plumb (Armando) to fixed my leaking water control valve. He replaced the old valve with heavy duty. He is professional and reliable. I will hire Armando again if there’s a plumbing problem in the future. Highly recommended to anyone!
I plumbI plumb
Jennifer L.
Excellent service. Very professional and I would use them again for any plumbing issues.
Precision & CO Contractors LLCPrecision & CO Contractors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
SA Mechanical was very responsive, efficient and professional from start to finish with our plumbing repairs.
SA MechanicalSA Mechanical
Annette S.
This plumbing company has great quotes and a professional and honest owner. I recommend him and will use his services in the future.
I plumbI plumb
RebeccahLynn S.
Did an amazing job on fixing my wiggly and leaking toilet. Would definitely call for any other plumbing issues.
Venture Plumbing CoVenture Plumbing Co
Lucia F.
He did an excellent job and fixed other plumbing issues I had. I would highly recommend his services
I plumbI plumb
Steve R.
Excellent customer responsiveness and service. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I plan for this to be my go-to company for plumbing matters going forward.
I plumbI plumb
Priscilla K.
They were on time and fixed the problem right away! Will definitely use them again for plumbing needs. I will also recommend them to friends.
Otero Plumbing and Handyman ServicesOtero Plumbing and Handyman Services
Melissa A.
Armando did an amazing job on our plumbing!! I submitted my request in the late evening and he responded the next early morning and came over first thing that same day. Talk about service! He was very thorough in explaining all that he was going to do and got the job done. I will definitely call him again for plumbing service.
I plumbI plumb
Wyatt A.
Had a plumbing emergency and they managed to slip me into a fully booked day. Came through when no one else would and did an amazing job.
Precision & CO Contractors LLCPrecision & CO Contractors LLC
Ian b.
Second time using James for a plumbing job. This time he installed a new sink and disposal. Once again he did a great job.
Precision & CO Contractors LLCPrecision & CO Contractors LLC
Victoria C.
Rudy was great! He was responsive, affordable, and really knew his stuff. We plan to call Maximus Plumbing for any future repairs we need.
MAXIMUS PLUMBINGMAXIMUS PLUMBING
Oliver B.
Very knowledgeable guy, who is easy to work with. I explained my unique situation with a plumbing leak, and he was able to fix it in an affordable timely manner.
Jose HernandezJose Hernandez
Michael W.
Chris did an outstanding job installing our new kitchen sink! I would highly recommend using Good Guy Services for your plumbing needs!
Good Guy ServicesGood Guy Services
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