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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 University Park plumbers
Stephanie C.
They really worked hard to accommodate my plumbing needs. I would recommend them for your next plumbing service. They are affordable as well!
Artex Services, IncArtex Services, Inc
Pamela S.
Great Experience with this Aquado plumbing!
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Lee H.
Enjoy working with Hackett Plumbing and crew.
Hackett Plbg. & RemodelHackett Plbg. & Remodel
Elliot C.
Did a plumbing inspection for me and did a great job!
SWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and AirSWAN Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air
Jonathan C.
Showed up the same day and completed plumbing repair for a reasonable price.
Abel & Sons Plumbing ServicesAbel & Sons Plumbing Services
Joe P.
Lorenzo did a great job with my plumbing needs. Highly recommend
LORENZO Acm plumbingLORENZO Acm plumbing
Kent S.
So good, helped get my plumbing fixed after the freeze!
Castaneda RemodelingCastaneda Remodeling
Jason J.
Pablo fixed the leak in my plumbing, and saved my peace of mind! G
Pablo Drains and Clean UpsPablo Drains and Clean Ups
Vikram J.
Connor is simply great, did an awesome job for us on multiple plumbing issues in no time.
Kapil P.
Ivan from InK Plumbing was very professional and did great work. Thank you!
InK Plumbing LLCInK Plumbing LLC
Michael W.
Pablo changed my shutoff valves and would recommend him for future plumbing needs
JGM PlumbingJGM Plumbing
Robert L.
Super helpful and did a great job. Would highly recommend for your plumbing issues.
Valerich's ServiceValerich's Service
Thumbtack Customer
Lawrence helped us out of a tough plumbing situation. He diagnosed and fixed a complex problem.
Lawrence V RodriguezLawrence V Rodriguez
Kyle R.
The quality of the plumbing repair was excellent, and went far beyond my initial assessment of the repair needed
Y&J Construction Co.Y&J Construction Co.
Jill B.
These guys were amazing!! Fixed my huge plumbing problem and would call them again if needed!!!!
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Lawrence did a pretty big plumbing job for us and did it in a timely manner and stuck to our budget.
Lawrence V RodriguezLawrence V Rodriguez
Nakitra T.
Great job!!! Came to install my sink!! Communicated time delays! Will use again for any plumbing!!!
JGM PlumbingJGM Plumbing
Dilpreet S.
Had a good experience with Diego. He was on time and came fully prepared to fix all the plumbing issues in my house . He also explained what the issues were and how to avoid them in future. I would recommend him and would hire him again for future plumbing needs
Diego's Home RepairsDiego's Home Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Great job fixing a clogged sink. Timely, professional, everything you could hope for in a plumbing company. Would highly recommend.
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
Morgan M.
Extremely professional and helpful last minute when we needed plumbing and electrical work done on our condo. Highly recommend.
Y&J Construction Co.Y&J Construction Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Hackett Plumbing gets my endorsement as a quality contractor. Jeff and Darin recently completed a plumbing finish out in my office complex and the work quality provided was very good. Not one to be deterred or to leave the his clients hanging, Jeff went out of his way to identify some problems with the architectural plans and he coordinated and communicated the needed changes to the appropriate parties.
Hackett Plbg. & RemodelHackett Plbg. & Remodel
Taylor H.
Could not ask for a better guy to help me get the job done. Quick, fast, and reasonably priced. Will call again for plumbing issues in the future.
All in one serviceAll in one service
Pat G.
Mike did a great job quick efficient and easy to work with I'll definitely be using him again for any other plumbing projects that come up!
Thumbtack Customer
LVR gave me a very quick quote, reasonable in price, and fixed my plumbing leak within 48 hours. I will use them again.
Lawrence V RodriguezLawrence V Rodriguez
Teresa M.
This is the best plumbing service!! I called with a clogged sink today and they came within an hour. Very efficient, effective work! I will definitely use them again!!
Adaquo Plumbing SolutionsAdaquo Plumbing Solutions
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