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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 Sugar Land plumbers
Olga U.
Great plumbing job! Definitely would recommend this company
PRECISE HOME IMPROVEMENT(lifetime warranty)PRECISE HOME IMPROVEMENT(lifetime warranty)
Olivia G.
I am extremely satisfied with Gal Plumbing Industries plumbing repair at my house.  Jason was very professional and knowledgeable.  He gave me a realistic estimate and he solved the problems in one day.  I will surely call them next time.
Gal Plumbing IndustriesGal Plumbing Industries
Lagnesh v.
Bad experience. Charged full price but could not figured out the plumbing issue. Will not recommend to anybody
Turbo Home Services LLCTurbo Home Services LLC
Danish A.
He worked on plumbing issue in bad weather today. quality work , fast and professional. would hire him for other work.
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
CR R.
Black Bear Plumbing responded quickly. Joe came out the same day and fixed the leak. Very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Joe did great work at a very reasonable price. Explained everything to us before and after the work was done. We will definitely recommend Black Bear Plumbing to our family/friends and contact him for future projects.
Black Bear PlumbingBlack Bear Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Ramez arrived on time (actually a bit ahead of time) and called to let me know he was on his way. He installed a new water heater, removed the old one and cleaned up after himself. He was very polite and seemed very knowledgeable about all plumbing matters. I would not hesitate to contact him again with future plumbing needs.
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
Justin R.
Sub contracted a handy man service through this plumbing company and i got ripped off and ended up paying more than double the actual cost.
Halo ServicesHalo Services
Tony M.
Geovanny was polite and knowledgeable, he completed his work promptly. Price was reasonable and I will be very happy to hire him again for future plumbing or handy work needs.
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
Larry H.
It's difficult to find a trustworthy, professional and talented plumber but we lucked up and found ours! We highly recommend Lance and his team for any of your plumbing needs!
Water Leak FixerWater Leak Fixer
Mike H.
Bayo did a great job at good value for a couple of plumbing issues at our house. We had a toilet leak from second floor that caused water stain on the first floor that needed prompt repair. He quickly identified the source of the problem and performed the necessary repairs. Also had a backflow structure for sprinkler system that burst during the freeze that he also repaired promptly. I highly recommend Bayo for your future plumbing needs, he's very experienced and knowledgeable.
B&P PlumbingB&P Plumbing
Jordan G.
Justin did a phenomenal job explaining and answering all of our questions. He was very thorough and very professional. I highly recommend Justin and will be recommending Sweetwater Plumbing to friends and family because of him.
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Thumbtack Customer
He was on time, professional, careful, and did a great job. Came the same day and did the work on the spot after we approved the estimate. I would definitely use Ramez Al for future plumbing needs.
AL Rooter PlumbingAL Rooter Plumbing
Teresa C.
Ash the technician was very thorough in finding the leak in my pipes. I had a lot of anxiety about the problem but he was very calming and soothing and made me feel a lot better. His knowledge of Plumbing is outstanding and he knows exactly what he is doing.
PRECISE HOME IMPROVEMENT(lifetime warranty)PRECISE HOME IMPROVEMENT(lifetime warranty)
Annie P.
Simon answered me very quickly and communicated very well. He was very punctual and replaced my garbage disposal on the spot and on a Sunday in less than hour. Can't say how glad we are to have gone with Simon. We will be using Simon in the future for any plumbing issues we might have in the future.
Simon tapiaSimon tapia
Thumbtack Customer
I had scheduled a appointment with them around 2:30-3 to fix the plumbing in the kitchen at my tenants house. We discussed the price of $60 for cleaning the drain. He arrived 5 hrs late and then charged my tenants $100 for late fees. Don't go to them, they'll rip you off.
P&R plumbingP&R plumbing
Jonathan R.
Glen at Four Star Plumbing is a true professional. Great communication leading to an accurate estimate. Good workmanship and the ability to work through problems when encountered during the job. A can-do attitude that just keeps things on track toward a great outcome. Thanks to Glen to getting our sinks back in great operational condition.
Four Star PlumbingFour Star Plumbing
Clair T.
Joe is a great plumber, and I would highly recommend him. He is professional, quick, knowledgeable, and very fair with his pricing. He showed up EXACTLY when he said he would for both my estimate appointment, and today to actually do the work.I will definitly hire him from now on for all my plumbing needs.
Black Bear PlumbingBlack Bear Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
He was the most efficient person and best plumber..very accurate and very eager to help me......he was fifth person to try to fix what I needed and the only one that has succeded...he knew exactly what was wrong and repaired it .....very reasonable on his prices......I would recommend him for any job u might have with plumbing...Tks again Demi
Sweetwater Plumbing CompanySweetwater Plumbing Company
Loic H.
Extremely happy with my experience with Edward Plumbing: they responded pretty quickly to my request for quote and gave me a ball park estimate based on my pictures. They showed up at the agreed time and revised quote down when seeing the actual issue. The work was done neetly, and professionally. And they even cleaned up behind them :-) . Really nice and professional interactions with some good education for a homeowner like me. 5 stars and will definitely contact them again in the future.
Kae Edward PlumbingKae Edward Plumbing
Olufunmilayo A.
Adebayo did spectacular work! Everything about his work was quality. He took the time to explain everything that he planned to do before doing it. He was able to locate three leaks that we were not aware of and he was able to install sink and shower hardware all throughout the home. He made sure to finish the 10 jobs the same day all while charging fair prices. I highly recommend him for any plumbing job.
B&P PlumbingB&P Plumbing
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